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​REMAL CYCLONE: DISASTER MANAGEMENT SIMPLIFIER



  Jun 01, 2024

​REMAL CYCLONE: DISASTER MANAGEMENT SIMPLIFIER



WHAT HAPPENED
Cyclone Remal made landfall between Sagar Island in West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh around 9.15 p.m. on Sunday.

The cyclone intensified, causing heavy rainfall, strong winds, and significant disruptions in transportation and services.

WHY IT HAPPENED
Cyclones form due to low-pressure areas over warm ocean waters. Remal developed in the Bay of Bengal and moved northwards, making landfall along the West Bengal and Bangladesh coastline.

The region is prone to cyclones, especially during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon periods.

HOW IT WAS MANAGED

Evacuation: Over one lakh people were evacuated from vulnerable areas in South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, and Purba Medinipur.

Transportation Disruptions:

Eastern and Southeastern Railways cancelled several trains.

Ferry services in Kolkata and the Sundarbans were suspended.

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport suspended flight operations for 21 hours.

The Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port suspended cargo and container handling operations.

Emergency Meetings:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed response and preparedness.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged people to remain indoors.

Governor C.V. Ananda Bose called an emergency meeting for cyclone preparedness.

Red Alert Issued: The India Meteorological Department issued a red alert for heavy to extremely heavy rainfall and gale winds.

Response Teams: Fourteen teams of the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force were deployed. The Navy readied two ships for humanitarian assistance and disaster response.

REMEDIES AND PRECAUTIONS

Stay Indoors: Follow government advisories and stay indoors during the cyclone.

Evacuation: Cooperate with authorities during evacuation orders.

Secure Property: Secure loose items and reinforce structures to withstand strong winds.

Emergency Supplies: Keep emergency kits ready, including water, food, medications, and important documents.

Stay Informed: Regularly check updates from the India Meteorological Department and local authorities.

Fishermen Advisory: Fishermen should avoid venturing into the sea until the all-clear is given.

Post-Cyclone Safety: Avoid downed power lines, stay away from flooded areas, and wait for official clearance before returning to evacuated areas.


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