East Godavari district administration imposed a ban on fishing in the sea till October 12 in the wake of cyclone alert. A round-the-clock control room has been established in the Collectorate with phone numbers 0884-2365506 and 0884-1077 to disseminate information on the cyclonic conditions. Collector Neetu Prasad on Wednesday said that the meteorological department’s bulletin had alerted that there was every possibility of a continuous downpour with heavy gales in the next three days. She advised the people residing in the low-lying areas to be on alert and asked the officials to take steps for the disaster mitigation on a war-footing.