Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura’s Sepahijala and Gomati Districts

Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura's Sepahijala and Gomati Districts
Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura's Sepahijala and Gomati Districts
Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura's Sepahijala and Gomati Districts
Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura's Sepahijala and Gomati Districts

Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura’s Sepahijala and Gomati Districts

Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura’s Sepahijala and Gomati Districts

Cyclone Remal: IMD Issues Red Alert for Tripura’s Sepahijala and Gomati Districts

Key Highlights:

  1. Red Alert: Issued for Sepahijala and Gomati districts in Tripura.
  2. Rainfall Recorded: West Tripura recorded the highest rainfall at 59.5 mm.
  3. Preparedness: State and district administrations on high alert; PM Modi chairs review meeting.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Sepahijala and Gomati districts in Tripura, anticipating heavy to very heavy rainfall and strong winds due to Cyclone Remal on Monday. An orange alert has been sounded for the South, Dhalai, North, Khowai, Unakoti, and West districts, predicting heavy rainfall on May 28.

As per IMD, the rainfall recorded on Monday in various districts of Tripura includes:

  • West Tripura: 59.5 mm
  • Dhalai: 54.5 mm
  • South Tripura: 48.0 mm
  • Sepahijala: 42.0 mm
  • Khowai: 34.5 mm
  • Gomati: 33.0 mm
  • Unakoti: 27.4 mm
  • North Tripura: 27.0 mm

Cyclone Remal, moving at 8 kmph, was centered over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal as of 1130 hrs IST on Monday.

Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha urged residents to stay vigilant, emphasizing the preparedness of state and district administrations. In a message on social media, he advised caution due to the expected heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Neighboring Assam is also bracing for the cyclone. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that precautionary measures are in place, with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams on standby.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the cyclone preparedness, instructing the Union Home Ministry to monitor the situation closely. He emphasized the need for NDRF teams to be on standby for immediate deployment and assured that necessary assistance for restoration will be provided post-cyclone.

As the cyclone progresses, residents in the affected areas are advised to stay safe and follow the guidance of local authorities.

(Inputs from ANI)

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