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Cyclone Remal Highlights: Cyclonic storm hits Bangladesh coast

Cyclone Remal Highlights: IMD has predicted the cyclone to significantly impact the coastal region of West Bengal, including the city of Kolkata.
Police personnel make announcements ahead of cyclone Remal's landfall at the Hooghly river, in Kolkata,
Police personnel make announcements ahead of cyclone Remal's landfall at the Hooghly river, in Kolkata,

Cyclone Remal Highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a severe warning on Saturday for Cyclone Remal, which is expected to impact the northeastern region and Bangladesh. The cyclone is forecasted to hit West Bengal on May 26, bringing extremely heavy rainfall and strong winds to the coastal areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal....Read More

Which states will be impacted by Cyclone Remal?

The primary regions affected by Cyclone Remal are:

• West Bengal

• Coastal Bangladesh

• Tripura

• Parts of the northeastern states.

How long will Cyclone Remal impact India?

Authorities have urged residents in the areas to prepare for adverse weather conditions starting from May 26.

The IMD has issued the current warning in effect until May 28. The weather monitoring agency said that the warning may be extended based on requirement.

Follow all the updates here:
May 26, 2024 11:51 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Red and orange alerts in several Assam districts

IMD issues a ‘red alert’ for issued for Chirang, Goalpara, Baksa, Dima Hasao, Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj districts, while an 'orange alert' is in place for Dhubri, South Salmara, Bongaigaon, Bajali, Tamulpur, Barpeta, Nalbari, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, and West Karbi Anglong.

May 26, 2024 11:28 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: West Bengal governor to be awake all night

Governor CV Ananda Bose and senior officials of the Raj Bhavan will be available throughout the night on call. The governor set up a task force to assist the public in this hour of need. Raj Bhavan will be open for the public, in case they need safe accommodation and other support: Statement

May 26, 2024 11:02 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Over 1 lakh people in Bengal's coastal areas shifted to shelters

As a precautionary measure against impending severe cyclone 'Remal', the West Bengal government has evacuated over 1.10 lakh people from coastal regions, including the Sundarbans and Sagar Island, to secure shelters, a senior official said on Sunday.

To bolster these efforts, 16 battalions each from the state disaster management and NDRF have been deployed in the coastal areas, the official added.

"Evacuation efforts have concentrated on relocating 1.10 lakh people from coastal regions to safe shelters, with a significant number hailing from South 24 Parganas district, notably Sagar Island, Sunderbans, and Kakdwip," the official informed PTI.

May 26, 2024 10:55 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: PM Modi takes stock of disaster management infrastructure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a meeting to review the preparedness for cyclone Remal, asking the Ministry of Home Affairs to monitor the situation and take a review after the cyclone's landfall to extend necessary assistance for restoration.

During the meeting at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence, the prime minister instructed that apart from 12 NDRF teams that have already been deployed in West Bengal and one in Odisha, more teams be kept on standby which can move within one hour, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

"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," Modi said in a post on X.

May 26, 2024 10:38 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: This storm shall pass too, says Mamata Banerjee

May 26, 2024 10:37 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: People being evacuated to safer areas, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the disaster response agencies are working on a war footing and people are being evacuated to safer areas in view of cyclonic storm Remal which initiated its landfall process between the coasts of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal.

Shah also said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has made adequate deployment to help people affected by the cyclone.

He said the Modi government is committed to achieving minimum casualties in disasters.

"In the wake of the landfall of Cyclone Remal, spoke to concerned officials. Adequate deployment of NDRF has been made in all the areas where the cyclone may have an impact. People are being evacuated to safer areas, and the disaster response agencies are working on a war footing to ensure that lives and properties are protected," Shah wrote on 'X'.

May 26, 2024 10:27 PM IST

Cyclone Remal hits Bangladesh coast as authorities evacuate over 8 lakh people

Severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' made landfall in Bangladesh on Sunday night as authorities evacuated over 800,000 people from vulnerable areas of the country's low-lying southwestern coastlines to shelters.

"The cyclone has made landfall and started crossing the West Bengal coast in India through the south-west side of Mongla and Khepupara coast of Bangladesh around 8:30 pm (local time)," a met office spokesman told reporters.

He said the storm approached from Bangladesh's southwestern coastlines and West Bengal's Sagar Island and was proceeding towards the northern direction and was “likely to cross the coastlines in the next five to seven hours".

