Cyclone Bulbul Live Updates: At least 12 killed in West Bengal, Odisha

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Cyclone Bulbul in Odisha, West Bengal Updates: Severe cyclonic storm Bulbul has claimed at least 12 lives in West Bengal and Odisha.

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Cyclone Bulbul has claimed at least 12 lives in West Bengal and Odisha on Sunday. The North 24 Parganas in West Bengal was the worst-hit district which reported five deaths. The death toll from Cyclone Bulbul mounted to 12 in Bangladesh. According to Reuters, five fishermen in Bangladesh are still missing. The cyclone hit the coastal districts of West Bengal and Odisha on Sunday. It made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh. It then moved towards the neighbouring country over the Sunderban delta. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and assured her all help. The PM also prayed for everyone’s well-being in a tweet. “Reviewed the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions and heavy rain in parts of Eastern India. Spoke to WB CM @MamataOfficial regarding the situation arising due to Cyclone Bulbul. Assured all possible assistance from the Centre. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being,” he tweeted.

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    14:29 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Boat and ferry movements banned

    The authorities have ordered a temporary ban on boat and ferry movements in internal riverine routes and coastal waters, besides closing air traffic operations near coastal airports for nearly 24 hours.

    14:12 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul update: Hundreds of houses damaged

    The cyclone Bulbul also damaged hundreds of houses in the two eastern states. The cyclone was packed winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour when it made a predawn landfall before weakening into a deep depression.

    13:47 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul death toll rises to 12 in Bangladesh

    The death toll from Cyclone Bulbul rose to 12 in Bangladesh and five fishermen are still missing. According to Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh's junior minister for disaster management and relief, most of the victims had refused to evacuate and died due to falling trees.

    13:26 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Bulbul cyclone: Jetty collapsed in Hatania Doania river

    A collapsed jetty is pictured in Hatania Doania river after cyclone Bulbul hit the area in Namkhana in West Bengal.

    13:10 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: CM Mamata Banerjee to undertake aerial survey of affected South Parganas district

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday cancelled a scheduled administrative meeting here to make an aerial survey of the cyclone-affected areas in South 24 Parganas district. Besides cancelling the meeting with officials at the state secretariat here, Banerjee has also postponed her visit to North Bengal on Tuesday. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    18:07 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Guv hails West Bengal govt, central agencies for cyclone preparedness

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday hailed the "directional" efforts of the state government and other central agencies to minimise the impact of cyclone 'Bulbul'.

    17:15 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Mamata Banerjeeto visit cyclone-affected areas of Basirhat

    "Later I would take a meeting at Kakdwip with administration to review relief and rehabilitation measures of the cyclone-affected people. I am also planning to visit the cyclone-affected areas of Basirhat of North 24-Parganas on 13 November, 2019", the CM said in another tweet.

    17:12 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Mamata Banerjee postpones North Bengal visit

    "Due to the severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’, I have decided to postpone my North Bengal visit in the coming week. Instead, tomorrow I would take an aerial survey of the affected areas around Namkhana and Bakkhali", West bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

    16:42 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    7 dead in West Bengal

    Cyclone 'Bulbul', which passed through the coastal districts of West Bengal before moving towards Bangladesh, claimed at least seven lives in several parts of the state, officials said as per PTI.

    16:40 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Death toll rises to 7 in West bengal

    Cyclone 'Bulbul', which passed through through the coastal districts of West Bengal beforemoving towards Bangladesh, claimed at least seven lives in several parts of the state, officials said as per PTI.

    15:51 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul Live: Temporary shelter home for villagers in Odisha
    15:01 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul Live: Normal life disrupted in West Bengal

    Cyclone 'Bulbul', which made landfall between Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with strong winds till early Sunday, affecting normal life in several parts of the city and the coastal districts of the state.  Torrential rain lashed the metropolis Kolkata throughout Saturday, forcing people to remain indoors. Gale wind with gusts up to 135 kmph prevailed over the coastal districts of South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore and its adjoining areas in North 24 Parganas as the cyclone made landfall around midnight on Saturday. Hundreds of uprooted trees blocked roads in parts of the city, even as people braved the weather and came out of their homes on Sunday. (PTI)

    14:39 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    4 dead in West Bengal

    There are reports of four deads in West Bengal due to cyclone bulbul. Two people reportedly lost their lives in Bangladesh today morning.

