Severe cyclonic storm Mocha, which the Meteorological Department described as a category five level, hit the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar on Sunday. Its collision caused heavy rain and winds up to 195 kilometers per hour. According to Dhaka Tribune, Director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department Mohammad Azizur Rahman has said that the cyclone weakened by Sunday evening. Let us tell you that as soon as Cyclone Mocha hit the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar on Sunday, the Disaster Management Force personnel were alerted in West Bengal as well.
These areas of Bengal were kept on alert
It is being told that the coastal areas of Medinipur and South 24 Parganas districts of Purba West Bengal are on high alert. A PTI report said that the Digha-Mandarmani coastal areas are also on alert with NDRF teams including divers. Along with this, the department has also issued a guideline for the people not to go near the sea.
Chance of rain in the states of South India
Significantly, due to the cyclonic storm Mocha, the weather of the southern states can take a turn and the Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of rain here. In view of the cyclone, eight NDRF teams have been deployed in West Bengal. In addition, the Bangladesh government issued an official landslide warning with very heavy rainfall forecast for Sunday.
Gas supply suspended, electricity and Wi-Fi also stalled
In Bangladesh, gas supplies from two floating LNG terminals were suspended due to the cyclone. The authorities have suspended Monday’s Secondary School Certificate or SSC examinations under all educational boards due to Mocha. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Kader said Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself is monitoring the situation and giving instructions on how to deal with the cyclone. At the same time, electricity and Wi-Fi connections were disrupted in Myanmar’s Sittwe region. Rescuers in Sittwe said they were receiving distress calls from people trapped in the floods, the BBC reported.