Bhubaneswar- Preliminary damage assessment report of Amphan will by 48 hours. SRC Pradeep Jena said that govt instructed to all collectors to submit the report by 22 May. And then the damage will repair as soon as possible.
The epicenter was reported below the Odisha coast, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Between Digha and Hatia islands, winds are blowing in the Sundarbans. However, the worst damage assessment is now underway in four districts of Odisha from the early hours of this morning to the afternoon.
Odisha be careful since last evening
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. It then turned northwest, taking the form of a hurricane. Later, the wind changed direction. However, the hurricane did not last long. It fell again and took the form of a severe cyclonic storm.
The closer the storm was, the more fearful Odisha was. It had been raining on the south coast since yesterday. Later, heavy rains began in Puri and Khordha districts. The capital Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have also been receiving rains and winds since last night. Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts were in turmoil as the winds were blowing north and northeast. The two districts had the highest wind speeds since Tuesday night. There was heavy rain with winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour on Wednesday morning.
The highest rainfall, wind record in Paradip
Danger signal 8 was issued at the port of Paradip for Amphan. High tides came as the sea was rough. As the night wore on, so did the rain and wind in the port city of Paradip. According to the Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Department, the maximum wind and rainfall was recorded in Paradip.
The maximum wind speed was 106 kmph in Paradip. In addition, 214 mm of rainfall was recorded in 24 hours. Trees were uprooted in various parts of Jagatsinghpur district, including Paradip, due to strong winds. The NDRFF and ODRF teams cleared the trees. After 12 noon, the winds and rainfall in Paradip decreased.
The state government has begun preparations for the storm. He warned 12 districts and focused on six districts. Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts were sent by the ODRF and NDRF teams. Firefighters and Odisha Forest Development Corporation personnel were alerted. People from the lower reaches were evacuated.