During the next 12 hours, the depression will build into a cyclonic storm due to Cyclone Jawad
At 05:30 IST on December 3rd, 2021, the depression deepened into a Deep Depression over the west-central adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday (December 3, 2021) that a deep depression over west-central Andhra Pradesh-Odisha will intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over the next 12 hours and will approach the north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast by Saturday morning.
"Depression intensified into Deep Depression over west-central adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal at 0530 IST of 3rd Dec 2021. To intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours & reach north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast by tomorrow morning," IMD tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government released instructions on Thursday evening to mitigate the consequences of Cyclone Jawad. In light of the looming cyclonic situation, the state authorities plan to deploy 266 teams in coastal areas, including the NDRF, State Fire Services, and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), according to Pradeep Kumar Jena, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena remarked, "While informing about the readiness for Cyclonic Storm "JAWAD", "The State Government is well prepared to deal the emerging situation 14 coastal districts have been put on alert and asked to take all necessary steps in view of impending cyclonic storm."
"With the time, the will be more clarity on situation. We have planned to deploy total a 266 teams which includes NDRF, State Fire Services and ODRAF. We have order to deploy 24 teams of NDRF, 158 teams of State Fire Services and 33 teams of ODRAF in 10 coastal districts including Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore, and we have reserved 10 teams of NDRF, 14 teams of Fire Services and 27 teams of ODRAF," Jena said.
In addition, the ARD Department issued an order in response to the cyclonic storm, which stated: "In view of the impending cyclonic storm `JAWAD` as a measure of abundant caution there is a need to restrict fishing activities along the entire coast of Odisha and Chilika Lake from 3rd December 2021 till 5th December, 2021."