Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Coastal areas in West Bengal brace for another high tide

The West Bengal authorities has issued an alert in the coastal areas of the State and evacuated a couple of thousand individuals from islands uncovered to Bay of Bengal over fears of contemporary inundation as a consequence of a high tide on Friday. The embankments which had been breached throughout cyclone Yaas are but to be absolutely repaired and the climate workplace has predicted a low-pressure formation, seemingly over northwestern Bay of Bengal, ensuing in enhanced rainfall exercise. Heavy rainfall is predicted on June 11 at one or two locations in coastal districts like East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas.


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has advised officers to maintain a vigil in coastal areas because the breach of embankments can submerge low-lying areas for the high tide on Friday. She has additionally directed that each one embankments must be repaired earlier than Friday. At a number of locations, villagers joined in repairing damaged embankments. Minister for Sunderban Development, Bamkim Hazra, has stated that about 4,000 individuals have been evacuated from the islands of Ghormara and Mousuni.


In Kolkata, too, an alert has been issued in areas alongside the banks of the river Hooghly. The State’s Housing Minister and Chairman of the Board of Administrators of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Firhad Hakim stated that the lock gates that join the drainage system of Kolkata with the river will likely be closed on Friday.

Cyclone Yaas, which battered the coastal areas of West Bengal on May 26, had led to a lot of areas being inundated. Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee go to Hooghly district in the State and met the relations of these killed in lightning strikes.

Eleven individuals have died in the district and 28 individuals had died throughout a number of districts of south Bengal in lighting strikes on Monday.

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