Regular life in elements of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was affected on Sunday on account of rain and robust winds due to Cyclone Asani, officers mentioned. Inter-island delivery providers have been stopped and fishermen warned to not enterprise into the ocean because the yr’s first cyclonic storm nears the archipelago, they mentioned.
Round 100 personnel of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) have been deployed and 6 reduction camps opened in numerous elements of the islands as a precautionary measure, the officers mentioned.
North and Center Andamans skilled rain and robust winds however life in Port Blair remained regular, they mentioned.
“Yesterday’s Effectively marked Low strain space intensified right into a melancholy over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea at 0530 IST of in the present day the twentieth March 2022. To accentuate additional right into a Deep Melancholy throughout subsequent 24 hours,” the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned in a Twitter submit on Sunday.
The system is anticipated to maneuver in the direction of the Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts.
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