Cyclone Jawad To Severly Impact 19 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: Around 19 districts in Odisha are more likely to experience heavy rainfall, flooding, landslides, and damages to houses and property due to the Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.

The districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, and Dhenkanal are to bear the brunt of the cyclone.

Impact in the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada and Cuttack

i) Major damage to thatched houses/ huts and vulnerable structures.
ii) Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of trees.
iii) Minor damage to power and communication lines.
iv) Localized Flooding of roads, inundation and water logging in low lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban areas of the affected region.
v) Occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall.
vi) Disruption of traffic in major cities due to water logging in roads leading to
increased travel time.
viii) Localized Landslides/Mudslidesin hilly areas
ix) Damage to horticulture and standing crops in some areas due to inundation. Damage to banana, Papaya & Moringa (Drumstick) trees.
x) It may lead to riverine flooding in some river catchments(Nagavali, Rushikulya, Vanshadhara)

Impact in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, and Dhenkanal

i) Breaking of tree branches
ii) Localized Flooding of roads, inundation and water logging in low lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban areas of the affected region.
iii) Occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall.
iv) Disruption of traffic in major cities due to water logging in roads leading to increased travel time.
v) Minor Damage to Kutcha roads and vulnerable structure and wall collapsed
of vulnerable kutcha houses
vi) Localized Landslides/Mudslides in hilly areas
vii) Damage to horticulture and standing crops in some areas due to inundation. Damage to banana, Papaya &Moringa (Drumstick) trees.

As per the latest update by the IMD, the Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal continued to move north-northwestwards with a speed of 06 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0230 hrs IST of today, the 04th December 2021, over westcentral Bay of Bengal about 250 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 360 km south of Gopalpur (Odisha), 430 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) and 510 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha).

It is likely to move north-northwestwards and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh–south Odisha coasts by 04th December morning. Thereafter, it is likely to recurve northnortheastwards, move along Odisha coast reaching near Puri around 5th December noon and weaken gradually. Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast and weaken further.

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls (more than 20 cm) over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur today.

Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to at one or two places over the districts of Kendrapada, Cuttack, Khordha, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, and Rayagada; and heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Koraput and Malkangiri.

On Sunday, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, and Puri; and heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Khordha, Ganjam and Gajapati.

Squally winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail along & off North Andhra Pradesh–Odisha coasts till forenoon of 4th. It will gradually increase becoming 55-65 gusting to 75 kmph till midnight of 4th and Gale Winds 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph from midnight of 4th to noon of 5th. It would decrease thereafter gradually.

Storm surge of about 0.5 – 1m height above astronomical tide is likely to inundate low lying areas of coastal districts of Odisha around noon of 5 th December. Fourth December being a new Moon day, higher astronomical tides of about 2-4 m height are likely along the coast of Odisha & West Bengal.