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ICG Gears Up for Cyclone Remal in Bay of Bengal

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is on high alert in response to Cyclone Remal brewing in the central Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm by tomorrow and make landfall near the West Bengal Coast on the night of May 26th or 27th.

Key Actions Taken by ICG:

  • Coordinated Response: The ICG is working closely with state administrations and stakeholders to ensure a unified response to any emergencies arising from the cyclone.
  • Information Dissemination: Regular updates on the evolving situation are being broadcast in multiple languages to keep stakeholders informed and prepared.
  • Surveillance and Support: ICG ships and aircraft are actively patrolling the cyclone’s path to provide timely assistance and support.
  • Disaster Relief Teams Deployed: Nine disaster relief teams are stationed at strategic locations like Haldia, Paradip, Gopalpur, and Frazerganj for immediate response.
  • Regional Collaboration: ICG has notified the Bangladesh Coast Guard, urging them to prepare and warn fishermen and merchant vessels.
  • Precautions for Vessels: Merchant vessels at anchorages have been alerted, and port authorities are advised to take necessary actions.
  • Fishing Community Outreach: Despite the fishing ban, the Fisheries Department is informed to warn traditional fishing boats about the developing situation.

The ICG’s proactive measures aim to minimize loss of life and property at sea during Cyclone Remal.

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