Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on cyclone Bulbul which triggered heavy rains in parts of Eastern India.
Modi assured the West Bengal chief minister of all possible assistance.“I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being,” Modi.
A person was killed in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Sunday as high winds with speed up to 80 kms uprooted trees and damaged houses. As many as 7815 houses have been damaged and 950 phone towers have been affected due to the cyclonic storm. The government administration has started the power and telecommunication restoration work.
Two rain-related deaths have been reported from Odisha’s Kendrapara district. Odisha’s four districts have been severely affected due to the impact of the cyclone that damaged crops and roads.
A total of 20 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force, six National Disaster Response Force and 226 Fire Services Teams were engaged in the operation and they were helping in the faster restoration of road and power connections,
The severe cyclonic storm Bulbul weakened into a cyclonic storm on Sunday and lay centered over Bangladesh and adjoining coastal West Bengal,according to India Meteorological Department.
The government-run weather forecasting agency said the cyclone is very move East-Northeastwards across Bangladesh and likely to weaken into a deep depression during next few hours.