May 26, 2024 10:06 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Remal makes landfall; 1 lakh peopled shifted to shelters

Over one lakh people have been moved to cyclone shelters by the West Bengal government as Remal, declared a severe cyclonic storm, started making a landfall on Sunday evening between West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts with an intensity of 110 to 120 kmph, gusting to 135 kmph, the Met office said.

The landfall process of Remal, with its centre about 30 km from the coastline at 8.30pm, will continue for about four hours, it said. “The landfall process of severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' commenced over the adjacent coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh between Sagar Island and Khepupara close to the southwest of Mongla in the neighbouring country," the Met said.

May 26, 2024 10:03 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Amit Shah speaks to concerned officials

“In the wake of the landfall of Cyclone Remal, spoke to concerned officials. Adequate deployment of NDRF has been made in all the areas where the cyclone may have an impact. People are being evacuated to safer areas, and the disaster response agencies are working on a war footing to ensure that lives and properties are protected. The Modi government is committed to achieving minimum casualties in disasters,” he said.

May 26, 2024 10:01 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: The landfall process will continue for about four hours

The landfall process of Remal, with its centre about 30 km from the coastline at 8.30pm, will continue for about four hours, it said.

"The landfall process of severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' commenced over the adjacent coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh between Sagar Island and Khepupara close to the southwest of Mongla in the neighbouring country," the Met said.

Gale wind speed reaching 110 to 120 kmph, gusting to 135 kmph, was prevailing along and off West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts and north Bay of Bengal and is likely to continue for the next six hours and decrease thereafter, the Met added.

May 26, 2024 9:57 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Landfall process of Remal commences over West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts

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, the Met office said.

The landfall process of Remal, with its centre about 30 km from the coastline at 8.30pm, will continue for about four hours, it said.

May 26, 2024 9:53 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Raj Bhavan is ready by setting up the task force, says Governor CV Ananda Bose

“As you know Cyclone Remal is expected any time. Bulletins are being issued from time to time and the whole of West Bengal is prepared. As far as the Raj Bhavan is concerned, the Raj Bhavan is ready not only by setting up the task force but also willing to receive people if needed and accommodate them. My staff will always be there throughout the night to help you. Feel free to contact them. We will certainly brave the crisis and overcome it,” says West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose.

May 26, 2024 9:52 PM IST

IMD issues Orange alert for Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore, Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas districts

IMD Alipore has issued Orange alert for Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore, Nadia, North and South 24 parganas districts of West Bengal for the next three hours ahead of landfall of cyclone Remal at Sagar Islands (Sundarbans) on Sunday midnight.

"Rain with one or two intense spells (2-3 cm/hr) with strong surface wind (50-60 Kmph) very likely to occur over Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore, Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas districts. People are advised to take shelter in safe place," IMD Alipore said.

IMD Alipore said that Kolkata has experienced 023.9 mm of rainfall since last 24 hours.

IMD Alipore in a special bulletin said, "The Severe Cyclonic Storm "Remal" (pronounced as "Re-Mal") over the North Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards, with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 26th May, 2024 over the same region near latitude 20.6°N and longitude 89.2°E about 160 km southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), 180 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 190 km south-southeast of Canning (West Bengal) and 220 km south of Mongla (Bangladesh)."

May 26, 2024 9:48 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: NDRF deploys 14 teams in West Bengal ahead of landfall

In anticipation of the landfall of cyclonic storm Remal likely between Bangladesh and the adjoining West Bengal coast on Sunday midnight, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed a total of 14 teams in the state.

These teams are on standby to assist in rescue and relief operations as Remal approaches the region and it is now centred over the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a severe cyclonic storm.

"A total of 14 NDRF teams are deployed in West Bengal to assist in rescue and relief operations considering landfall of cyclonic storm Remal," NDRF said.

The 14 NDRF teams have been deployed to vulnerable areas of nine districts (Hooghly-1, Howrah-1, South 24 Parganas-3, North 24 Parganas-2, Purba Medinipur -2, Paschim Meddanipur-2, Kolkata-1, Murshidabad -1, Nadia-1) of West Bengal.

