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Cyclone Remal: After 67 years Tripura records rainfall over 200mm

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By TC News Desk

Agartala, 28th March 2024:  In the past 24 hours, Tripura has experienced unprecedented rainfall, a level not seen in 67 years, due to Cyclone Remal.

According to the Disaster Management Authority, Tripura has recorded over 200 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, breaking a record held for 67 years.

“Tripura has witnessed its highest 24-hour rainfall in 67 years, surpassing 200 mm. Cyclone Remal has already moved past Tripura, and we have issued an orange alert,” an official stated. The official added that the cyclone crossed Tripura late Monday night with wind speeds of around 165 kmph.

“Numerous trees were uprooted, and electric poles were damaged in several areas. We are currently gathering data on the destruction throughout the state. Although the cyclone has passed, scattered rainfall is expected to continue,” he mentioned.

According to the IMD Agartala, from the morning of the 27th at 08:30 AM to the morning of the 28th at 08:30 AM, Unakoti recorded the highest rainfall at 252.4 mm, followed by Dhalai district with 248.3 mm, North District with 242 mm, West District with 229.0 mm, Sipahijala district with 187.2 mm, Khowai district with 199 mm, Gomati district with 198.2 mm, and South District with 168 mm.

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