Cyclonic storm ‘Laila' crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday evening at Bapatla, wreaking havoc over large tracts of the coastal area in the State. However, the damage was lesser than feared.
The India Meteorological Department warned that there was also a possibility for it to re-enter the northern parts of the Bay of Bengal and once again get intensified.
“There is [a] possibility of the emergence of the system into north Bay of Bengal. In that case, the system may intensify again over the sea,'' said a bulletin issued by the Department.
‘Laila' would whip up 50-60 kmph squally winds along and off the Orissa coast from Thursday night and along and off West Bengal coast from Friday. Fishermen in the two States were advised to be cautious while putting out to sea, it said,