Cyclone Sitrang Batters Northeast With Heavy Rainfall, And These Tweets Show The Devastating After Effects

by Sushmita Mahanta
Cyclone Sitrang Batters Northeast With Heavy Rainfall, And These Tweets Show The Devastating After Effects

Amidst the festive season, Cyclone Sitrang has battered the Northeast with heavy rainfall. And the after-effects are devastating! The cyclone damaged telecommunication networks, standing crops & more. Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rain across the region. Read on to know about the details.

IMD Predictions Came True For NorthEast

IMD has recently predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Arunachal Pradesh, northeast Assam and isolated heavy rainfall over remaining parts of Assam, Meghalaya & Nagaland. Following this, several areas of Guwahati remained waterlogged. IMD also informed about Arunachal Pradesh and north Assam witnessing moderate to very heavy rainfall. Soon after authorities warned people to stay indoors.
As predicted by IMD, strong wind speed reaching 25-35 kmph gusting to 45 kmph prevailed over south Assam and adjoining Meghalaya, Mizoram & Tripura. Along with this, dry weather prevailed over most parts of Northwest & central India. Take a look:

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People React

As Sitrang hit in and around Diwali, people did get disappointed in the Northeast. And the numerous tweets are proof of the same! A user complains about the heavy rainfall and writes, “Rains feel good only when roads be okay. Here, every drop adds to blocked drains and muddy streets! Northeast is on alert for “Cyclone Sitrang” with several flights and trains cancelled. Umbrella is a must today. Perhaps a cup of coffee adds to all the good. Too much rain though.” Another writes, “Here in Arunachal effect of cyclone sitrang set on bay of Bengal hv our ruined Diwali.. How frustrating,” to which a well wishes replies, “Oh Yeah stay safe dear Can’t help God’s will plus man made disaster of climate change.” Take a look:


Now that you know of the aftereffects of cyclone Sitrang, do stay safe if you are a resident of the Northeast. We hope things get better soon!


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