Hurtling high-speed cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ is set to make landfall by 11 pm Saturday night between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh and move northwestwards into the neighbouring country over the Sunderban delta.
Heavy rains and high-velocity winds trigerred by the very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul lashed coastal Odisha on Saturday claiming one life, uprooting trees and snapping road links.
As the heavy rainfall triggered by cyclone Bulbul is expected to have damaged the standing paddy crop in many coastal and northern districts, the state government on Saturday requested the Centre to send a team in advance to assess the damage.
Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Bulbul Live News Updates: Heavy rain triggered by very severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ on Saturday lashed coastal West Bengal, uprooted trees leading to the death of one person in the city and causing traffic snarls, news agency PTI reported.
Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said she is herself monitoring the situation and the administration has taken all measures to tackle any contingency in view of Cyclone Bulbul, which will make its landfall in the coastal area of the state. She appealed to citizens to maintain calm and not to panic. “Please do not panic. Kindly remain calm and cooperate with the administration in its rescue and relief efforts. Be alert, take care and stay safe,” Banerjee said.