About 200 people have taken shelter at the Sagar Pilot Station of Kolkata Port Trust. Villagers belonging to storm-stricken villages were served by the Commander, pilots and staff, reported
Kolkata receives 104 mm rainfall
The last 24 hours in Kolkata over strong winds accompanied by torrential rains brought by Cyclone Bulbul. In the last two days, the city has received a whopping 104 mm of rain along with winds gusting up to 50-70 kmph, Skymet Weather reports.
Bulbul likely to weaken into deep depression in the next 6 hours
Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul weakened into a cyclonic storm and lay centered over 0530 hours in Bangladesh and adjoining coastal West Bengal. The next six hours, says IMD.
Ferry services have been suspended at Bichali Ghat in Kolkata
Heavy rains expected overWestMedinipur, Howrah, Nadiyaand Hooghly in the next 12 hours
Most likely to be the lightest moderate rainfall, the IMD has issued a statement.
The weather body further said that light and moderate rains are likely to hit West Bengal with a few places in the North and South 24 Parganas, East Medinipur and isolated heavy rainfall over West Medinipur, Howrah, Nadiya and Hooghly. in the next 12 hours.
Bulbul is most likely to move to Northeastwards across Bangladesh in South 24 Parganas in Bengal
Severe cyclonic storm bulb is most likely to move across Bangladesh to South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. It is very likely to be weakened gradually into a cyclonic storm over the coast of Bangladesh and adjoining South and North 24 Parganas district by West Bengal on 10 November morning, IMD said.
NDRF and SDRF teams stationed in Bengal, Odisha for eventuality
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) had stationed a total of 34 teams in West Bengal and Odisha in view of the approaching severe cyclone bulbul, a senior official told PTI. Seventeen teams have each been stationed in the two states and the NDRF is prepared to tackle any eventuality, NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said.
Besides six teams of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and 10 teams of NDRFdeployed for relief and rescue operations, the government has read 1,335 civil defense personnel in any untoward incident. A total of 94 boats have also been deployed, a senior government official said.
An NDRF team has about 45 personnel. Pradhan said that out of the total number of teams Odisha, six have been deployed while the rest are in reserve. Similarly in West Bengal, 10 teams of counter-disaster forces have been deployed to standby while deployed.
IndiGo cancels flights, offers alternate arrangements to passengers
“The peak hour of the cyclone is expected on Saturday evening,” the company said in a statement. “All low-cost carriers are subject to notified and alternate arrangements,” the low-cost carrier said in a statement.
With around 48 per cent share in the domestic air passenger market, IndiGo is the largest airline in India.
Bulbul likely to weaken into deep depression next 6 hrs
IMD said that a cyclonic storm and lay centered at 0530 hours today, over Bangladesh and adjoining coastal West Bengal. It is most likely to move across East-Northeastwards to Bangladesh and possibly to the next six hours in a deep depression.
RECAP: Bulbul lay centered over northwest Bay of Bengal
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul lay centered at 2030 hrs on 9 November over northwest Bay of Bengal, 40 km east-southeastof Sagar Islands in West Bengal, 85 km east-SE of Digha, 125 km south-southwest of Kolkata, 100 km south-west of Kolkata. SW of Canning Town in Bengal and 210 km west-southwest of Khepuparain Bangladesh, says IMD.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the control room at the State Secretariat on Saturday. Saturday night on Bengal late in Bulbul made landfall.
Cyclone Bulbul made landfall in Bengal late Saturday
Cyclone Bulbul made landfall in West Bengal late Saturday night, reports news agency ANI.
At 2.30am Cyclone Bulbul lay centered over coastal Bengal
Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul Lay Centered at 2.30 am, over 12 km southwest of Sundarban National Park (South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal)
India Meteorological Dept (IMD): Severe Cyclonic Storm #Bulbul lay centered at 0230 hours today, over coastal West Bengal & adjoining Bangladesh, about 12 km southwest of Sundarban National Park (South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal).
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Cyclone Bulbul LATEST Updates: NDRF teams stationed in West Bengal with road clearance work in South 24 Parganas. About 200 people have taken shelter at the Sagar Pilot Station of Kolkata Port Trust. Villagers belonging to storm-stricken villages were served by the Commander, pilots and staff, reported ANI.
After a landfall at 110 to 120 kmph in the west of Bengal’s Sagar Islands and Khepupara, Bangladesh, a major cyclonic storm is likely to be progressively weaker. Bengal of the Parganas districts, IMD has said.
Up to 1.8 million were expected to be evacuated by Cyclone Bulbul, Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh’s junior disaster management minister, told The Associated Press. More than 5,000 shelters have been prepared by Saturday morning. The cyclone was packing winds of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 130 kph (80 mph), but was forecast to cross the coast after weakening.
Cyclone Bulbul Makes Landfall ANI
It slammed ashore near Sagar Island and its path to the southwestern Khulna region, which has the largest mangrove forest in the Sundarbans, which straddles the Bangladesh-India border.
The weather office said the coastal districts are likely to be inundated by storm surges of about 1½-2 meters (5-7 feet) above normal tide. Several ships from Bangladesh’s navy and coast guard were on the scene of an emergency response for the region, the TV station Independent reported.
The storm is also expected to impact parts of Northeastern India, where they were also taken. According to US-based AccuWeather Inc., the Bulbul is strengthened from a deep depression into a tropical cyclone on Thursday morning, and by Friday afternoon it was strengthened into a severe cyclone.
Bulbul was the equivalent of a Category 1 or 2 hurricane in the Atlantic, it said. Rahman said the state suspended weekend leave for government officials in 13 coastal districts Saturday.
On Saturday, volunteers used loudspeakers to ask people to move to shelters in Chittagong and other regions, according to the Disaster Management Ministry. In the Cox’s Bazar coastal district, tourists were alerted to stay in their hotels, while a few hundred visitors were stuck on St Martins Island.
Authorities suspended all operations in the country’s main seaports, including Chittagong, which handles almost 80 per cent of Bangladesh’s exports and imports. All vessels and fishing boats were told to stop operating.
Cyclone shelters – raised concrete buildings that have been built to house local authority-ordered school buildings and mosques.
Bangladesh, a nation of 160 million people, has a history of violent cyclones. But disaster preparedness programs have recently upgraded the country’s capacity to deal with natural disasters, resulting in fewer casualties.
Cyclone Bulbul LIVE Updates: West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas in rescue ops with NDRF teams help; Cyclonic storm into severe Cyclonic Storm weakens