Cyclone Remal is likely to hit West Bengal

Cyclone Remel is expected to intensify and make landfall around midnight on Sunday

Cyclone Remal has made landfall in coastal areas of West Bengal and Bangladesh. It is expected to continue for at least the next four hours. Cyclone Remal, currently located in North Bay of Bengal, is about 130 km south-east of Sagar Islands in West Bengal, 140 km south-west of Khepupara in Bangladesh, 140 km south-east of Canning in West Bengal and 160 km north-southwest of Mongla. Expected to travel.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the cyclone is expected to make landfall over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal by midnight tonight. Meanwhile, Cyclone Remel is expected to bring maximum wind speeds of 110 to 120 kilometers per hour, adding to the risks.

India has deployed its Disaster Response Force in West Bengal and taken precautionary measures. Flights have been grounded in Kolkata, the state’s major metropolis.

“We have kept ships, planes, divers and medical supplies on standby” as moderate rains are already falling in some parts of West Bengal, the Indian Navy said.

“Warnings are being broadcast over loudspeakers to ports and coastal districts. Evacuation of people living in coastal areas has started. About 8,000 cyclone shelters have been set up and 78,000 volunteers have been mobilized,” said Minister of State for Disaster Management and Relief Mohibur Rahman.

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