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Report on Cyclone Laila Latest Situation

At 11:30 AM, Laila was centered at about 100km at the West of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. Laila who was classified initially as a 2A tropical cyclone in Saffir-Simpson scale, turn now in a 1A cyclonic storm, meaning that Laila is weakening after hit yesterday the A.P coasts. Now Laila winds are 45-55 km/h speed, with gust at 65km/h, this speed of winds is expected for the next 12 hours. Yesterday (May, 20th), winds were speed at 125-130km/h.
During the 36 coming hours, all Orissa will suffer heavy and very heavy rains. West Bengal will suffer heavy rain during the next 48 hours.
According to the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), Laila should move in a northeasterly direction. In 12 hours, Laila will decrease in intensity after reaching the North coastal A.P but there is still a possibility of re-emergence over the sea where Laila could gain in intensity.

On May 20th, at 9:00 UTC (14:32 IST) Laila was close to Bapatla, Guntur District, AP. According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Laila could reemerge over the nother Bay of Bengal after 46 hours and accelerate east-northeastward toward eventual landfall over or near South-eastern Bangladesh.

Actual situation in A.P

– 70,000 people evacuated and moved to 300 relief camps (most from Nellore, Praksam, Guntur, Krishna districts).
– 17 killed by Laila (Krishna: 7, Nellore: 4, Guntur: 3, Praksam: 1), 10 killed by rain related to Laila, 3 missing.
– 548 mandals in 11 districts very affected. Most affected districts: Nellore, Praksma, Guntur, Krishna.
– Trees unrooted crossing roads, transport services compromised.
– 11 towns and hundreds of village without electricity (supply systems unrooted). 108 electricity supplied system affected (supply in 1,490 villages).
– 85 houses full damaged, 187 partly damaged.
– 5,800 hectares of agricultural and 6,060 hectares of horticulture (mango/banana/…) damaged.
– Fisherman lost: 262 boats (260 Prakasham district). 1,450 boats damaged (seven districts).
– Very heavy rain and strong winds continue in Prakasam and Guntur districts, heavy rain and strong winds in Nellore and Khrisna districts.
– Ongole town and dozens of villages in Prakasam district marooned when the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) began rescue and relief operations.
– Chennai-Kolkata highway closed in Ongole (4 feet water inside), 100 trains cancelled, train system paralysed.
– Drinking water facility badly affected.
– Srikakulam district: waves surged into the land up to 100 meters.

Actual Response in Krishna district:
– 30,000 people evacuated to relief center.
– Two special officers appointed to each mandal to monitor rescue/relief operations.
– Groceries and Gas cylinders shifted to relief center, sufficient for five day (day 1, May, 20th).

Actual Response in Guntur:
– Rehabilitation center in Repalle government junior college for people from Lankvanidibba, Adavipalem, Gajula Cheruvu and Lakshmipram.

Actual Response in Nellore and Prakasam:
– 11 seacoast mandal evacuated.
– 21 cyclone relief camp set up (12 in Ongole).
– 100 boats deployed for rescue operations.
– Foof, medicines and first essentials good available on relief camps.
– 3 team of National Disaster Rescue Force deployed at Chirala, Kothapatnam and Singarayakonda seacoasts.
– Officials appointed as special officers to 11seacoast mandal.

Actual Response in East and West Godavari:
– 10,200 villagers evacuated from Narasapur, Yelamanchali, Mogaltur and Palacole mandals to 105 evacuation camps.
– Potable water, food, medical supplies at the camps.
– 839 people evacuated to five centers from Tondangi, Uppalagutam mandals and Hope Island.

Actual government effort:
– 170,000 food packets, 634 000 water sachets distributed in relief camps.
– NDRF rescue people on marooned area, 10 helicopters (authorities), three columns and four helicopters (armed forces) mobilized for rescue operation. Indian Air Force kept 11 aircraft ready to be add if it is needed.
– NDRF deployed 550 persons with 80 boats (could increase to 1100 if necessary).
– NDRF and Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR) and flood rescue equipments deployed in the coastal areas.
– Keep people at the relief camp until the cyclone warning is running.
– A.P Government set up 6 emergency control rooms.

Emergency needs:
# Hygiene Kits
# First Aid Kits
# Drinking Water
# Clothes
# Non Food Items

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