Tripura Cyclone

1. Tripura CM assures readiness for Cyclone ‘Remal’ amid anticipated heavy rainfall and gale-force winds.
2. Residents urged to exercise caution as Tripura prepares to tackle cyclone’s impact.
3. State administration fully prepared, issues red alert in key districts ahead of cyclone.

Agartala, May 27: As the severe cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ struck between Bangladesh and the neighboring West Bengal coast, Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha reassured residents about the state’s readiness to handle the cyclone’s impact.

Highlighting the anticipated moderate to heavy rainfall and gale-force winds in Tripura’s various districts, Saha urged citizens to remain vigilant.

In a social media update on Sunday, CM Saha conveyed, “Dear Tripura residents, You are aware that under the influence of Cyclone ‘Remal’, moderate to heavy rainfall with gale force winds is expected in various districts of the state. State and district administrations are fully prepared to deal with this calamity. I appeal to the people of the state to exercise utmost caution.”

Ahead of the cyclone’s landfall, the Tripura government issued a red alert in four districts: South, Dhalai, Khowai, and West, advising residents to take necessary precautions.

In a parallel response, Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, addressed the approaching cyclone, stating, “Cyclone Remal can bring inclement weather in parts of Assam. We are taking several precautionary measures. NDRF & SDRF teams are on standby, control rooms are operational, and we are deploying a whole-of-government approach to keep our citizens safe. Stay safe and please cooperate with your local administration.”

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Simultaneously, Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a high-level meeting on Sunday to assess preparedness for Cyclone Remal.

Tasking the Union Home Ministry with close monitoring, Modi directed the immediate deployment of additional National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams, ensuring they could mobilize within an hour’s notice.

Presently, 12 NDRF teams are stationed in West Bengal, with one team positioned in Odisha.