Udupi, June 06, 2023: According to the forecast of the Indian Meteorological Department, the storm was caused by a depression in the Arabian Sea, due to which the sea will be rough on the west coast of the state for the next four days, DC M. Kurmarao said in the announcement.
Due to the movement of the storm, there is a possibility of huge waves in the sea and there is a possibility of heavy rain. Therefore, fishermen are strictly prohibited from going to the sea for fishing during this period.
As a precautionary measure, the District Disaster Management Authority of the district administration has issued some instructions to the public of the district and they have been asked to follow them.
The public and tourists are warned not to stand near sea shore, dangerous electric pole, building, trees. People living in low-lying areas where there is a possibility of encroachment should be prepared to move to safer areas.
District and taluk level officials must be in the central position to prepare to deal with the calamity, the DC said in the announcement.
In case of need it has been instructed to contact the Control Room of the District Collector’s Office 24 hours a day through the following telephone numbers: 0820-2574802 or toll-free number 1077.
On Monday, there was a depression in the southwestern part of the Arabian Sea, which turned into a cyclone. By early morning today it is 920 km from Goa, 1120 km from Mumbai. And 1160 km from Por Bandar.
It is likely to intensify further and move northwards in the Arabian Sea in the next 24 hours. Due to this, there is a possibility of heavy rain along with storm in the coastal part of the state. The Meteorological Department said to issue warning notices at Karwar, Mangalore, Panambur, Honnavar, Bhatkala, Gangolli and Malpe ports in the state.