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Odisha Dam Gates Opened After Cyclone 'Daye' Triggers Heavy Rain

Two shutters of Upper Kolab dam in Odisha's Koraput were opened on 21 September following a rise in the water level after cyclone 'DAYE' crossed the coast near Gopalpur, triggering heavy downpour accompanied by high velocity winds in several parts of the state.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that danger signs have been hoisted at all ports of Odisha. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the officials to keep a close watch on the situation and take steps to ensure no loss of life. He also asked them to arrange adequate relief materials.

The cyclone warning division's (CWD) advisory warned that the sea will be very rough over central and north Bay of Bengal and off the coasts of Odisha, West Bengal and north Andhra Pradesh
Chief minister has asked officials of the coastal districts to be alert and prepared
NDRF and ODRAF have also been deployed in different districts
Deep Depression Turns Into Depression Over Odisha & Chhattisgarh

The india Meteorological department said in a tweet that the deep Depression over Interior Odisha and adjoining Chhattisgarh, weakened into a Depression and lay centred at 5:30pm on Friday, 21 September.

People From Low-Lying Areas Evacuated, CM Sanctions Gratuitous Relief

Bishnu Pada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha told ANI, "People from low lying areas were evacuated on 20 September night and kept at shelters. No persons are injured or dead. Malkangiri has received very heavy rainfall in last 24 hours."

He added, Except for Malkangiri, the situation is normal in all other districts. The water level in all major rivers is below the danger level. CM has sanctioned gratuitous relief of Rs 60 a day per person and Rs 45/per day for children below 12 for seven days."

Cyclone 'Daye' Crosses Coast in Odisha

Cyclonic storm 'DAYE' crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha early Friday, triggering heavy downpour accompanied by high velocity wind in several parts of the state.

The cyclonic storm 'DAYE' over northwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestward with a speed of about 23 kmph and crossed south Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast close to Gopalpur in the early hours of Friday, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas said.

Cyclone 'Daye' to Bring Rains in Maharashtra: Officials

The developing cyclone off the coast of Odisha is set to bring heavy to moderate showers in Vidarbha and north madhya Maharashtra, reported PTI quoting an IMD official.

The official added that the state's Konkan region, which includes Mumbai, will receive isolated downpour Saturday onwards. Sunday, incidentally, would see massive crowds in Mumbai as well as other cities in Maharashtra as people flock to water bodies to immerse Ganesh idols.

Fishing Operations Suspended Till Friday

In view of the adverse weather conditions, the MeT office has advised suspension of fishing operations and asked fishermen not to venture into the sea till Friday.

Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi has asked all concerned to remain alert, closely monitor the situation and keep the administrative machinery fully prepared to meet any eventuality and ensure round-the-clock functioning of the control room.

Deep Depression Intensifies Into Cyclonic Storm

The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on Thursday night and is expected to hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur shortly, the India Meteorological Department said.

"Cyclonic storm 'Daye' lay centred over northwest Bay of Bengal, about 90 km southeast of Gopalpur, and is likely to cross south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Kalingapatnam and Puri," Director of the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, H R Biswas said.

It will make landfall as a cyclonic storm with winds gusting up to 80 kmph, he said.

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