The officials in Odisha evacuated close to 1 million people on Thursday, as part of their effort to stay prepared before the potentially devastating cyclone Fani approached the coast. Meanwhile, a de-warning has been issued in three districts in Andhra Pradesh as the Cyclone ‘Fani’ has moved away from the state. Vizag too is likely to remain largely unaffected as per the latest update. “Cyclone Fani has moved away from Andhra Pradesh, so, we have issued a de-warning. Three districts in the state were impacted by heavy rainfall,” news agency ANI quoted Mrityunjay Mohapatra, of IMD, Delhi as saying.
The latest updates from the IMD reveal that ‘Fani’ is likely to weaken in the coming few hours. Mrityunjay Mohapatra, of IMD, Delhi said, “In the next 3 hours,
#CycloneFani is expected to weaken with a wind speed of 150-160 km per hour, subsequently it will weaken and move north-northeastwards. By evening, it may weaken into a severe cyclonic storm over the extreme northern part of Odisha.”
Reportedly, Indian Navy’s P-8I and Dornier will be launched in the afternoon to conduct an aerial survey and assess the impact and devastation after Fani crosses the shore.