Cyclone Remal disrupts life, death toll reaches 18; Rescue on in Northeast-hit states

Notably, 5,35,246 people in 13 districts have been hit by cyclone Remal, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

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As the deep depression of cyclone Remal moved across the Northeast region on May 28, it left severe flooding, landslides and heavy rainfall in several areas. Northeast India is still feeling the effects of the storm. According to the sources, rescue efforts are still in progress in the state of Assam, where 3 more deaths have been reported on Monday, bringing the total to 18.

According to the bulletin released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the flood situation in the cyclone-hit areas continued to be severe on Sunday night. Notably, 5,35,246 people in 13 districts have been hit by cyclone Remal.

The worst hit area was Nagaon where the maximum number of lives were affected, Cachar at second and Hojai at third with 86,000 people affected. Two deaths have been reported from Cachar and one from Nagaon. 
Meanwhile, the city of Guwahati received fresh rainfall with the maximum temperature being 33 degrees Celcius.

Neighboring Manipur too received heavy rains with floods in the aftermath of the cyclone. Meanwhile, rescue operations in the waterlogged area are underway. Taking it to his official X handle, the chief minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh said that Fire teams and other departments are making continued efforts to remove flood water. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, chaired a review meeting in the wake of the aftermath of Cyclone Remal, especially in the Northeastern part of India.