May 26, 2024 9:45 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Landfall process begins over coastal areas of West Bengal and Bangladesh

Landfall process of severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' begins over coastal areas of West Bengal and Bangladesh: IMD

May 26, 2024 9:41 PM IST

Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim briefs on the measures taken to manage the after-effects of the cyclone

Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim briefs on the measures taken to manage the after-effects of the cyclone.

He says, "We will start clearing the water and making the city normal again as soon as it is completed. Our teams are present in every borough... All pumping stations are on the toe. We will monitor the situation from the control room. I appeal to everyone to keep themselves safe... Dont stay in the homes that are marked dangerous by the NDRF... We are ready with 480 pumps and dumpers..."

May 26, 2024 9:24 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose calls an emergency review meeting

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose calls an emergency review meeting on cyclone Remal. Raj Bhavan has set up a task force to assist the public in this hour of need. Raj Bhavan will be open for the public, in case they need safe accommodation and other support: Raj Bhavan

May 26, 2024 9:23 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Remal, declared a severe cyclonic storm, likely to cross Bengal coast by midnight

Remal, declared a severe cyclonic storm, moved northwards over Bay of Bengal and was likely to intensify and cross between Khepupara in Bangladesh and Sagar Island at the West Bengal coast around midnight on Sunday, the Indian Meteorological Department said in a bulletin in the evening.

Remal was likely to make landfall at Mongla in Bangladesh. Its maximum sustained speed would be 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph, IMD officials in Kolkata said.

Although all political parties had planned rallies and roadshows on Sunday for the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha polls at nine constituencies in South and North 24 Parganas districts and Kolkata on June 1, most of these were called off.

May 26, 2024 9:16 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: NDRF teams deployed in West Bengal, landfall expected at midnight

The Cyclonic Storm "Remal," currently centred over the Bay of Bengal, has intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm.

In response to the impending storm, Babughat ferry services have been suspended until May 27.

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Remal is expected to make landfall at midnight today, between Bangladesh and the adjoining West Bengal coasts.

In South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are making announcements for the people in Uttar Danga as part of their awareness drive ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Remal.

In North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, a NDRF team has been deployed in Hasnabad village in anticipation of Cyclone Remal.

May 26, 2024 9:11 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: NDRF teams deployed at Digha Beach

Purba Medinipur, West Bengal: NDRF teams deployed at Digha Beach. NDRF makes announcements requesting people to stay away from the beach.

As per IMD, cyclone 'Remal' is to make landfall today, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts.

May 26, 2024 9:05 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: South Bengal districts receive light to moderate rainfall: Officials

South Bengal districts recorded light to moderate rainfall in the past 24 hours till 5.30 pm on Sunday as severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' approached the adjoining coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh for a landfall by midnight, the Met office said.

Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas received 68.4 mm rainfall, while Kanthi in Purba Medinipur district recorded 58 mm during the period, Met officials said.

Remal is very likely to cross Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts between Sagar Island and Khepupara, close to southwest of Mongla in the neighbouring country, by Sunday midnight, the weather office said.

May 26, 2024 9:04 PM IST

Cyclone Remal has started crossing the Bangladesh coast

"The severe Cyclone Remal has started crossing the Bangladesh coast," Bangladesh Meteorological Department director Azizur Rahman told AFP. "We have so far recorded maximum wind speeds of 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour, but the wind speed may pick up more pace."

May 26, 2024 8:58 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: The landfall process will commence in the next 2-3 hours

On cyclone 'Remal', IMD scientist Somenath Dutta says, "The severe cyclonic storm Remal over the north Bay of Bengal moved nearly northward with a speed of 16 kilometres per hour during the past 6 hours and it lay centred at 17 30 hours IST today...The landfall process will commence in the next 2-3 hours and the current intensity near the centre in terms of maximum sustained wind is 110 to 120 gusting to 135 kilometers per hour..."

May 26, 2024 8:56 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: SCS RemaL over North BoB is to move northwards about 130 km E-SE of Sagar Islands (WB)

SCS RemaL over North BoB is to move northwards about 130 km E-SE of Sagar Islands (WB), 140 km SW of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 140 km S-SE of Canning (WB), 160 km S-SW of Mongla (B) and cross Bangladesh and adj WB coasts by midnight today as SCS with max wind speed of 110-120 kmph.

May 26, 2024 8:53 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: India and Bangladesh brace for year's first cyclone

Bangladesh and India braced on Sunday for cyclone Remal, the first of the year, as the storm with wind speeds of up to 120 kmh (75 mph) is set to make landfall overnight, India's weather department said.

