Coast Guard headquarter in Kolkata initiates measures to curb impact of Cyclone Amphan

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In view of Cyclone Amphan prone to have an effect on coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha, the Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (North-East) at Kolkata, on Friday initiated varied measures. All efforts have been made by the Coast Guard within the maritime states of West Bengal and Odisha in coordination with the state administration and fisheries division.

The Coast Guard being the nodal company for coordination of maritime search and rescue operations, together with help to fishermen at sea, suggested fishermen to not enterprise into sea until enchancment in climate situation. The ICG ships and plane on patrol are additionally been directing fishing boats/ dinghies working at sea to return harbour for security, moreover common warning via Coastal Surveillance Network in native language by the ICG personnel.

A cyclone that is prone to type within the southern Bay of Bengal by the night of May 16 will deliver rain to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha and West Bengal, the IMD stated.

On May 14, the climate workplace dispatched an alert on the brewing storm, Cyclone Amphan, to the National Disaster Response Force and the chief secretaries of eight states and Union Territories.

“Yesterday’s low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining the south Andaman Sea lay as a well-marked low-pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels,” the IMD stated in a bulletin.

The low-pressure space may be very prone to focus right into a despair over central components of south Bay of Bengal on May 15 and “further intensify into a cyclonic storm” over the identical area by 5:30 pm on May 16, the IMD bulletin additional stated.

While mild to average rain is anticipated at most locations over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 15-16; heavy rainfall at remoted locations is anticipated in these two days. Coastal Odisha is prone to expertise mild to average rainfall with heavy falls at just a few locations on May 18 and heavy to very heavy falls at just a few locations on May 19. 

“Fishermen are advised not to venture into the south and the central Bay of Bengal from 15th May 2020,” the IMD stated. “Those who are out at sea over these regions are advised to return to coasts by tomorrow.”

“Also, fishermen are advised not to venture into the west-central BoB off the north Andhra Pradesh coast on the 18th and into the north BoB along and off the Odisha-West Bengal coasts from 18th May 2020 onwards. Those who are out at sea over these regions are advised to return to coasts by 17th May,” it stated.