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Assam Govt Issues ‘High Alert’ On Cyclone ‘Amphan’

Mumbai: The Assam government on Tuesday issued a “high alert” regarding cyclone ‘Amfan’ and directed the State Disaster Management Authority to set up a control room to deal with the situation.

Quoting the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said that there is a strong possibility of the widespread impact of the cyclone in Assam, especially in West Assam districts.

“In view of the above, you are requested to put both preventive and response system on high alert to avoid any loss of life and property,” he told all the Deputy Commissioners, District Deputy Commissioners, “excessive solicitation” message and state disaster management Authority.

He directed the officials concerned to keep the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) informed for their services whenever necessary

Krishna said, “CEO, ASDMA might like to consider building a control room for this.”

In its latest bulletin, the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted very heavy rainfall in the western districts of Assam on Thursday.

On May 21, light to moderate to heavy rainfall may occur at some places in the western districts of Assam and Meghalaya.

Officials said a severe cyclonic storm struck West Bengal and Odisha Tuesday afternoon in the Bay of West Bengal, leaving millions of people out of sensitive areas.

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