The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very severe cyclonic storm, is now likely to skip Odisha and head towards Sagar Island in West Bengal and Kepupara in Bangladesh.
Odisha, especially its Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts, were preparing for the cyclone. But on November 6, 2019 morning, State Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said the state may not be hit.
“As per the latest bulletin of the Indian Meteorogical Department (IMD), chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote,” Jena said. “However, the collectors of 15 districts of the state have been asked to remain alert and be prepared for any eventuality.