**Bhubaneswar: ** The depression formed at Bay of Bengal some 950 km away from Odisha’s Gopalpur coast has now intensified into deep depression and is moving at a speed of 10 km per hour.
By evening the system is likely to move north westward and intensify into a cyclonic storm named ‘Kyant’. According to the Bhubaneswar Met Dept Director Sarat Chandra Sahu, the system if moves towards Odisha, the Cyclone is likely to move only along the Odisha coast towards north and so the impact on Odisha would not be like that of Cyclone Phailin in 2013 or Hudhud in 2014.
However due to the cyclone’s impact the wind speed at Odisha coast may be as high as 110 km per hour followed by heavy rains in several coastal and adjoining districts by 26th and 27th of October. The Special Relief Commissioner – P K Mohapatra has already advised farmers to cover the harvest crops in view of the heavy showers that is likely to follow.
The SRC has also assured that all precautionary and preparedness measures have already been taken by the state govt and there is nothing to panic.