Red alert! Cyclone Sitrang to make landfall on Kalipuja


The frown of disaster is in the festive sky. The birth of marine cyclone Sitrang, which has been speculated for a long time, is almost here. According to the sources of the Meteorological Department, it will form in the Bay of Bengal on the day of Kalipuja next Monday. Then it will turn towards the coast. As a result, 7 districts of South Bengal may face strong winds, rains and floods. The state government is already working to protect the people of the state from that disaster. Irrigation Minister Partha Bhowmik held a meeting with the district magistrates on the preparation to deal with the possible disaster. It has asked to ensure that no idols are to be taken for immersion from 25-26 October. District Magistrates may take steps according to the situation to deal with possible disasters. They have been given all kinds of freedom in this regard.

A special meeting is going to be held in Navanna at 12:30 pm on Friday to deal with this storm. It will be attended by State Chief Secretary Harikrishna Dwivedi and Superintendents of Police, Administrative Officers and District Magistrates of each district of South Bengal.

According to Nabanna sources, keeping in mind the violence of Sitrang, the leave of government workers and officials has already been canceled in all the districts. Also a total of 12 National Disaster Response Forces are being deployed in two 24 Parganas, two Medinipur, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly from Friday. Out of this, 2 teams will be in Hasnabad and Sandeshkhali of North 24 Parganas district. There are 3 teams in South 24 Parganas. They are being deployed in Kakdwip, Kultali and Gosaba. There will be 3 armies in these 3 places of Ramnagar-1, Ramnagar-2 and Haldia in East Medinipur. The remaining 4 teams will be deployed in Kolkata, Howrah, West Medinipur and Hooghly districts.

According to the preliminary forecast, the sky will start becoming cloudy in the two coastal districts of East Medinipur and South 24 Parganas from Saturday. There will also be light rain. A strong wind will blow. From Sunday, rain will start in North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, West Midnipur and Jhargram districts including Kolkata. On Monday, two coastal districts are likely to experience heavy rain with gusty winds. Scattered rain is likely in rest of the districts of South Bengal on that day. After that, as time progresses, the speed of rain and storm will increase. All the districts of South Bengal may face very heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be windy. There is a possibility of high tide on the coast of East Medinipur and South 24 Parganas districts from Monday. As the new moon falls on Monday, there is a possibility of flooding in the rivers on that day.

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