Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ crossed south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coast near Gopalpur today morning, resulting in heavy rains and strong winds in various districts in the regions.
Officials said that upon its landfall, it brought heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts of Odisha.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting today morning and has asked the situation to be monitored closely. The Met department has advised fishermen to not venture into sea along and off Andhra Pradesh coast during next 24 hours.The state government has also instructed officials in coastal districts and various departments to be alert to tackle any emergency situation.
The Commissioner also said that the situation is normal in other districts of Odisha except Malkangiri. The water level is below the danger level. Chief Minister of the state has also announced relief of Rs. 60 per person each day and Rs. 45 for children below 12 years for seven days.
Bishnu Pada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner Of Odisha, said that people from low lying areas were evacuated last night and others were evacuated last night and moved to shelters. Malkangiri has received very heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.