Jagatsinghpur, November 8 (LocalWire): Over 500 people have evacuated from the low lying areas in Paradip, Kujang and Tirtol areas as a precautionary measure against cyclone Bulbul that is expected to move towards West Bengal passing through Paradip coast on Saturday.
According to sources, cyclone Bulbul is likely to trigger heavy rains and strong winds in Paradip, Kujang, Erasama, Tirtol and other parts of the district.
IMD prediction indicates that the cyclone will cross Paradip coast from 135 km away and is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh in the early hours of Sunday.
During this time, Paradip and its adjoining areas are expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall with gusts of up to 70 to 90 km per hour (kmph) on 9 and 10 November.
While mass alert messages have been sent using the Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in Paradip, Kujang and Erasama areas, the administration has been advising those living in low lying areas to shift to safer places.
Arrangements have also been made to provide food to the evacuees at the shelter houses as per the relief code, sources stated.