Rescue teams alerted, fishermen advised to return: Cyclone Asani - MHA

By Tasso Konia
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Rescue teams are on standby for deployment in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, according to the Union home ministry, as the Union territory prepares itself for Cyclone Asani, which is expected to develop over the central Bay of Bengal on March 21 and make landfall in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

“Fishing, tourism and fishing activities stopped. Fishermen were advised to return from sea. @adgpi, @indiannavy, @IAF_MCC, @IndiaCoastGuard on standby. Central ministries ready with assistance if required,” the Ministry of home affairs (MHA) said in a Twitter post.

The ministry also informed that a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is already stationed in UT's capital city, Port Blair. “Additional teams ready, to be airlifted if required. Andaman and Nicobar admin ready with sufficient stocks of emergency supplies and measures to protect the population and restoration of infrastructure,” it further said.



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