DAYE Cyclonic Storm in Odisha – Heavy Rainfall in Delhi and Other States:
Since 21st September 2018, Friday night Delhi NCR has received heavy rains and the clouds were blowing from the evening and the wind was still going on. At the same time, the cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ reached on the banks of Odisha near Gopalpur early on Friday, due to the heavy rains there and Malkangiri district has been badly affected, the district contact has been cut off from the rest of the region.
Special relief commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said that the cyclonic storm has affected Malkangiri district and some people are stuck in the water-logged areas along with potteries. He said that some 150 people have been rescued from some places in the district till now. At the same time, the Meteorological Department had expressed the possibility of having cloudy weather in the evening and night and splitting with light rain and thunderstorms.
Himachal Pradesh can get heavy rains for the next four days i.e., 24th September. Director of the Meteorological Department, Manmohan Singh, said that the department has generally expressed the possibility of heavy rains across Himachal, whereas a warning has been issued to the districts of Shimla, Kangra, Mandi and Chamba especially from Friday to Tuesday.
He said that immediate steps have been taken for distribution of relief material in the affected areas and proper estimation of loss due to natural disaster is being done. Malkangiri collector Manish Agrawal said that the district has received 1163.8 mm of rains since Thursday and the lower areas are submerged in water and water flowing from the main roads is in progress.
An official of the Chief Minister’s Office said that after reviewing the situation Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the Malkangiri district administration to reach out to the affected people and provide all kinds of assistance. He said that Patnaik has sanctioned Rs. 60 per day for every person in the district for every seven days and Rs. 45 per day for every child under 12 years of age.
Bhubaneswar’s Meteorological Center Director HR Vishwas said that the cyclonic storm ‘Dai’ crossed over the North-West Bengal coast on Friday crossed the coast of neighboring Andhra Pradesh, near south Odisha and Gopalpur on Friday morning. He told that the cyclone will continue towards west-northwest direction at a speed of 26 kmph and will become weak.