The Bangladesh weather office raised its storm danger signal to 10, the highest level, for two ports and nine coastal districts, announcing warnings over loudspeakers and starting to evacuate people from coastal areas.

"Nearly 60,000 people have been moved to shelters since morning," Mijanur Rahman, chief of Bangladesh's disaster management team, told Reuters.

May 26, 2024 8:44 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Control room set up to monitor cyclone ‘Remal’ in Bengal

May 26, 2024 8:27 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Air, rail, road traffic hit in Bengal ahead of cyclone Remal's landfall

The impending landfall of severe cyclone Remal has led to significant disruptions in air, rail, and road transportation in Kolkata and other parts of South Bengal on Sunday, with concerns expected to continue into Monday.

As a precaution, Kolkata airport authorities have suspended flight operations for 21 hours from Sunday noon. Additionally, the Eastern and South Eastern railways cancelled several trains.

Intermittent showers and gusty winds affected South Bengal districts from Sunday morning, leading to a noticeable absence of buses, taxis, and three-wheelers on the roads in Kolkata and district towns.

Disruptions in road and rail transport are anticipated on Monday, due to the effects of the cyclone's landfall, expected by midnight on Sunday.

May 26, 2024 8:15 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: A total of 14 teams of NDRF are deployed in West Bengal to assist in rescue and relief operations

A total of 14 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are deployed in West Bengal to assist in rescue and relief operations considering the landfall of cyclonic storm Remal: NDRF

May 26, 2024 8:06 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Trains in Howarh were tied to the railway track

Howrah, West Bengal: As a precautionary measure, trains at the Shalimar railway station were tied to the railway track with the help of chains and locks to keep the trains from sliding away due to strong winds.

May 26, 2024 7:43 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Eastern Railway implements safety measures for cyclonic storm

Eastern Railway has opened helpline numbers at Howrah and Sealdah as Remal is expected to build into an intense cyclonic storm on Sunday.

Eastern Railway has already implemented various measures to ensure the safety & minimize the impact which include activation of a disaster management team, round-the-clock monitoring of control rooms by the senior officers, regular monitoring of wind speed at multiple locations, continuous monitoring of cyclone-related information and keeping liaison with the Meteorological department.

Helpline Numbers issued at Sealdah: 033-23508794 (DOT) & 033- 23833326 (Auto Phone)

Helpline Number issued at Howrah: 033-26413660 (DOT).

May 26, 2024 7:23 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Kolkata airport wears deserted look as cyclone 'Remal' forces flight suspensions

The terminal building of Kolkata airport wore a deserted look following the suspension of flight operations shortly after noon on Sunday due to the looming threat of severe cyclone 'Remal'.

Such a sight was unprecedented, as the airport, typically teeming with activity like any other international hub, now stood deserted, save for security personnel, Airports Authority of India staff, and a handful of airline employees.

Saturday saw the airport authorities making the decision to halt flight operations for 21 hours starting from Sunday noon.

Passenger trolleys sat in neat rows, untouched, as there were no travelers in sight. Security remained vigilant, maintaining their usual watchful stance across the premises.

May 26, 2024 7:21 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Tripura serves red alert to four districts due to cyclonic storm ' Remal'

Eyeing the cyclonic storm 'Remal', the Tripura government on Sunday served red alert to four districts including South, Khowai, Dhalai and West.

Speaking to the reporters at Civil Secretariat on Sunday, Revenue Department secretary Brijesh Pandey said that heavy rainfall and gusty wind is expected to occur in Tripura from May 26 to 29.

Thunderstorms with lightning, squally winds with speed of 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph and heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to occur at isolated places of South, Dhalai, Khowai and West districts of Tripura on May 27. The rest districts were issued orange and yellow alerts on May 27 to 29, he added.

Considering the severity of cyclone, an urgent meeting of state executive committee headed by chief secretary was held on Sunday.

May 26, 2024 7:01 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: PM Modi chairs meet to review response and preparedness

PM Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review response and preparedness for Cyclone Remal

Cyclone Remal is to make landfall today, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts, as per IMD.

May 26, 2024 6:56 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Cyclone Remal will cross coast of West Bengal by Sunday midnight, says IMD

The severe cyclonic storm "Remal," currently churning in the North Bay of Bengal, is poised to cross the coasts of West Bengal and southwestern Bangladesh by Sunday midnight.

