Cyclone Sitrang: Heavy rain damages houses and uproots trees in Assam

Several houses were damaged by Cyclone Sitrang which brought heavy rains and a storm to Nagaon district in Assam.

Many trees and utility poles were also uprooted in various parts of the region due to Monday night’s hurricane storm.

According to reports, several houses in Kaliabor, Bamuni, Sakmuthia and Boraligaon areas of Assam’s central district were damaged by the storm.

No casualties from the storm have been reported in the area so far.

“Several houses were damaged and many trees uprooted during the storm in our Kaliabor area. As the government village leader, I have visited the entire village and will submit the damage report to our circle officer” , said the village chief.

Meanwhile, tides have battered the coast of Bakkhali beach in southern 24 Parganas in West Bengal amid the warning of cyclone ‘Sitrang’.

Civil Protection warns tourists and locals not to venture near the sea.

Notably, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday informed that the remnant of Cyclone Storm “Sitrang” which created a deep depression over Bangladesh has further weakened into a depression over northeast Bangladesh, north- northeast of Agartala and south-southwest of Shillong. .

“The deep low over Bangladesh (remnant of cyclonic storm “SITRANG”) weakened further into a low and was centered at 05:30 IST over northeastern Bangladesh and the vicinity about 90 km north- northeast of Agartala and 100km south-southwest of Shillong,” IMD tweeted.

Earlier on Monday, a red alert indicating heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall under the influence of Cyclone Sitrang was issued for Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.

Widespread rain accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rain in isolated places is expected to occur over Tripura on Monday and Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Civil defense teams are deployed at Bakkhali Sea Beach in southern 24 Parganas. Tourists are not allowed to visit the beach and shops have also been closed.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on people to “stay alert” as there is a high chance of rain on Tuesday due to Cyclone Sitrang.

“There is a high chance of rain on October 25. There is an appeal to people to avoid going out unnecessarily or traveling to sea areas, including the Sundarbans. State has made arrangements,” said CM Mamata Banerjee.

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