Kolkata Cyclone

1. Kolkata’s disaster management teams clear debris in Alipore post-Cyclone Remal’s landfall.
2. Heavy rainfall triggers waterlogging in Kolkata, raising urban flooding concerns.
3. Efforts underway to minimize Cyclone Remal’s impact on the city’s infrastructure and residents.

Kolkata, May 27: In the aftermath of Cyclone Remal’s landfall, Kolkata’s municipal and police disaster management teams are actively engaged in clearing debris, particularly in the Alipore area, to minimize its impact.

Heavy rainfall resulting from the cyclone has led to waterlogging in various parts of Kolkata, causing concerns about urban flooding.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has issued a stern warning about Cyclone Remal’s impending threat to Assam. Through social media, Sarma emphasized the implementation of extensive precautionary measures to ensure public safety.

Preparedness efforts are underway, with the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) spearheading comprehensive strategies to mitigate the cyclone’s anticipated impacts.

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According to forecasts from the Indian Meteorological Department, Cyclone Remal is expected to traverse northwards after its landfall in West Bengal and Bangladesh, significantly affecting Assam with intense rainfall and strong winds on May 27 and 28.

An Orange Alert has been sounded in several districts, including Dhubri, South Salmara, Bongaigaon, Bajali, Tamulpur, Barpeta, Nalbari, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, and West Karbi Anglong, indicating the likelihood of severe weather conditions.

Additionally, a Red Alert has been issued for Chirang, Goalpara, Baksa, Dima Hasao, Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj, highlighting the potential for squally winds with speeds reaching 40-50 km/h, gusting up to 60 km/h over South Assam and Meghalaya.