Bhubaneswar, May 6: Water Resources department on Friday held a preparatory meeting to face the possible cyclonic storm Asani.
Chairing the meeting, Anu Garg, Additional Chief Secretary said a control room will be set up which will operate 24*7.
Field engineers would provide all logistic support to district administration and have a close watch on vulnerable points and inspect the embankments, directed Garg.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted that the low pressure area formed over the Andaman Sea may intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 8.
“The low pressure area over South Andaman Sea and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to move northwestwards, intensify into a Depression by May 7 evening and further into a cyclonic storm by May 8 evening,” said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre.