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Cyclone `Phet` weakens into depression

The tropical cyclone `Phet` has weakened into a depression and laid centred in the Arabian sea about 500 km northwest of Naliya in Kutch on Sunday, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said.



Ahmedabad: The tropical cyclone `Phet` has
weakened into a depression and laid centred in the Arabian
sea about 500 km northwest of Naliya in Kutch on Sunday, Indian
Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said.

Owing to the affect of the depression in the Arabian Sea,
moderate rainfall was recorded in Kutch and Jundagadh
districts in the morning, while there was rain in some parts
of Ahmedabad yesterday evening, they said.

Kutch District Collector M Thennarasan said despite the
weakening of the cyclone, the administration is alert and have
all precautionary measures to ensure safety of the people.

"We are monitoring the situation at present. Till we are
sure that the storm is gone the status will remain as it is,"
Thennarasan said.

Various teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
and State Reserve Police (SRP) will remain in the district for
the next couple of days, he added.

PTI

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