"It is very likely to continue to move nearly northwards, intensify further and cross Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts between Sagar Island and Khepupara, close to southwest of Mongla (Bangladesh) by midnight of today, May 26, as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph," IMD said in a press release.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast significant weather disturbances for the state of Tripura in conjunction with Cyclone Remal.

May 26, 2024 6:39 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Storm to hit the coast of South 24 Parganas district

South 24 Parganas, West Bengal: Cyclone 'Remal' to hit the coast of the city.

Cyclone Remal is to make landfall today, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts, as per IMD.

May 26, 2024 6:37 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Four Odisha districts to receive heavy rainfall, preparations reviewed

The Met department has issued heavy rainfall warning for four districts of Odisha in the wake of Cyclone Remal approaching the coast.

Under its impact, heavy rainfall of 7 to 11 cm has been predicted for Bhadrak, Balasore, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj districts.

May 26, 2024 6:12 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: There is not much impact on Odisha

On cyclone Remal, IMD Bhubaneswar Director Manorama Mohanty says, "... Today morning at 5:30 hours IST, a severe cyclonic storm Remal has formed over the north Bay of Bengal. It is likely to move northwestward with a speed of 7 km/hr. It will intensify further and move nearly northward and cross Bangladesh and the adjoining West Bengal coast between Sagar Island and Khepupara... There is not much impact on Odisha. But in coastal Odisha, we are likely to get light to moderate rain at many places with isolated heavy rainfall activity... The fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea till 27th May."

May 26, 2024 6:04 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Tripura to experience heavy rainfall, gusty winds from tonight to May 29

Following the notice issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on cyclone "Remal", a series of weather warnings for Tripura has been issued by the Secretary, Disaster management Brijesh Pandey, government of Tripura. He said that Tripura is set to experience heavy rainfall and gusty winds from the night of May 26 to May 29.

He addressed media in the conference hall of Secretariat on Sunday.

Brijesh Pandey said, "The severe cyclonic storm "Remal" over the Bay of Bengal is moving northwards, with expected landfall around 11:00 pm near Khepupara and Sagar Island. Tripura is to experience heavy rainfall and gusty winds from the night of May 26 to May 29, 2024. In response, the Revenue Department issued preparatory advisories on May 24, and emergency operations centers are active 24/7."

May 26, 2024 5:56 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Cyclone slowly moving towards North and it is likely to impact Tripura by night

On weather alert issued for Tripura, Secretary Disaster Management, Brijesh Pandey says, "It (cyclone Remal) is slowly moving towards North and it is likely to impact Tripura by night...We have already started preparation...On 24th May, once we got the information from IMD, we immediately issued guidelines and advisory to the district magistrate and collector to take preparatory steps...In addition, an urgent meeting of the state executive committee was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary which was attended by DGP, other senior officers from the secretariat as well as other field-level officers....Since there will be heavy rainfall tomorrow, we have decided Anganwadi centres will remain closed from tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and rations will be provided to kids at home...In addition, three teams of NDRF have been deployed...Further, the State Disaster Response Force has also been deployed"....

May 26, 2024 5:39 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Bengal guv urges people to stay alert, follow SOPs for cyclone

Expressing concern over the imminent landfall of severe Cyclone Remal in the coastal areas of West Bengal on Sunday midnight, Governor Dr CV Ananda Bose said he is closely monitoring the situation and is in constant touch with state and central experts to ensure a coordinated response to counter it.

Bose emphasised the importance of safety for residents in the coastal regions of Bengal, urging them to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cyclones.

"Governor Bose is keeping a watch on the situation and is in touch with experts and authorities in the state and the Centre for a coordinated effort to endure the cyclone," the West Bengal Raj Bhavan posted on X.

May 26, 2024 5:06 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: NDRF personnel make announcements for people in Uttar Danga

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel make announcements for people in Uttar Danga, as a part of their awareness drive, ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Remal, which is expected to make landfall today, at midnight.

May 26, 2024 5:05 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: IndiGo airlines reschedules and cancels some flights

IndiGo airlines has rescheduled and cancelled some flights due to Cyclone Remal and issued NOTAM in Kolkata. A Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) is a message sent by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pilots to alert them of potential hazards that could affect their flight.

