New Delhi, Apr 29 (PTI) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Coast Guard have been put on high alert and fishermen asked not to venture into the sea as cyclone ‘Fani’ is expected to intensify into a very severe storm by Tuesday, the Home Ministry said Monday.
The cyclone is expected to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm by Tuesday, a home ministry statement said.
Odisha is under continuous watch.
The NDRF and the Indian Coast Guard have been put on high alert and placed at the disposal of the state governments concerned. Regular warnings have been issued since April 25 to fishermen not to venture into the sea and asking those at sea to return to coast, it said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is closely monitoring the situation and has directed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to convene a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to take stock of the situation with the state governments and the central ministries and agencies concerned to ensure necessary preparations to deal with the situation.