    14:35 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul LIVE: 4 reported killed in Bengal

    At least four people were killed in rain-related incidents in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas since Saturday, according to official reports. An employee of a renowned club in the city was killed when a branch of a cedar tree fell on him, police said. In Basirhat, North 24 Parganas, three persons died inseparate incidents. According to a senior police officer, Suchitra Mandal (70) died at Purba Makala village in the district when a tree fell on her.Similarly, at Gokhna village, several tress were uprooted, one of which claimed the life of Reba Biswas (47). Manirul Gazi (59) was the third casualty in thedistrict. He was electrocuted to death after coming in contact with a lamp post, the officer added. (PTI)

    13:42 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul Live: Over 21 lakh people evacuated in Bangladesh

    Two people were killed and over 21 lakh evacuated from low-lying areas as cyclone Bulbul made predawn landfall on Sunday in Bangladesh, ravaging southwestern coastlines alongside India's West Bengal, before weakening into a deep depression.  Bangladesh's authorities has earlier ordered a temporary ban on the movements of ferries and boats in internal river routes alongside all fishing boats and trawlers over northern part of the Bay of Bengal, where the storm originated initially in the form of low pressure. (PTI)

    13:40 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    West Bengal: Water-logging in parts of Kolkata

    Water-logging in sevearal parts of Kolkata after rainfall because of Cyclone Bulbul.

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    13:01 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul Live: 200 people take shelter at Sagar Pilot Station in Kolkata

    Around two hundred people have taken shelter at Sagar Pilot Station of Kolkata Port Trust. Cyclonic storm Bulbul hits several areas of West Bengal. Villagers belonging to storm stricken villages were served food by the Commander, pilots and staff. According to IMD, It has moved East-North Eastwards across Bangladesh and weakened into a deep depression. (ANI)

    12:26 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul LIVE: Trees uprooted in Kolkata

    West Bengal: Stormy winds in South Kolkata uproots trees, damages hoardings. 

    11:59 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: 2 killed in Bangladesh

    Cyclone Bulbul that lashed in Bangladesh last night , killedtwo people, while some people were injured. As per reports some homes were also damaged. However prompt evacuations steps by the government saved many lives and the worst is over, officials saidas per PTI.

    11:18 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    West Bengal: NDRF personnel clears road in South 24 Parganas

    Earlier an MHA official told PTI that 17 NDRF teams were deployed in West Bengal, while six of their teams were active in Odisha for dealing with contingencies. According to AccuWeather, Bulbul was the equivalent of a Category 1 or 2 hurricane in the Atlantic.

    11:13 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Watch: Here is the visual of early morning in West Bengal

    Cyclone Bulbul landed in Odisha and West Bengal last night. Here is the early morning visual.

    10:43 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    West Bengal: NCMC, Home Ministry monitoring situation closely, Army, Air Force, Navy on alert

    In Delhi, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), the country's apex body to handle any emergency, on Saturday reviewed the preparedness to deal with the very severe cyclone 'Bulbul' over the Bay of Bengal.

    "Due to very severe cyclone 'Bulbul', operations at Kolkata airport has been suspended from 6.00 pm on November 9 to 6.00 am of November 10," a home ministry official told PTI. "The Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard are on alert," he added.

    Home Ministry is monitoring the situation closely. The West Bengal administration has evacuated 59,000 people from coastal areas and other places which are likely to be affected.

    10:31 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    PM Modi speaks to CM Mamata Banerjee

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to West bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on cyclone, assured all help.

    10:25 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Visuals from Cyclone Bulbul-hit Kolkata

    Fishermen advised not to venture into the rough seas in next 12 hours in Odisha and West Bengal coastal regions : IMD

    10:17 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected at South Bengal districts over next 12 hours

    All the coastal districts of West Bengal will receive light to moderate rainfall, while few places over North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Medinipur, Howrah, Nadiya and Hooghly are very likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall over next 12 hours.

    09:57 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Around 200 people takes shelter at Sagar Pilot Station of Kolkata Port Trust

    Around 200 people have taken shelter at Sagar Pilot Station of Kolkata Port Trust. Villagers belonging to storm-ravaged villages were served food by the Commander, pilots and staff.

    09:31 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Early morning visual of Cyclone Bulbul from West Bengal

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday night said that Central Disaster Management teams and state disaster management teams were working round the clock in affected areas. 'West Bengal government would provide financial help to the cyclone-affected people,' she added. Contai, Ramnagar and Khejuri were among the most affected areas in the storm. Nearly 318 relief camps have been set up in the cyclone-hit areas where 1,12,365 people have been accommodated in the camps. "A total of 1.64.315 lakh people have been hit by the cyclone," PTI reported.

