Cyclone Bulbul: Home Minister Amit Shah Speaks To WB CM, Assures Help

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As Cyclone Bulbul made landfall on Saturday night, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and assured all possible help.

Written By Akhil Oka | Mumbai | Updated On:
Cyclone Bulbul

As Cyclone Bulbul made landfall on Saturday night, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and assured all possible help. Writing on the microblogging website Twitter, Shah stated that he was closely monitoring the situation. He also mentioned that he was continuously in touch with central and state relief agencies. Furthermore, he revealed the details of the rescue and relief operations and hoped for the safety of everyone concerned.  

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Cyclone Bulbul 

Bringing heavy rain and winds ranging up to a speed of at least 120 km per hour, Cyclone Bulbul weakened at around 5.30 am as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). In its latest bulletin, the IMD noted that the cyclone would move towards Bangladesh and would weaken into a deep depression. According to reports, two people were killed in rain-related incidents in Odisha and WB. A number of precautions have been taken at the ground level. For instance, all schools, colleges and Anganwadi centres in WB have been closed, while more than 1.2 lakh people have been evacuated from the coastal areas. On Sunday, Banerjee announced that she was putting off her visit to north Bengal. Instead, she declared that she would conduct an aerial survey of some of the affected areas.  

Read: Cyclone 'Bulbul' Intensifies; Rain Pounds Parts Of West Bengal, Odisha

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