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Alert: Cyclone Michaung Brewing in Bay of Bengal, Odisha on High Alert

The Bay of Bengal is brewing a storm as Cyclone Michaung is forming and may cross the Andhra-Odisha coasts on December 5th. Authorities in Odisha have issued warnings and put seven coastal districts on high alert.

Fishermen Warned:

Advising caution, officials have urged fishermen to avoid venturing into the sea from December 1st morning. Any fishermen currently at sea are instructed to return by the same date.

Cyclone’s Trajectory:

The cyclonic storm is expected to follow a west-northwest direction, intensifying into a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal by November 30th.
Within the next 48 hours, it is predicted to gain further strength and transform into a full-fledged cyclone named ‘Michaung’ over the southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal.

State-level Preparations:

The Odisha government has taken proactive measures by placing seven coastal districts under alert: Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, and Ganjam.
* Special Relief Commissioner Satyabrata Sahoo has communicated warnings and alerts to relevant authorities, ensuring timely dissemination of information to fishermen and boats at sea.

Expected Rainfall:

Although the cyclone’s exact impact is still under observation, light to moderate rainfall with thundershowers is predicted for parts of Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur on December 3rd.

Authorities Remain Vigilant:

State officials and weather departments are closely monitoring the situation, providing regular updates and taking necessary precautions to ensure public safety.

Stay Informed:

Citizens are advised to stay updated on weather warnings and follow instructions issued by authorities.

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