Cyclone Bulbul: PM Modi Assures Mamata Banerjee Centre's Assistance

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured WB CM Banerjee that all possible assistance will be provided by the Centre for relief as cyclone ‘Bulbul’ made landfall

Written By Yash Sanghvi | Mumbai | Updated On:
Cyclone Bulbul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that all possible assistance will be provided by the Centre for relief as cyclone ‘Bulbul’ made landfall in the Bay of Bengal. Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ made landfall at West Bengal’s Sagar island around 8 pm on Saturday and is expected to move northeastwards into neighbouring Bangladesh, hovering over the Sunderbans delta. After making landfall, the cyclone was downgraded from a very severe cyclonic storm to a severe cyclonic storm. It is expected to stay in that category for only a few hours after which its wind speed will drop considerably.

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PM Modi assures assistance

PM Modi took to Twitter and mentioned that he reviewed the situation in Eastern India in the wake of cyclone conditions. He also said that he spoke to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and assured every possible assistance to the state by the Centre. 

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CM Banerjee monitoring the situation 

Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, monitoring the situation, said the administration apprehends large-scale destruction to property. "But we will only be able to assess the destruction after daybreak tomorrow," she had said. "The main impact of the storm is now over, we are bracing for the lesser impact. We are advising people not to venture out until the situation is stable."

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Two deaths due to Cyclone Bulbul

Meanwhile, due to strong winds and rainfall triggered by the very severe cyclonic storm, one death has been reported from Bengal and Odisha each. Continuous downpour since the early hours of Saturday left parts of Kolkata and its adjoining suburbs with waterlogged streets and overflowing drains. Trees were uprooted in various parts of the city killing one person, officials said. In Odisha, one person died in a rain-related wall collapse incident in Kendrapara district and the matter is being enquired, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena.

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