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Cyclone Sitrang: IMD forecast issues red alert for these 4 Indian states, schools and colleges closed in Meghalaya

New Delhi: Due to Cyclone Sitarang, there is a possibility of rain in some parts of India. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday (October 25). As per IMD, a red alert indicating heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall has been issued for Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Due to Cyclone Sitarang, there is a possibility of rain in some parts of India, so several thousand people were evacuated from low-lying areas of West Bengal as a precaution. More than 100 relief centers have been set up. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday (October 25). As per IMD, a red alert indicating heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall has been issued for Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.

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In Meghalaya, disaster management officials have been put on high alert as Cyclone Sitarang is likely to cause heavy rains in many parts of the state. All schools and colleges will remain closed on Tuesday in view of the cyclone in 4 districts bordering Bangladesh. These 4 districts include East and West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills. The Meteorological Department said that due to the effect of cyclone, many areas of Meghalaya will remain cloudy with continuous rain.

IMD said in a press release, “Under Sitrang influence, widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms/lightning/heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rain at isolated places is very likely to occur over Tripura on 24th & 25th October 2022.”

Earlier today, The government of West Bengal was seen taking all precautionary measures including evacuating people and supplying relief material to shelters to deal with the possible devastation under the impact of Cyclone ‘Sitang’. Civil defense teams are deployed at Bakkhali Si Beach in South 24 Parganas. Tourists are not allowed to visit the beach and shops have also been closed.

On Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed to the 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 the people to avoid going out unnecessarily or to the sea areas including the Sundarbans. The state govt has made arrangements.”

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According to the Meteorological Department in Kolkata, Cyclone ‘Sitang’ crossed the Bangladesh coast near Barisal between 9.30 pm and 11.30 pm on Monday after crossing the West Bengal coast on Monday. It said that the weather is likely to improve in the districts of South Bengal from Tuesday afternoon.

The system, which moved from north Bay of Bengal towards Bangladesh at a speed of 56 kmph, caused moderate to heavy rains and inclement weather over the coastal districts of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore of West Bengal, Diminished the festive spirit on Diwali. Black worship.

Sitang made landfall between Tinakona Island and Sandwich near Barisal in Bangladesh at a speed of 80 to 90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph between 9.30 pm to 11.30 pm on Monday, the regional weather center said here. By Tuesday evening, it is likely to weaken into depression and then into low pressure.

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