The very severe cyclonic storms began their landfall process in North of Dhamra and South of Balasore district near the bordering areas of Remuna, Bahanaga and Sadar block at 9 AM on Wednesday, May 26, informed by Indian Meteorological Department.
Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena, also informed through Twitter that the landfall process will take around 3-4 hours to complete. The SRC also stated that the maximum impact of the landfall will be felt in Balasore and Bhadrak districts.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department report, the wind speed is currently between 130-140 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 150 kilometers per hour. Muyurbhanj district will also experience wind speed up to 100 kilometers per hour or more once the cyclone moves further up.