The Met department has warned that Cyclonic storm Komen, which hit the Bangladesh coast on Thursday, will bring heavy rain in West Bengal and Odisha.
The news comes as rain and floods have stalled life across India.
Though the flood situation in Odisha improved on Thursday, the Subarnarekha was flowing above the danger level.
People stranded in Gujarat’s Patan village. Floods have struck causing havoc across India
Villagers in West Bengal’s West Midnapore wade through water. Winds reaching up to 70 kmph are expected to hit West Bengal and north Odisha coasts during the next 48 hours
The Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force personnel recovered bodies of two persons who were swept away.
Floods have affected 2.4 lakh people in 282 villages.
In Rajasthan, NDRF teams were pressed into service after a boy was washed away in Sirohi district as the downpour continued for the fourth consecutive day.
The Narmada canal was breached at some points, causing flood-like conditions in 10 villages of Sanchore.
Thousands of tourists stranded in Mount Abu were moved out. Due to heavy rains in the catchment area and inflow of water from rivers in Madhya Pradesh, the water level of Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river reached 121.92 metres.
Cyclone Komen will result in heavy to very heavy rain in Odisha, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Tripura and south Assam on Friday and Saturday, as winds reaching up to 70 kmph hit the West Bengal and north Odisha coasts during the next 48 hours.