Cyclone Amphan, Weather Forecast Today ,Updates: PM Modi reviews preparedness
The Odisha government is considering evacuation of 11 lakh people in the vulnerable areas. The MET department has been issued an 'orange warning' for West Bengal.
Cyclone Amphan turned into a “super cyclonic” on Monday and is likely hit the south of West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday, the Home Ministry has said. The storm turned ‘extremely severe’ over the Bay of Bengal at 2.30 am today, the Indian Meterological Department had earlier said. Prime Minister has held a high-level meeting and reviewed the response preparedness and evacuation plan presented by NDRF,
Officers sayid that It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and move fast to north-west Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Digha and Hatiya Islands during 09:00-12:00 pm of 20th May, 2020, as a very severe super cyclonic storm,” the latest updates released by the weather body read.”
The Odisha government has started evacuation process of 11 lakh people in the vulnerable areas. The coastal areas of the state are experience light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places from Monday evening. The MET department has anounced an orange alert for West Bengal. As many as 17-18 teams of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the two states.
Cyclone Amphan Updates from West Bengal, Odisha
The cyclone has killed at least 72 persons and ravaged Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal. It has destroyed thousands of homes and swamped low-lying areas of the state. So far, 72 deaths have been reported due to super Cyclone Amphan. I would request Prime Minister to come and visit Cyclone Amphan-affected areas, West Bengal CM said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making aerial survey of damage caused in Odisha, Bengal tomorrow.
News agency PTI reported that a man and a woman were killed
when trees came crashing down on them in North 24 Pargana area. A 13-year-old girl died in this in adjoining Howrah. Almost three persons were killed in Hooghly and North 24 Paraganas districts due to the electrocution. Officials said that a woman and her 7-year-old son were killed in the Regent park of Kolkata after a tree fell on them in the storm. A person was killed in Kolkata after being hit by a flying object during the storm.
· Super Cyclone Amphan has left several people injured and dead, trees have been uprooted from ground and houses destroyed by nature's fury.
· West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has requested the Centre to declare it a national disaster and pegs the losses and damage at Rs 1 lakh crore
PM Narendra Modi is on a tour of West Bengal and
Odisha to carry out aerial survey of the destruction
Super cyclone Amphan has left Kolkata devastated,disaster-management steps taken by the administration before the cyclone hit the coastal city. Cyclone Amphan - the worst in almost 283 years - has killed 72 people.
The cyclone swept through several parts of the state of West Bengal, including Kolkata,on Wednesday.
What is seen in the aftermath is a trail of destruction.
Shelters catering to COVID-19 quarantined patients too were
flooded at numerous places. Thousands of homes damaged, and
trees and electric poles were uprooted. WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked the Prime Minister to visit the state and inspect the damage, which she said was to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore. Banerjee has requested the Centre to treat cyclone Amphan as a national disaster
PM Modi who had last stepped out of Delhi to visit Chitrakoot in February, and had stayed in Delhi for 83 days till now due to coronavirus-related lockdown in place, has finally stepped out of the national capital and travelled out to West Bengal and Odisha to inspect the damage left in the wake of Cyclone Amphan.
Problems in kolkata:
people of Kolkata staged protests on Friday, demanding an
immediate solutation of electric power and water supply,
After some days Cyclone Amphan' ravaged West Bengal, snapping cables, uprooting trees and leaving behind a trail of destruction.
Mayor of Kolkata, gave assurances that normalcy would be
restored with in a week, as government officials were working round the clock to improve the situation.
Attacking the TMC government, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
president Dilip Ghosh said the protests were proof that the ruling dispensation has failed to live up to people's expectations.
At Behala area in south Kolkata, agitators took to the streets and
shouted slogans against the government, claiming that residents had been reeling under power and water crisis for over 48 hours, with no respite in sight.
"We have been living without mobile CONNECTION ,electricity connectivity and
proper drinking water for the last 48 hours. Is this a joke? We can do without mobile connectivity, but what about electricity and clean drinking water? We are asking for basic facilities," said Amit Dutta, a resident of Behala.
Similar protests were also reported from other parts of the state capital.
Pooja Saha, a techie who lives in central Kolkata, said that he had called the Kolkata Municipal Corporation helpline number at least 50 times but got no response from their side.
"It's stinking everywhere! I have called the KMC helpline more than 50 times, but received no response. If the clogged drains are not cleared anytime soon, people in the locality might fall ill," Pooja Saha said.