CM chairs high level review meeting on preparedness on “Mocha Cyclone”

Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha today chaired a high level review meeting for the management of extremely severe cyclonic storm “Mocha” in which Chief Secretary J.K. Sinha, Special Secretary Disaster Management A.K. Bhattacharya, SPO-Disaster management Dr. Sarat Kumar Das and Director of IMD Agartala Nahush Kulkarni were present.

According to an official press note "MOCHA' is now Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm over the East central Bay of Bengal moved nearly northeast wards with a speed of 14 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of today over the same region about 560 km north-northwest of Port Blair, 680 km south-southwest of Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) and 600 km southwest of Sittwe (Myanmar).

It is very likely to move north-northeast wards and cross southeast Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts between Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar), close to Sittwe (Myanmar) around noon of 14th May, 2023 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 150-160 kmph gusting to 175 kmph.

In Tripura it is forecasted that Rainfall at most places with Heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely on 13 May and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on 14 May. Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely to prevail on 14 May. Orange warning (Alert, be prepared) issued to South Tripura, Gomati, Dhalai and North Tripura districts and Yellow warning (Watch) to remaining five districts by IMD.

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