Bhubaneswar, Oct 07 (ANI): Meteorological department in Odisha released a warning on Tuesday for a cyclone developing over the Bay of Bengal and expected to hit the state's coast by October 12. In October 2013, Cyclone Phailin - country's fiercest storm in 14 years - had smashed into the coastline of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, flooded swathes of farmland and ripped apart tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes. Director of Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar city, Sarat Chandra Sahu said the depression would move in a West-North-westerly direction and intensify into a deep depression within 24 hours and further intensify into a cyclonic storm thereafter. However, he urged people not to panic. Meanwhile, speaking to media persons, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured that the state is ready to handle any such eventuality.