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‘Fani’ alert in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, May. 4 (HS): The State government has sounded an alert following a report from the Regional Metrological Centre, Guwahati, the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm “Fani” is likely to hit most of the districts of Arunachal Pradesh today and on May 5.
According to an official statement, the intensity of the storm is, however, likely to get reduced and the entire Northeastern region shall face its effect in the form of strong surface wind reaching 30 to 40 kmph. Widespread rainfall activity is expected in the western and central part of the state, the statement said.
“All the districts have been alerted and directions have been issued to take all precautionary and preventive measures,” the statement said adding that further, a team of NDRF has been pre-positioned at Balukpung for immediate action, if need be.
All the stakeholders and general public are requested to not panic and beware of fake news/messages circulated in social media.
For any query, public may reach DM helpline 8974987127/9436074396 or DM Capital, helpline number -1077.
According to IMD, on May 4 there is a likelihood of heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Kameng, East Kameng, Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Dibang Valley Upper Siang districts. And heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Papumpare, Kra Daadi, Siang and Lower Dibang Valley district.
Eastern Air Command keeps 15 choppers standbyMeanwhile, the Eastern Air Command (EAC) in Shillong has kept 15 helicopters on standby for any relief and rescue operation due to impact of cyclone Fani.
A spokesman of the Eastern Air Command at Shillong said on Friday that six light helicopters with winch for rescue work, five medium lift helicopters for deploying the relief material and four AN 32 aircraft have been kept ready with medical relief teams for ferrying relief material, medical help and NDRF teams with equipment.
“Helicopters have been kept ready at Bagdogra and Purnea for quick deployment in Odisha and West Bangal,” the spokesman said.
“In addition at Kumbhigram in Silchar, medium lift helicopters have been kept standby for the phase when the storm would start to hit the states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland. Operations are being supervised by Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, SASO HQ EAC,” said the EAC spokesman.
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