Cyclone Hamoon has intensified into a cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal and is likely to make landfall in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 25. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rain and strong winds along the coastal areas of these states.
The IMD has issued a red alert for the coastal districts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, warning of heavy rain and strong winds of up to 150 km/h. The IMD has also advised fishermen not to venture into the sea and has urged people living in low-lying areas to evacuate to safer places.
The governments of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have taken precautionary measures to deal with the cyclone. Evacuation shelters have been set up in coastal districts and disaster response teams have been deployed. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Army have also been put on high alert.
Here are some tips to stay safe during a cyclone:
- Stay indoors and close all doors and windows.
- If you live in a low-lying area, evacuate to a safer place.
- Stock up on food, water, and other essential supplies.
- Listen to the radio for updates on the cyclone and follow the instructions of the authorities.
If you are caught in a cyclone, here are some things you can do:
- Take shelter in a strong building or storm shelter.
- If you are outdoors, find a low-lying area and lie down on your stomach with your head covered.
- Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for falling objects.
- If you see a power line, stay away from it.
Please stay safe and take all necessary precautions during Cyclone Hamoon.