Cyclone Bulbul to head towards WB and Bangladesh alerts IMD officials

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Bulbul formed over the Bay of Bengal intensified and is set to head towards the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, the IMD said on Friday.

“Cyclone Bulbul has intensified. It will move towards West Bengal and Bangladesh. The wind speed would be around 10 kilometers per hour. Puri will also be going to receive rainfall,” said Pradeep Kumar Jena, Special Relief Commissioner Odisha.

The fishing operation has been totally suspended over Odisha-West Bengal coasts. T The fishermen out at sea are advised to return to the coast.

Rajiv Gauba takes stock: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed preparedness for Cyclone Bulbul through video conferencing with officials of Odisha government. DGP BK Sharma, Principal Secy Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Saurav Garg along with Principal Secretaries & Secretaries of concerned departments were present.

Heavy rain likely in Odisha: IMD has said that several places over Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday, due to the influence of Cyclonic Storm ‘Bulbul’. The Pampan port authorities have hoisted cyclone warning as the fishermen have been warned against venturing into the sea for fishing till further orders.