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Heavy rains likely in parts of West Bengal in the next 48 hours

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25th May, 2020 16:12 IST

 Heavy rains are likely in the next 48 hours in some districts of West Bengal, the Meteorological Department predicted on Saturday (May 23).  One or two places in Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri, and Darjeeling, Kalimagpong districts, are expected to receive severe wind and heavy rainfall in the next two days, Weatherman predicted, after which its intensity and prevalence will increase.

 According to the agency, heavy to very heavy rainfall in these areas, especially in Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri is likely to result in maximum rainfall activity from May 24, 2020.

 Amphon razed Kolkata in heavy rain following a cyclone on Friday, water entered the closed outlets of historic College Street booksellers, publishers and binders and damaged printed books and pages ready for binding, causing millions of rupees.  Damage done.  The apex body of state publishers and booksellers said they would hold a meeting soon and would have to seek help from the state government as the cyclone gave the business a new setback after a two-month long strike.

 In West Bengal, the death toll due to cyclone Amfan has risen to 86, as angry Kolmatans resorted to protests and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration's failure to restore normalcy even after three days.

 With normal life thrown out of gear by the region's worst weather disasters, officials scrambled to restore normalcy to various parts of the state.

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to visit Cyclone Amfan in South 24 Parganas district on Saturday and take stock of the situation.

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