    08:34 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Bulbul likely to weaken into deep depression

    Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul likely to weaken to a cyclonic storm over coastal Bangladesh and adjoining south and north 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal by today and form a deep depression during the next 6 hours, according to Indian Meteorological Department. At 6 AM, on Sunday, it lay centred at 75 km east-northeast of Sunderban National Park.

    08:06 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Ferry services suspended at Bichali Ghat, Kolkata

    Ferry services between Kolkata and Howrah from Bichali Ghat have been suspended. Continuous downpour since Saturday has also led to waterlogging of some streets and low-lying areas of the cities.

    On Saturday CM Mamata Banerjee said that she was monitoring the situation and the administration had taken all measures to tackle any contingency.

    07:57 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Two deaths reported from West Bengal, Odisha

    A man died in Kolkata after a tree fell on him at the main entrance of Calcutta Cricket and Football Club, during the squally weather on Saturday.

    In Odisha, one person died due to a wall collapse caused by heavy rainfall at Kendrapara district. The matter is being inquired, special relief commissioner, Odisha, P K Jena told PTI.

    07:42 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    At 4:30 AM, Cyclone Bulbul lay centred over coastal Bengal and Bangladesh

    Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul lay centred over Bangladesh and adjoining coastal West Bengal, about 35 KM East-NorthEast of Sundarban National Park of South 24 Pargana, West Bengal at 4:30 AM on Sunday.

    07:27 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Bulbul makes landfall with speed of 110 to 120 kmph at coastal Bengal

    Severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh on Saturday midnight with a maximum sustained speed of 110 to 120 kilometres per hour, and a gust speed to 135 kmph along and off the coastal and adjoining districts of West and East Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas of Bengal.

    "The storm is set to weaken gradually as it moves into Bangladesh through the Sunderban delta," said Regional MeT director G K Das said in Kolkata last night.

    07:12 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram to witness moderate to heavy rainfall

    As Cyclone Bulbul Sagar made landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh, light to moderate rainfall is expected with isolated heavy rainfalls is very likely over South Assam & Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram during next 36 hours. 

    00:26 (IST)10 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul makes landfall in Bengal

    As per IMD, the cyclonic storm is very likely to move northeastwards, weaken gradually and across West Bengal

    23:31 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Mamata Banerjee visits control room at state secretariat

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits control room in state secretariat to observe the situation. She also appealed to citizens to maintain calm and not to panic.

    23:15 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul claims two lives in Bengal, Odisha

    Cyclone Bulbul today claimed two lives in Bengal and Odisha. Both the states witnessed heavy rainfall triggered by the cyclonic storm which resulted in the uprooting of trees. All the agencies are put on alert to deal with any circumstances. 

    22:07 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul likely to weaken gradually during next 3 hrs: IMD

    The India Meteorological Department has said that cyclone BulBul is likely to weaken gradually and move Northwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Khepupara (Bangladesh) across Sunderban delta during next three hours. 

    21:58 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: Landfall at 11 pm, agencies on high alert

    Cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' is set to make landfall by 11 pm. Personnel of the Indian Coast Guard are in all readiness to tackle any eventuality in the wake of the cyclonic storm. Three disaster management teams have been stationed at Haldia and two at Fraserganj in 24 Parganas district for timely action. In Odisha, around 4,000 people were shifted from vulnerable and low-lying areas to 47 cyclone shelters.

    20:44 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Cyclonic storm set to make landfall by 11 pm

    Cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' is set to make landfall by 11 pm tonight between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh and move northwestwards into the neighbouring country over the Sunderban delta, PTI reports. After landfall, the storm is likely to weaken gradually.

    19:40 (IST)09 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: Heavy rains claim one life in Odisha

    Bulbul, Odisha: A person has lost his life in heavy rains triggered by cyclonic storm 'Bulbul'. Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena says the person died in a wall collapse in Kendrapara district of coastal Odisha. He further adds that most places on the coast experienced light to moderate rainfall. The cyclonic winds uprooted a large number of trees and electric poles, besides causing extensive damage to thatched structures and standing crops before veering away towards West Bengal.

    Cyclone Bulbul, Bulbul, Odisha bulbul, bulbul updates Cyclone Bulbul is likely to skirt Odisha and move towards Bengal and Bangladesh . (File Photo/PTI)The weather department has advised fishermen not to venture out in rough sea till further notice. People in coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal have been asked to remain indoors from November 8. All schools, anganwadi centres and other educational institutions in Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts in Odisha have been closed for the next couple of days due to the forecast of heavy rainfall accompanied with high-intensity winds.  
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