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India Weather ALert

Updated 8 November 2019

The Situation:

A severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ is likely to pass over Odisha and West Bengal between 9

and 10 November. The storm is expected to bring rain and damaging winds to Odisha and

West Bengal states through Sunday, 10 November, as it moves closer to the coast.

According to the IMD, some coastal areas of West Bengal state may experience over 20 cm

(8 in) of rain between Friday and Saturday. Flooding, landslides, and power outages are

possible in the area over the coming days. Associated transportation and business

disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are possible.

What to Expect:

  • Disruptions to public transportation

  • Flash flooding

  • Travel delays caused by increased road traffic and damaged or unsafe roadways

  • Grounded or delayed flights

  • Disruptions in public utilities (i.e. water and electricity)

Mitigation Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news media for updates

  • Monitor local and international weather updates from the Indian Meteorological Department 

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep electronics charged

  • Maintain communication throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Keep bottled water nearby

  • Check with airline that flights are moving on time

  • Enroll in a safe traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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