Cyclone 'Fani', expected to hit the coasts of Odisha on May 3, has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' with astronomical wind speeds. Upto 8 lakh people have been evacuated from the coastal areas in Odisha. IMD has issued a "Yellow Alert" warning for Odisha, West Bengal and three districts of Andhra Pradesh. In a special bulletin, the weather department has forewarned about widespread destruction. Fishermen have been asked not to venture out for fishing from May 1 to May 5.