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The severe cyclonic storm ‘Feni’ has been transformed into a severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday and it is likely to hit the coast between Puri and Kendrapara in Odisha by Friday. This information was given by a senior official. The India Meteorological Department has not yet told where it will hit the storm.

The cyclone warning unit of the India Meteorological Department said in its bulletin at 12 noon that Feni is now located in the Bay of Bengal and adjoining southwest, which is about 830 km south of Puri, 670 kilometers south of Visakhapatnam, southeast and Trincomalee is located approximately 680 kilometers northeast.

Special relief commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said that the Indian Meteorological Department has indicated that between Satpada or Chandrabhaga in Puri district and Gupta of Kendrapara, there is a possibility of a collision in the late night on May 3. He said that according to the prediction from the US Navy, there is the possibility of going through Odisha through the coast of the cyclone. The location of the cyclone collapse will be clear on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has released funds from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for four states – Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.

Of the total financial assistance of Rs 1086 crore, Odisha will get Rs 340.87 crore. Regional Meteorological Center director H.R. Biswas said here that the cyclonic storm swept away at a speed of 16 km/hour in the last six hours and turned into a very severe cyclonic storm. It is currently located approximately 760 kilometers south-east of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Biswas said that the impact of ‘Feni’ is likely to be more serious than the ‘Butterfly’ coming on Odisha-Andhra coast last year. At least 60 people were killed in a cyclone ‘Butterfly’ in Odisha in October 2018. Biswas said that in the next 36 hours of ‘Feni’ a tremendous cyclonic storm is expected to be transformed and by one May evening it is north- There is a possibility of moving towards the west. After this, it can re-enter the coast of Odisha on the north-northeast.

He said that due to the cyclone, heavy rainfall would occur in the south and eastern coastal districts, whereas heavy rainfall in one or two places in North Odisha districts. Sethi said there will be rainfall in several coastal areas on May 2 and it will increase on May 3. While wind speed will remain up to 70 km / h. The Meteorological Department said that on the banks of North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and adjoining areas, there is a possibility of wind speeds of 40-50 km per hour from May 2, which can increase speed up to 60 km per hour. From the morning of May 3, the wind speed is expected to increase to 60-70 kmph and after that 85kph is expected.

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