Aila Gone but Early Monsoon Sets in WB

Though Cyclone Aila moved away from WB, the state is still trying hard to get back to normalcy. Flight services and public transport have resumed functioning and local train have been partially restored.

The cyclone, which killed at least 69 people and force nearly 80, 000 to leave their homes, has now moved northwards and has weakened substantially in its course.

Though Aila changed its course and weakened while passing over the neighbouring districts of Hooghly, Howrah and Burdwan, heavy rain and winds of over 100 kilometers per hour speed caused a lot of damage.

“Relief has been sent to worst affected areas. Police control rooms and relief department rooms have been set up and the fire brigade and police have been alerted,” said West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

The cyclone has now moved northwards, but the met department says monsoons have hit the state, and the rains will continue.

“People are advised not to go out. Heavy rainfall is expected in West Bengal in the next 24 hours. With this monsoon has set over all of West Bengal,” says G C Debnath of the Met department.

During the Cyclone, normal life was disrupted as the cyclone left several villages in knee-deep water. Power supply remains disrupted in many areas.

According to information, the Calcutta University has postponed its graduation exams for the day. But flight and train services are slowly getting back to normal.

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