Due to the impact of cyclonic storm ‘Sitrang’ in the Bay of Bengal, many houses have been damaged and trees have been uprooted due to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Nagaon district of Assam. The storm damaged several houses in Kaliabor, Bamuni, Sakmuthia Tea Garden, Borligaon area of Nagaon district of central Assam. There is no news of any casualties in the storm. Many trees, electric poles were also uprooted in the storm and power lines were broken in many areas of the district.
The village head of Kaliabor said, “Many houses were damaged and many trees were uprooted in the storm in our Kaliabor area. As a government village head, I visited the entire village and I will submit the damage report to my circle officer. Many flights and trains were canceled in the northeastern states due to cyclonic storm Sitarang. Air connectivity in the Northeast has been badly affected due to the impact of Cyclone Sitarang. Railways is also on high alert to deal with any kind of incident. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that cyclonic storm Sitarang has now weakened in the northeast near Agartala and Shillong.