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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Cyclone Mocha: Mocha storm becomes dangerous in Bay of Bengal, NDRF teams deployed

In view of the cyclonic storm Mocha, the states of West Bengal and the Northeast have been put on alert. Six teams of NDRF have also been deployed for security.

The pressure area in the southeast of the Bay of Bengal intensified on Thursday and took the form of cyclonic storm Mocha. Cyclone Mocha was observed to move northwestwards during the last six hours and intensified into a full-fledged cyclonic storm. During this, the speed of the cyclone was eight km per hour. In view of cyclone Mocha, the states of eastern India have been alerted. NDRF teams deployed in West Bengal in view of cyclonic storm

Three teams of NDRF are stationed in East Midnapore. They have been deployed in Ramnagar 1 block, Ramnagar 2 and Haldia. The remaining two teams have been deployed at Gosaba Kultali and Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas. A team is in alert mode at Hingalganj and Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas. The preparations for the storm are absolutely solid. Coast Guard team has been put on high alert. Coast Guard Disaster Relief Team has been formed, which has become active in the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal.

When will Cyclone Mocha make landfall?

According to the Meteorological Department, the pressure area created in West Bengal is becoming a cyclonic storm. By the afternoon of May 12, it will turn into a very dangerous storm. It is expected that the cyclone may hit Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar and Myanmar's Kukpyu on the morning of May 14.

While hitting the coast, the speed of Mocha is going to be 130 kilometers per hour. However, its impact on West Bengal is not yet clear. But the Bengal government has already started preparations in the coastal areas. The local administration has been asked to make necessary arrangements immediately.

Fishermen and ships got advisory

The Meteorological Department said that due to the intensification of the cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands may see heavy rains. Fishermen of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been told not to venture into the sea till May 13. Keeping in mind the cyclonic weather, ships have also been advised not to go to sea.

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