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Alert from Bay of Bengal: Cyclone Mocha turns into severe storm

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The Bay of Bengal is currently experiencing a severe form of the cyclonic storm Mocha. As of now, the storm is reportedly located at the Bay of Bengal, approximately 530 km west-northwest of Port Blair.

The West Bengal government has implemented precautionary measures to address the impending storm, while Tripura is expected to experience its effects from tomorrow until Tuesday.

In anticipation of the potential destruction wrought by Cyclone Mocha, the West Bengal government has implemented precautionary measures. Residents residing in low-lying and coastal regions of the state have been relocated to secure locations. On Friday, an official from the state government provided this information.

According to an official, safe shelters in low-lying coastal areas of East Medinipur and South 24 Parganas districts, as well as some areas of Sundarbans, have received tarpaulins, packets of drinking water, milk powder, dry food, baby food, and medicines.

According to an official, despite the Meteorological Department’s forecast that cyclone Mocha will strike West Bengal, all necessary precautions have been taken in the event of any alteration in the cyclone’s path. Residents of low-lying coastal areas in South 24 Parganas and East Medinipur have been relocated to secure shelters, and ample relief supplies have been dispatched to these regions, according to reports.

On Sunday, a storm is expected to hit the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar. According to the India Meteorological Department, Cyclonic Storm Mocha is anticipated to hit the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar on Sunday. According to an official, disaster management teams and citizen volunteer groups have arrived at the tourist hotspots of Digha, Shankarpur, and Bakkhali.

In a recent advisory, fishermen and tourists have been cautioned against entering the sea for a period of three days starting from Friday. According to reports, on Thursday night, eight search and rescue units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrived in Digha, located in East Medinipur district. This information was shared by an official.

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