A deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal, named Kyant, is expected to become a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and hit the Odisha coast.
the deep depression lay centred about 950 km east-southeast of Gopalpur, a place in Ganjam district of Odisha.Fishermen were advised to be cautious while venturing into distant sea along Odisha Coast.
The depression is likely to have impact on at least 10 districts from central, coastal and north Odisha.
Bhubaneswar Met office director Sarat Sahu said Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) has been hoisted at all ports in Odisha and fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the interior or distant sea along the Odisha coast during the period.
Meanwhile, Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra asked people not to panic, stating that the government is fully prepared to tackle any kind of eventuality.