Weather Alert – Heavy Rains in Southeast and East India, December 2, 2021
Location: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal, India
Event: The Indian Meteorological Department forecasts that a low-pressure area over south Andaman Sea has the possibility to become cyclone Jawad and will bring heavy to very heavy rainfall and strong winds to the coasts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal during December 3-5. Low-lying areas might be flooded. Potential threats include damaged structures and falling objects; electricity, communication systems, and roadways may be disrupted.
Depending on weather conditions, routine American Citizen Services appointments and operations at U.S. Consulates General Hyderabad and Kolkata may be limited due to heavy rain or floods. If you or your U.S. citizen family member face an emergency such as arrest, hospitalization, or death, please call +91-40-4033-8300 for Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh and Odisha) or +91-33-6827-2400 for Kolkata (West Bengal and all other eastern states). Alternatively, please email HydACS@state.gov or KolkataACS@state.gov.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media and the Indian Meteorological Department (https://mausam.imd.gov.in/) for weather updates.
- Seek secure shelter if a cyclone is affecting your area.
- Prepare to shelter in place until conditions improve by having enough drinking water, food, and other supplies at your residence. Review the list of recommended items for an emergency at https://www.ready.gov/kit.
- Make contingency plans to leave.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Indian media at the following:
- The Hindu, https://www.thehindu.com/
- The Indian Express, https://indianexpress.com/
- The Telegraph, https://www.telegraphindia.com/
- The Times of India, https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
U.S. Embassy New DelhiShantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 +91 11 2419 8000, ACSND@state.gov
U.S. Consulate General Chennai220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, Chennai 600006 +91 44 2857 4000, ChennaiCS@state.gov
U.S. Consulate General HyderabadPaigah Palace, 1-8-323 Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003 +91 40 4033 8300, HydACS@state.gov
U.S. Consulate General Kolkata5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700071 +91 33 6827 2400, KolkataACS@state.gov
U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051 +91 22 2672 4000, MumbaiACS@state.gov