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Schools Shut In 19 Districts Of Odisha Today Over Cyclone Jawad

The Odisha authorities has ordered to maintain colleges closed in 19 state districts. (Representational)

Bhubaneswar:

In view of the upcoming cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’, the Odisha authorities has ordered to maintain the faculties closed in 19 districts of the state.

As per the order from the School and Mass Education Department, all authorities, aided, and personal colleges affiliated with the division in 19 districts of Odisha might be closed for December four in view of cyclone ‘Jawad’.

The 19 districts whereby the faculties can be closed are Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Koraput, Rayagada, Cuttack, Khordha, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Malkangiri, and Mayurbhanj.

According to the order, if there’s any “exam schedule planned earlier”, it “may be conducted with utmost care under supervision”.

“There is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in all the above districts under reference or in isolated places. The students should not come to school. However, if there is any exam schedule planned earlier, it may be conducted with utmost care under the supervision of the District administration,” the order learn.

The Cyclone Jawad is more likely to attain north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha on Saturday morning and Puri is more likely to witness heavy rains on Sunday, stated India Meteorological Department (IMD).

According to the Met division, Cyclone Jawad lay centred at 5:30 pm of Friday over the west-central Bay of Bengal, about 300 km south-SE of Vishakhapatnam, 420 km practically south of Gopalpur, 480 km south-SW of Puri and 560 km south-southwest of Paradip

“It is likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach the west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts by tomorrow, December 4 morning,” stated the IMD.

“Thereafter it is likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move along the Odisha coast reaching near Puri around December 5 noon. Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards along coastal Odisha towards the West Bengal coast,” stated the IMD.

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