Cyclone Remal Makes Landfall, Heavy Rains Lash West Bengal, Odisha, Check Updates

New Delhi: Cyclone ‘Remal’ made landfall in West Bengal around Sunday midnight with extreme rains lashing the state’s coastal regions. The state and central governments are all prepared to tackle the situation. The landfall of severe cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ commenced on Sunday evening between West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts with an intensity of 110 to 120 kmph, gusting to 135 kmph.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy to hefty rainfall are predicted over the coastal districts of West Bengal and eastern districts of Gangetic West Bengal adjacent and the peak rainfall activity is likely till noon of May 27.



The met department has also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over the  Northeastern States of Mizoram, Tripura and South Manipur on May 26 and over Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura on May 27 and 28. 

Bengal Guv To Stay Awake Amid Cyclone Landfall

The West Bengal Governor Dr CV Ananda Bose has announced to stay awake throughout the night to monitor the situation from Raj Bhavan as cyclone ‘Remal’ is set to make landfall in the state, the statement said.

The official statement also added that the governor has decided to open the door of Raj Bhavan to the public for the requirement of any safe accommodation or any other form of assistance. The medical task force is also deployed for assistance to the general public during this critical period.

Modi’s Government Measures For Coming Cyclone In Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a post on his official microblogging site X and informed that the review for Cyclone Remal has been done today and examined a disaster management team and other related aspects. 

“Reviewed the preparedness in the wake of Cyclone Remal. Took stock of the disaster management infrastructure and other related aspects. I pray for everyone’s safety and well being,” the post read.



IMD Predictions For  Cyclone ‘Remal’ 

IMD informed that from May 27-28, the weather will intensify, with extremely heavy rainfall anticipated in Gomati and Sepahijala districts. Other regions like South, Dhalai, Khowai, North, Unakoti, and West districts, will see heavy to very heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms and squally winds, the IMD said.

From May 28-29, light to moderate rains will persist, with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall predicted for the North, Unakoti, and Dhalai districts. IMD has advised the residents to remain vigilant and heed the warnings and advisories issued by local authorities. 




Measures Taken By Eastern Railway 

Eastern Railway has opened helpline numbers at Howrah and Sealdah as Remal due to the intense cyclonic storm. Eastern Railway has already implemented measures to ensure safety and minimize the impact which include the activation of a disaster management team.

Helpline Numbers- Sealdah: 033-23508794 (DOT) and 033- 23833326 (Auto Phone).