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Cyclone Remal: Tripura Govt Holds High Level Meeting on Sunday. Takes Important Decisions. Read Here


Considering the severity of the cyclone Remal, an emergency meeting of the State Executive Committee (Disaster Management0 was held on Sunday under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. 

The meeting was attended by DGP, PCCF, Secretary, and Heads of relevant departments and other agencies like IMD, Airport Authority, NDRF etc.

In the meeting, the officials took various important decisions keeping in mind the intensity of the cyclone. The revenue department of Tripura Government directed the DMs and collectors to take all measures to deal with the disaster to take preparatory measures for Cyclone Remal. The Revenue Secretary has been in constant touch with DMs and Collectors to ensure all necessary measures are taken to mitigate the impact of the cyclone in the state. Emergency Operation Centers are functioning 24x7 at state and district level.

After the meeting addressing a press conference officials informed that:

All schools, educational institutions and Anganwadi centers in the state will remain closed on 27 and 28 May 2024.

Fishing community has been warned not to enter lakes/rivers/reservoirs etc. for fishing during May 26 – 28.

Also, all flight services on the Kolkata-Agartala route have been canceled from May 26 at 12 noon to May 27 at 9 am.

Moreover, the transport department has been advised to coordinate with railways, airport authorities and road transport for public safety and inform the public in case of cancellation of flights, trains and other transport.

NDRF has been directed to be ready to face any crisis especially in South District and Gomati District. 

The Food Directorate has been asked to ensure availability of food and essential items.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert across the state on Sunday, May 26. 

It is reported that the wind speed will be 50-60 km per hour with thunder on this day. 

Meanwhile, the speed of gusts can be up to 70 km per hour. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at various places over South Tripura District, Gomati District, Dhalai, Sipahijla, Khowai and West Tripura District.

Yellow alert is in force in North Tripura District and Unakoti District. There is a possibility of rain with lightning in those two districts.

An alert has been issued that on Monday, May 27 wind speed of 50-60 kmph and gusty wind speed of up to 70 kmph may be present.  Isolated places of Gomati and Sepahijala districts of Tripura are likely to receive heavy rainfall.

Similarly, thundershowers and heavy rains are likely at isolated places in South, Dhalai, Khowai and West Tripura districts of the states.

However, orange alert is in force in North Tripura District and Unakoti District. There is a possibility of heavy rainfall with lightning in those two districts.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall with thundershowers and gusty winds of 40-50 kmph are likely at isolated places in North, Unakoti and Dhalai districts of Tripura on May 28.

The rest of the districts of the state are likely to receive heavy rainfall at isolated places. (orange alert)

Orange alert will be in force in North District on May 29. On this day, there is a possibility of heavy rain with thunder in that district. On this day there may be lightning in the rest of the districts of the state.

The state government has appealed to all citizens to remain calm and assured. The state is fully prepared to survive Cyclone Remal. So people have no reason to worry. Residents of the state have been asked to be aware.

Notable that Cyclone 'Remal', the deeo depression in the Bay of Bengal, has now turned into a severe cyclone. According to the Meteorological Department, it is already hitting the Indian coast. 

Due to this, heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Tripura from May 26 to May 29 at isolated places with gusty winds. It is reported that this rain may start from Sunday night.