Govt prepares for evacuation as cyclone is likely to hit Odisha coast on Dec 417Photo© oneindia.com

Govt prepares for evacuation as cyclone is likely to hit Odisha coast on Dec 4

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New Delhi, Dec 02: Cyclone Jawad is likely to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on December 4, the Indian Meteorological Department has said.

The cyclone is expected to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in almost all districts of south Bengal.

The Bengal government has issued a waring to the farmers to reap and bind the corn that is still lying in the fields as severe rainfall could damage the crops. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur on December 4 and 5 in several districts of the state, including Kolkata, South and North 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia and Jhargram, the Bengal government said in its alert.