Cyclone warning remains for Tripura

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Agartala, Nov 16: The people in Tripura spend a restless night yesterday as the administration sounded a red alert for cyclone Sidr.

Official report here today said squally wind with an average speed of 230 Kmph passed through the state last night with rainfall of 74.6 mm.

''There were no reports of causalty in the state but power supply and surface communication in few places had been disrupted,'' Revenue Minister Keshab Majumder said adding that the administration was working on war-footing to restore the services at the earliest.

An Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) report stated that 'Sidr' over Bangladesh and adjoining areas remained stationary and lay centred near Latitude 23.5 degree North and Longitude 91 degrees east, about 70 km southwest from here at 0530 hours this morning and the system likely to move in a North-Northeasterly direction.

The report further stated that rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at most places of Northeastern region and extremely heavy rains accompanied by gale wind with a speed of 50 to 70 kmph are likely over Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, south Assam and Meghalaya during next 24 hours.

It had also maintained that rain or thundershowers at many places with isolated heavy falls were also likely over Gangetic West Bengal during next 24 hours and squally winds speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph is likely along and off West Bengal Coast during the next 12 hours.


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