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India - Cyclone Jawad: Heavy rain in Odisha, Andhra evacuations underway

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This is due to the effect of a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal which is heading toward coast. The cyclone is expected to make landfall near Puri, Odisha around Sunday noon. Here are more updates about the cyclone.

Details Red alert for Vizag, Puri, other areas

A red alert has been issued for several districts of Andhra Pradesh including Srikakulam, Vizianagram, and Visakhapatnam. Further, a similar warning has been issued for parts of Odisha - Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur. A red alert indicates severe weather that can pose a threat to life and disrupt travel and power supply in the area.

Measures 54,000 people evacuated in AP

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More than 54,000 people have been evacuated from three districts in Andhra Pradesh. They include 15,755 people evacuated from Srikakulam, 36,553 from Visakhapatnam, and some 1,700 from Vizianagaram. Meanwhile, a total of 64 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams will be deployed in regions expected to be hit by the storm. Andhra Pradesh has also deployed six Coast Guard and 10 Marine Police teams.

Impact Schools shut; key exam postponed

Schools have been ordered shut in 19 districts of Odisha including Ganjam, Puri, Cuttack, and Jajpur, among others. Separately, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the University Grants Commission- National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The paper was scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 5. A fresh date will be issued later, the NTA said.

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