Cyclone Mora developed in the east-central part of Bay of Bengal and will move towards the north-earth coasts of India. But there is no immediate threat to India as per the forecast of Indian Meteorological Department.
The cyclone has made landfall in Bangladesh in the main port city of Chittagong at 6 am on Tuesday. But as per the forecasts of the Meteorological department, India will not face any landfall, yet the north eastern states will see heavy to very heavy rainfall ranging between 70-110 mm. Yesterday, very heavy rainfall was witnessed at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely over Assam and Meghalaya.
Today, most places will face heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. The expected wind speed will be between 45-70 kmph and the fishermen are warned not to venture the sea for next 24 hours. The Mizoram government has issued a warning and has advised people to take precautions and preventive measures as it is expected that the cyclone could cause landslides and floods. Although Mora will not cause any immediate damage in India, it will partly damage the power and communication lines, roads and also paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards.
Indian Navy’s Eastern fleet ships have been put on the highest state of readiness to extend help to cyclone-hit parts in India as well as Bangladesh. This cyclone has already affect Bangladesh severely and nearly 300,000 people have already been shifted to cyclone safe shelters.