Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for REMAL-24
in Bangladesh, India, Bhutan

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone REMAL-24 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1001064
Name REMAL-24
Glide number: TC-2024-000083-BGD
From - To 25 May - 26 May
Exposed countries Bangladesh, India, Bhutan
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 102 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 2.2 m (26 May 21:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Bangladesh)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 102 km/h 2.2 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 112 km/h n.a. 818 mm 0.5
GFS n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
ECMWF 104 km/h 2.6 m 667 mm 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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REMAL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationMon, 27 May 2024 10:02

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
India, Bangladesh - Tropical storm REMAL (ECHO 27 May 2024)Mon, 27 May 2024 10:44

  • A tropical storm named REMAL formed over the northern Bay of Bengal on 25 May. It made landfall over the border area between India, West Bengal state and Bangladesh, Khulna division on 26 May around 18.00 UTC. Tidal surges as high as 12 feet, heavy rainfall, and wind speeds of up to 120 km/h have led to inundation of many southwestern coastal areas of Bangladesh.
  • In Bangladesh, over 800,000 people have been evacuated to safer areas in 16 coastal districts ahead of the cyclone in 9,000 shelters. Tens of thousands of volunteers had been mobilized by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) to quicken the evacuation efforts and relief has already been transported to remote areas.
  • 10,599 houses are so far reported fully destroyed, while 18,605 are reported partially destroyed, and 9 people are reported dead. Millions are without power.
  • Over the next 48 hours, very heavy rainfall and strong winds are expected over West Bengal and most of Bangladesh.
India, Bangladesh - Tropical storm REMAL, update (ECHO 29 May 2024)Wed, 29 May 2024 09:42

  • The passage of the tropical storm REMAL between eastern and north-eastern India and Bangladesh on 26-28 May has left very heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surges associated. These events have caused floods, landslides and several severe weather-related incidents - mainly due to the strong wind - that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • Media report, as of 29 May, a total of 54 fatalities, of which 44 in India and 10 across Bangladesh. In India, 27 fatalities and seven missing people were reported across the Mizoram state, seven fatalities in West Bengal, four fatalities and 18 injured people in Assam, four fatalities in Nagaland and two fatalities and four injured people in Meghalaya. More than 37,000 damaged houses were reported across the affected states.
  • In Bangladesh, around 807,000 people have been evacuated in nearly 9,500 shelters and around 70,285 houses have been completely destroyed, 107,176 of which partially damaged.
  • Over the next 24 hours, very heavy rainfall and strong winds are still forecasted over most of Bangladesh and north-eastern India.
Bangladesh, India - Tropical Cyclone REMAL, update (ECHO 30 May 2024)Thu, 30 May 2024 10:26

  • The humanitarian impact is increasing after the passage of tropical storm REMAL which made landfall near the Bangladesh-India border and crossed north-eastern India on 26-28 May. 
  • According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as of 29 May, in Bangladesh 16 people died, 807,023 people have been evacuated to 9,424 evacuation centres and almost 3.5 million people have been affected.
  • In addition, 40,246 houses were completely damaged, and 131,678 others were partially damaged. The rain and high tides damaged some embankments and flooded coastal areas in the Sundarbans. Rain brought by the cyclone, flooded roads also in the capital Dhaka. 
  • In India, media report at least 37 fatalities, most of them in Mizoram State, dozens missing people, and hundreds of evacuated. The worst affected states are Mizoram, West Bengal, Assam, and Meghalaya.
  • On 30-31 May, moderate to very heavy rainfall is forecast over north-eastern Bangladesh and north-eastern India, mostly in Assam and Meghalaya where red warnings for heavy rain are in effect on 30 May.
India, Bangladesh - Tropical Cyclone REMAL, update (ECHO 31 May 2024)Fri, 31 May 2024 09:48

  • Tropical storm REMAL struck northeastern India and Bangladesh from May 26-28, causing severe flooding and landslides.
  • In India's northeast, 39 people were reported dead, with the highest fatalities in Mizoram. Dozens remain missing, over 500 were injured, and significant displacement has occurred, with nearly 21,000 affected and 175 homes damaged across Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Tripura. In Manipur, the storm impacted around 188,143 people and damaged over 24,000 houses. West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district saw 1.9 million people affected, thousands of homes damaged, and over 150,000 people evacuated to relief camps. Further assessments are pending.
  • In Bangladesh, the cyclone's aftermath left 16 dead and affected 3.75 million people, according to Save the Children. Approximately 150,000 homes were hit, affecting 639,000 people, including many children. The region is bracing for more moderate to heavy rainfall, with red warnings for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in Assam and Meghalaya on 31 May.
REMAL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationMon, 03 Jun 2024 10:08

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
REMAL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 04 Jun 2024 12:24

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
REMAL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 05 Jun 2024 14:27

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
REMAL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationFri, 07 Jun 2024 14:36

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
REMAL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 11 Jun 2024 13:35

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
REMAL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 12 Jun 2024 14:16

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
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Articles: 962 | About casualties: 194 | Last hour: 10

India News | Assam Flood Situation Grim, over 42,000 People Affected2024-05-30T17:39+0200.

Guwahati, May 30 (PTI) The flood situation in Assam's eight districts remained grim with the water level of major rivers rising and inundating vast tracts of land on Thursday, following incessant rainfall in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal,
Assam Floods: Devastation in Eight Districts as Rivers Swell Post-Cycl ... 2024-05-30T17:38+0200.

The flood situation in Assam has worsened, affecting over 42,000 people across eight districts. Major rivers are flowing above the danger level, causing widespread inundation and damage. The relentless rainfall and thunderstorms have disrup
Cyclone Remal triggers floods in Manipur; kills 32024-05-30T17:31+0200.

Manipur has experienced a cyclone-triggered flood, resulting in three deaths and thousands of people affected. Floods have affected eight districts, with major rivers flowing above danger levels. The National Disaster Response Force, State
MIL-OSI New Zealand: Bangladesh: More than 270,000 children homeless a ... 2024-05-30T17:30+0200.

Source: Save The Children. DHAKA, 30 May, 2024 : More than 270,000 children in Bangladesh have lost their homes or are living in damaged houses after a severe cyclone ripped off roofs, swamped villages and cut power to millions of people, s

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