United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India
Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens:
Cyclone Warning for North Coastal Andhra Pradesh,
Odisha, and West Bengal
May 1, 2019
Location: North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal.
Event: Cyclone Fani, currently over the Bay of Bengal, is predicted to intensify further and cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali on May 3. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal May 2-4. Rainfall will be accompanied by rough sea conditions and high winds, with gusts up to 210 kilometers per hour. A storm surge will likely flood low-lying areas of Odisha at the time of landfall. Potential threats include damaged structures and falling objects; electricity, communication systems, and roadways may be disrupted.
Actions to Take
- Make contingency plans to leave the affected coastal areas.
- Seek secure shelter.
- Be prepared to shelter in place until conditions improve.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
- Monitor local media for weather updates.
- Follow directions of local authorities.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- The website for the India Meteorological Division is available here.
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