Fishing activities suspended in West Bengal, Odisha till May 20

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a warning to suspend all fishing activities in West Bengal and Odisha till May 20, in the wake of super cyclone Amphan.
Several fishermen at Odisha’s Bhadrak were seen parking their boats at the dock today morning.
Notably, Bhadrak is one of the six districts expected to be affected due to the cyclone.
Notably, 15 NDRF teams have been deployed in different districts of Odisha. They are already in the field and are creating awareness among the public and fishermen on evacuation and safety measures.
Five teams are also ready in Mundali to meet the exigency.
Chief Secretary, Odisha, and Additional Chief Secretary, West Bengal apprised National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) of preparatory measures taken by them. They informed that evacuation of people from the low lying areas is being carried out, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in the letter.
“36 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are currently deployed in both states. Rescue & relief teams of Army & Navy along with ships & aircraft of Navy, Air Force & Coast Guard have been put on standby,” it added

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