Kolkata: The Alipore weather department has issued a cyclone alert in West Bengal and said that heavy rainfall and fierce wind of 60-70km per hour will blow due to the intensification of cyclone Roanu. Alert has also been issued in Odisha and fishermen are said to be advised against going to the sea.
The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the delta and coastal districts like-South 24 Parganas, Purbo Medinipur.
Meanwhile, would be CM Mamata Banerjee has directed the chief secretary and the Kolkata Municipality to prepare every poassible step to counter the affect of cyclone Roanu. The Alipore weather office has warned that the cyclone will stuck Kolkata today. Kolkata Mayor Shovan Chatterjee has been directed by Mamata to prepare for the cyclone.
On the other hand met office predicting Cyclone Roanu to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, Odisha government yesterday issued alert in at least 12 districts and asked authorities to be prepared to face eventualities.
The alert has been issued in 12 districts in coastal, southern and northen regions keeping a watch on the movement of the cyclone, Chief secretary A P Padhi told reporters after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the cyclone preparedness.