Cyclone Sitrang likely to trigger rainfall in North-East, West Bengal & Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Sitrang, which is heading towards Bangladesh, is likely to trigger rainfall in Northeast, West Bengal, and Odisha. India Meteorological Department has predicted that the cyclone will cross Bangladesh’s coast between Tinkona Island and Sandwip around Tuesday morning. Its impact will be felt in Odisha and West Bengal. Both states will see moderate to heavy rainfall beginning today.

The Northeast region is also likely to experience moderate rains during Diwali. Tripura and various other state governments in the northeastern region have asked the district and disaster management authorities to make advance precautionary measures to deal with the cyclonic situations. Since sea conditions will be rough, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha, West Bengal, and Bangladesh coasts till Wednesday.

National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Friday reviewed the preparedness of central and state agencies. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has made its teams available to the states. Rescue and relief teams of the Army and Navy along with ships and aircraft have also been kept on standby.

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