Already four people were killed and thousands evacuated from their homes as the cyclonic storm “Komen” heads towards the Bangladesh coast.
“Komen” Cyclonic storm heads to India after making landfall in Bangladesh
The storm made a landfall at 9 pm Thursday causing heavy rainfall, uprooting the trees and flooding many parts in Bangladesh. Danger signal flag no 7 was displayed at the Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar ports. The operations at the ports were temporarily suspended. Fishing boats and ships have been warned of the cyclone earlier and they have been moved to safer places.
The storm crossed the boarder of Chittagong coast at 9.30pm. The coastal areas faced heavy rainfall and strong winds speeding from 60 to 70 km per hour. The sea was rough. Tidal waves reaching five feet high slashed the coast. The Goverment has evacuated nearly 300,000 people from the coastal areas before the storm approached the coast. The disaster management and relief mechanisms are working in full swing to handle the effects and damage of cyclone “Komen”. Four people were killed in different places. 24 fishing men in three trawelers are found to be missing.
Cyclonic storm “Komen” is now heading toward India after hitting the Bangladesh coast. The impact of cyclone will be seen in the coastal districts of West Bengal and Orrisa. The IMD has fore casted very heavy rainfall at few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places of the Gangetic West Bengal. Winds gearing upto 60-70 km per hour will blow off and on the coast of West Bengal and North coastal Orrisa. Also heavy rainfall is predicted in Tripura, Misoram, Meghalaya and south Assam in the next 24 hours.
The Orrisa government has issued a warning of floods in connection with cyclone “Komen”. Meanwhile another depression in west Rajastan is causing heavy rainfall in the western states of India. Under the influences of both the weather systems monsoon will be in peak in the east and west parts of the country.