Personnel from the Disaster Management Force have also been stationed in West Bengal as Cyclone Mocha made landfall along the shores of Bangladesh and Myanmar on Sunday. The coastal regions of the districts of South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur are on high alert.
According to a report, NDRF units, including divers, are on standby in the Digha-Mandarmani coastal districts.
There are rules prohibiting individuals from going near the sea. Additionally, more than 100 members of the state emergency management organisation have been stationed at Bakkhali Sea Beach to keep a watch on them.
There are breaches in the Sunderbans’ embankments, which are being sealed off as a safety measure. Additionally, loud speakers have been used by the police and government to warn people away from the sea.
Although the weather office anticipated that Cyclone Mocha will miss West Bengal, an official said, “We have taken all precautions in case there is any change.”
As the storm is anticipated to make landfall later on Sunday (May 14), plans have been taken to evacuate people of coastal areas in Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas districts.
As of Sunday afternoon, Cyclone Mocha was 250 kilometres south of Cox’s Bazar and was crossing the coast. It made landfall in Bangladesh near Coxbazar and North Myanmar coast.