Ramakanta Biswas

In view of a possible cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal, the Special Relief Commission (SRC) has advised the Collectors of all districts in the state to remain alert. 

Citing the special bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today, the SRC said that the Deep Depression over Westcentral Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next six hours.

Once the cyclone is formed, it will be known as ‘Hamoon’. It is very likely to move nearly north-northeastwards and cross Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around 25th October evening as a Deep Depression.

Advisory

  • Districts under warning to keep administrative machinery ready to face any eventuality 
  • In urban areas, low-lying areas may have water logging, and roads/drains may be submerged under water 
  • In case of very heavy rain, people in low-lying areas may be shifted to safer locations temporarily 
  • ULBs must keep the drains/stormwater channels de-congested, and adequate de-watering pumps may be deployed as per requirement 
  • People may be advised to keep watch on the weather and take safe shelter during thunderstorm activity to protect from lightning and follow traffic advisories in urban areas 
  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall recorded may be reported immediately to the office 
  • Submit a report on damage, if occurred due to thunderstorm, whirlwind, hailstorm, lightning and heavy rainfall immediately for information from the govt 
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