12 ( ANI ): While giving an update over the progress of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm
(VSCS), Phailin, Director General of the MET Department, L.
Hyderabad South coastal Andhra was bracing for impact as the storm "Jal" in the southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm
centred 750km south-east of Nellore and 650km east-southeast of Chennai.
Rathore, who gave an update of the cyclonic storm
Phailin, also confirmed that there was no scope of the cyclone weakening prior to the landfall hit.
MORE than one lakh people from 700 villages in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh have been evacuated as a severe cyclonic storm
christened " Jal" is all set to wreak havoc early on Monday.
Hyderabad Cyclonic storm
"Laila", brewing in southeast and central Bay of Bengal, was likely to hit the Andhra coast near the port city of Machlipatanam, in Krishna district, today.
On Wednesday morning at around 4am (Oman Time) the very severe cyclonic storm
will hit Latitude 18.
He further said that the very severe cyclonic storm
Phailin is now situated about 260 kilometers south southeast of Gopalpur, and added that heavy rainfall has started in districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha borders.
The cyclonic storm
with a wind speed of 100 kmph is expected to hit the coast over the next 48 hours.
By afternoon, they said the cyclonic storm
had weakened and had crossed the Konkan coast between Alibag and Mumbai.
According to reports, the India Meteorological Department issued a bulletin early morning on Saturday, which said the cyclonic storm
is located at about 355 km southwest of Paradip and 320 km southwest of Gopalpur in Odisha, and at about 315 km southeast of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
IMD scientists had earlier feared that the cyclonic storm
could turn around and hit the coast of Gujarat.
Although beaten in sellers on her two previous starts, she was backed to 14-1 from 20-1 and stayed on strongly to beat the favourite Cyclonic Storm
by half a length.
THE cyclonic storm
Jal crossed coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday after losing its steam, but left a trail of destruction in several districts by triggering torrential rains.
New Delhi, Oct 12 ( ANI ): The Indian Railways that has geared up its machinery to manage railway operations in the areas affected by cyclonic storm
"Phailin" has as a precautionary measure cancelled 99 trains, including 46 mail and express trains, while 12 trains have been partially cancelled and 25 trains have been diverted so far.
A possible drawback is her 279-day absence from the track, but the stable won this pounds 20,000 handicap with Dakota Sioux last year, so it is a fair bet that the astute Richard Fahey will have had this race in mind for Cyclonic Storm
for a while.