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12 Oct 2018 | 10:34 AM UTC

India/Bangladesh: Further rain expected through Oct. 14 due to Depression Titli /update 4

Bangladesh News Alert

Heavy rains forecast in northeastern India and most of Bangladesh until October 14, after landfall of Cyclone Titli

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/15/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India, West Bengal, India, Bangladesh

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Event

The India National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) maintains  orange alerts for West Bengal and portions of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura through Saturday, October 13, due to heavy rainfall and high winds caused by the remnants of Cyclone Titli. Titli, which made landfall in in Odisha state early on October 11, has since been downgraded to a deep depression. The storm caused at least eight deaths in Andhra Pradesh but damage to buildings and infrastructure in Odisha state is reportedly less severe than anticipated, with no reports of casualties. Disruptions to power and road travel caused by high winds and uprooted trees are expected to continue in the coming hours and days. Service on the South Eastern Railway Howrah-Hyderabad corridor remains disrupted and authorities have closed the NH-16 roadway to traffic.

In Bangladesh, the depression is moving inland from northeastern India and is expected to progressively weaken over the coming days. The capital Dhaka, Khulna, Chittagong, and coastal areas are expected to be most affected by winds and heavy rain until October 14. Localized damage and disruptions are expected.  

Context

Tropical cyclones are common in the Bay of Bengal from May through December.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas should monitor local weather reports, confirm travel plans, avoid low-lying areas, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.

 

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