The storm, expected to bring maximum sustained wind speeds of 110-120 kmph with gusts up to 135 kmph, is likely to make landfall around 11 pm on Sunday near Khepupara in Bangladesh and Sagar Islands in West Bengal.

In a statement, the airlines said, "IndiGo has rescheduled and cancelled some flights due to Cyclone REMAL and the NOTAM issued in Kolkata. Passengers have been informed of all changes in advance and being provided real-time updates on social platforms".

May 26, 2024 4:52 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: NDRF team deployed in Hasnabad village ahead of Cyclone Remal

North 24 Parganas, West Bengal: NDRF team deployed in Hasnabad village ahead of Cyclone Remal

Cyclone Remal is to make landfall today, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts, as per IMD.

May 26, 2024 4:48 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis left their coastal villages Sunday for concrete storm shelters further inland as the low-lying nation prepared for the expected landfall of an intense cyclone, officials said.

Cyclone Remal is set to hit the southern coast and parts of neighbouring India on Sunday evening, with Bangladesh's weather department predicting crashing waves and howling gales with gusts of up to 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour.

Cyclones have killed hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh in recent decades, but the number of superstorms hitting its low-lying, densely populated coast have increased sharply -- from one a year to as many as three -- due to the impact of climate change.

May 26, 2024 4:11 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: IndiGo reschedules, cancels some flights

IndiGo has rescheduled and cancelled some flights due to Cyclone REMAL and the NOTAM issued in Kolkata. Passengers have been informed of all changes in advance and being provided real-time updates on social platforms.

Mitigation measures have been put in place to avoid inconvenience caused to passengers due to the cyclone.

May 26, 2024 4:08 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Thousands flee as cyclone heads towards Bangladesh

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis left their coastal villages Sunday for concrete storm shelters further inland as the low-lying nation prepared for the expected landfall of an intense cyclone, officials said.

Cyclone Remal is set to hit the southern coast and parts of neighbouring India on Sunday evening, with Bangladesh's weather department predicting crashing waves and howling gales with gusts of up to 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour.

Cyclones have killed hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh in recent decades, but the number of superstorms hitting its low-lying, densely populated coast have increased sharply -- from one a year to as many as three -- due to the impact of climate change.

May 26, 2024 3:51 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Bangladesh launches massive evacuation as cyclone Remal approaches from Bay of Bengal

Bangladesh on Sunday launched an intensified evacuation campaign in vulnerable areas as it prepares for severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' forecast to make landfall by evening or midnight with a potential high tidal surge and heavy rainfall in the country's coastal districts of Satkhira and Cox's Bazar.

According to the latest cyclone warning bulletin, 'Remal' is likely to move in a northerly direction and may cross Sagar island of West Bengal-Khepupara coast near Mongla by evening or midnight, the BSS news agency reported.

"A large-scale evacuation has already started. All vulnerable people are presumed to be moved to safer places at the shortest possible time," Director General of the Department of Disaster Management Mizanur Rahman was quoted as saying by the BSS.

May 26, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: In the last 6 hours, the cyclone 'Remal' is moving towards the North Bay with the speed of 13 km/hr

On cyclone 'Remal', IMD scientist Somenath Dutta says, "In the last 6 hours, the cyclone 'Remal' is moving towards the North Bay with the speed of 13 km/hr... It is in the southwest of Khepupara, Bangladesh... Currently, the windspeed is 95-105 km/hr... It will move in the north direction. At midnight, it will cross the region between Sagar Island and Khepupara... The maximum windspeed will be 110-120 km/hr, gusting to 135 km/hr..."

May 26, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: ‘Remal’ lays centre of the North Bay of Bengal, about 200 kilometres south of Canning

“The severe cyclone storm ‘Remal’ lays centre of the North Bay of Bengal, about 200 kilometres south of Canning. It is moving northward and will continue to do so hitting the coast between Sagar Island of West Bengal and Khepupara of Bangladesh. Under its influence, rainfall has already started in the area, and we are expecting heavy rainfall in the coastal districts. The rainfall can exceed 25 centimetres today,” says India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept

) Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.

May 26, 2024 3:11 PM IST

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Rain lashes parts of Kolkata

Rain lashes parts of Kolkata city as the region is witnessing the arrival of cyclone Remal.

Cyclone Remal is to make landfall today, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts, as per IMD.

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