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Cyclone Amphan: Heavy rains and thunderstorms in Odisha and Bengal

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan told reporters on Monday that Cyclone Amphan will take a terrible form when it hits West Bengal on Wednesday.  He said that facing this natural disaster during …



National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan told reporters on Monday that Cyclone Amphan will take a terrible form when it hits West Bengal on Wednesday.  He said that facing this natural disaster during the coronavirus epidemic is a double challenge.  Pradhan said that this storm hit the coast in West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon.  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that in view of the storm, she would not ask the Railways to run labor special trains till Thursday.  This storm can cross Digha in West Bengal and Hatia in Bangladesh on Wednesday.

 The severe cyclonic storm 'Amfan' is expected to hit the coast between Digha in West Bengal and Hatia Island in Bangladesh on 20 May and in view of this serious development, the NDRF aimed to prevent loss / damage to life and force of 53.  Teams are deployed.
 Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) S.N.  While giving the above information at a press conference on Monday, the NDRF is not taking 'Amfan' lightly as this is the second time that India is facing a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal.
 Director General of India Meteorological Department M. Mahapatra was also present in the press conference.  Pradhan said that this is a very "significant development" as it is the second storm in that category after the severe cyclonic storm off the Odisha coast in 1999.  He said that cyclonic storm 'Amfan' is expected to hit the coast between Digha in West Bengal and Hatia island of Bangladesh on 20 May.
 The NDRF chief said that this storm could also hit the coast between Sagardwip and Kakdwip.  Significantly, these are both populated areas.  He said that the wind speed is estimated to be 195 to 200 km per hour while hitting the coast of Amfan and it will affect the populated area.
 According to IMD's forecast, Pradhan said that there could be serious damage to the raw houses, mud roofs of houses, coconut trees, telephones and electric poles.  He said that there is also a possibility of loss of life and property, so our preparation should be in accordance with that and state governments have also been told the same.

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