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Rain lashes Assam due to Fani impact

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Guwahati: A man shields himself with an umbrella as he paddles thorough a wet street during rains, in Guwahati on May 3, 2019. Assam and some other parts of the Northeast have been witnessing light to moderate rains since Friday morning due to the impact of cyclonic storm Fani. Assam government has sounded an alert in all districts of the state following a warning that the cyclone will lash Assam and other parts of the northeastern region for two days starting Saturday early hours. (Photo: IANS) by .
A man shields himself with an umbrella as he paddles thorough a wet street during rains, in Guwahati

Most parts of Assam witnessed incessant rains due to the impact of cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades…reports Asian Lite News

Guwahati: A man shields himself with an umbrella as he paddles thorough a wet street during rains, in Guwahati on May 3, 2019. Assam and some other parts of the Northeast have been witnessing light to moderate rains since Friday morning due to the impact of cyclonic storm Fani. Assam government has sounded an alert in all districts of the state following a warning that the cyclone will lash Assam and other parts of the northeastern region for two days starting Saturday early hours. (Photo: IANS) by .
A man shields himself with an umbrella as he paddles thorough a wet street during rains, in Guwahati

Following the rains, the state government has issued an alert to suspend ferry services between Jorhat and Majuli, Guwahati and North Guwahati, Dhubri and other places from Saturday to Sunday.

While flight services from Guwahati has been suspended till Saturday evening, the Northeast Frontier Railway has also cancelled several trains to Kolkata and Odisha. Similarly, trains from Kolkata and Odisha to Assam were also cancelled.

Weather experts at the Regional Meteorological Centre at Borjhar had warned of heavy rains accompanied by strong winds to lash the northeastern states on Saturday and Sunday.

Assam government had earlier warned the district administrations to remain alert ahead of Fani and deployed 40 companies of National Disaster Rescue Force at some vulnerable locations across the state.

As of Saturday, Fani has weakened into a “cyclonic storm leaving no more major threat” for West Bengal. It is situated at Shantipur in Nadia district about 60 km north of Kolkata, and is likely to enter Bangaldesh around Saturday noon.

The cyclone made landfall in Odisha on Friday morning.