The School and Mass Education Department has issued an order to this effect. According to the order schools will remain closed in the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Koraput, Rayagada, Cuttack, Khordha, Kandhamal, Kendujhar, Anugul, Dhenkanal, Baleshwar, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Malkangiri and Mayurbhanj.
The order said asked school authorities to conduct scheduled examinations on a later day in a safe manner.
According to the IMD, the storm will make landfall in Puri at noon tomorrow. Cyclone Jawad is now about 250 km south of Visakhapatnam.