Kolkata, 06 May (Hindustan Times). Due to the low pressure created in the Bay of Bengal, preparations to deal with the cyclone ‘Mocha’ have intensified in Kolkata and other parts. The Meteorological Department says that ‘Mocha’ can reach the coastal areas between May 10 and May 11.
Under its influence, intermittent rains are lashing the coastal areas of West Bengal including capital Kolkata as well as Howrah, Hooghly, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas and East and West Medinipur. Even today the sky of Kolkata is cloudy.
The department has warned that due to the effect of ‘Mocha’ wind can blow at a speed of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour. It will rain with lightning. During this, there is a possibility of loss of life and property. The department has also warned the state government.
In the capital Kolkata and Salt Lake, such trees have been identified which are in dangerous condition. 80 trees have been identified in Bidhannagar area adjacent to Kolkata. Their branches are weak. They are being trimmed.
The soil of Salt Lake is sandy. Due to this, the chances of falling of trees are maximum. Trees are being pruned continuously in this area as well. In Kolkata, such trees are being cut which are likely to fall. Arrangements are being made to evacuate residents of coastal areas to safer places in North and South 24 Parganas and East and West Medinipur. The Meteorological Department has warned that people should not go out of their homes unnecessarily in the midst of rain.
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