New Delhi: In wake of the cyclone Fani which made its landfall in Odisha on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he would be visiting the state on May 6 to take stock of the situation. “Day after tomorrow, on 6th morning, I will be going to Odisha to take stock of the situation arising in the wake of cyclone Fani,” PM Modi said.
Notably, cyclone Fani, made landfall on the eastern coast of Odisha on Friday morning and claimed the lives of at least eight people and left hundreds injured. The very severe cyclonic storm Fani moved over coastal Odisha moved north-northeastwards at 20 kmph in last 6 hours and weakened into a severe cyclonic storm, the IMD said.
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The weather agency also added that the storm lay centred at 20.30 hours over Coastal Odisha about 110 km southwest of Midnapore in West Bengal, 80 km southwest of Digha and 210 km southwest of Kolkata.
Fani is likely to continue further in the north, northeast direction, and reach the east Burdwan-Hooghly border, and through Nadia go to Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon, weakening into a cyclonic storm, after having triggered rains, said Regional Meteorological Centre’s Deputy Director General Sanjib Bandyopadhyay.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to take stock of the situation in Odisha and West Bengal which is reeling under the effects of Cyclone Fani. He tweeted, “Spoke to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Ji and discussed situation prevailing due to Cyclone Fani. Assured continuous support from Central Government in the wake of the cyclone. The entire nation stands in solidarity with all those affected by the cyclone in different parts.”