Kolkata and Assam Brace for Cyclone Remal: Authorities on High Alert

National Desk, 27th May: Following the landfall of the severe cyclonic storm ‘Remal,’ the Kolkata Municipality team and Kolkata Police Disaster Management team have been actively engaged in clearing uprooted trees, especially in the Alipore area. Efforts to mitigate the storm’s impact continue, as heavy rainfall has led to waterlogging in parts of Kolkata.

In Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has issued an urgent warning regarding Cyclone Remal, which is expected to bring severe weather to parts of the state. In a statement posted on social media, Sarma emphasized the extensive precautionary measures being implemented to ensure the safety of residents.

“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,” Sarma posted.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has mobilized comprehensive strategies to mitigate the impacts of the cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that after making landfall in West Bengal and Bangladesh, Cyclone Remal will move northwards, significantly affecting Assam with extremely heavy rainfall and strong winds on May 27 and 28.

An Orange Alert has been declared for several districts, including Dhubri, South Salmara, Bongaigaon, Bajali, Tamulpur, Barpeta, Nalbari, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, and West Karbi Anglong. A more severe Red Alert is in place for Chirang, Goalpara, Baksa, Dima Hasao, Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj, with squally winds expected to reach speeds of 40-50 km/h, gusting up to 60 km/h over South Assam and Meghalaya.

Authorities are urging residents to take necessary precautions and cooperate with local administration to ensure safety during this critical period.

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