Cyclone Remal: Heavy rains and gusty wind lash South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, trees uprooted

Cyclone Remal looses its strength after its landfall in the night of May 26 between West Bengal, India, and southern Bangladesh. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued severe weather warnings, including an orange alert for parts of West Bengal. The cyclone is predicted to bring heavy rains and winds up to 135 km/h. Authorities have evacuated thousands of residents in vulnerable areas and are urging fishermen to avoid venturing into the sea. Cyclone Remal was closely monitored by the Indian Coast Guard & they were watching it’s landfall. Preparedness measures were in place with disaster response teams, ships, and hovercrafts on standby to address any post-impact challenges promptly. The public was advised to follow official advisories and stay informed to ensure safety during this severe weather event.

Kolkata and the suburbs of West Bengal witnessed very strong winds and heavy rain. The coastal areas of 24 Parganas also witnessed strong winds and moderate to heavy rains. Electricity in large areas still affected. Nadia and Howrah districts received rain. Meanwhile NDRF teams are fully prepared & are on job. Due to gusty winds with high velocity some trees were uprooted in Ganganagar. NDRF team cleared road due to fallen trees at Ganganagar behind Nimpith Ashram at Sagar Block amid rains and gusty winds.

According to the IMD, “Cyclone ‘Remal’ would continue to move nearly northwards and then north-northeastwards for some more time and would weaken gradually by today morning.”

Cyclone Remal