The cyclone Amfan that hit the Bay of Bengal has now turned into a super cyclone. What is now moving at high speed towards West Bengal and Odisha. The meteorological department estimates that reaching the boom can cause chaos. Given the cyclone threat, the Narendra Modi government has become active in the center along with the state governments. Interior Minister Amit Shah spoke to Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, and asked them to provide all possible help from the center.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had previously held a high-level meeting with the Home Office and the NDMA on Monday evening. In the meantime, preparations were made to cope with the super cyclone. Given the seriousness of the situation in West Bengal and Odisha, the Interior Minister spoke to the Secretaries General of both countries.
According to the meteorological department, this cyclone storm can move northeast of the Bay of Bengal from this afternoon to evening. It can move between West Bengal and Bangladesh and cross the parts of Sundarbans near Dig and the Hatia Islands (Bangladesh). So it is transformed into its terrible form. This puts the coastal states in danger of being damaged. The next 6 hours are very important for these states.In view of this, the meteorological department has issued an orange alarm from the east coast states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and nearby coastal areas. At the same time, the coastal areas of Odisha are on high alert.
#AmphanCyclone is likely to move northeast across the northwest Bay of Bengal this afternoon / evening, crossing the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh between the Dig and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) near Sundarbans as an extremely severe cyclone storm:
At the same time, the General Director of the Indian Weather Agency (IMD) Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that the strong cyclone storm Amfan in the Bay of Bengal in the coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha could cause great damage. He said Amfan was the second super cyclone (cyclone storm) in Odisha after the 1999 storm. The 1999 super cyclone killed more than 9,000 people.
He said that the cyclone Amfan, which spans 700 kilometers and is about 15 kilometers high, moves in the middle at a speed of 220 to 230 kilometers per hour. It is moving north quickly and is 600 km south of Paradip in Odisha, 750 km south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal and about 1000 km south-south-west of Khepura in Bangladesh.
Super Cyclonic Storm AMPHAN at 11:30 p.m. IS from May 18 near 14.9 ° North latitude and 86.5 ° East longitude above West Central Bay of Bengal, about 600 km almost south of Paradip (Odisha), 750 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal): India Meteorological Department
The Super Cyclone is expected to collide between Digha Island near Sunderbans and Hatia Island in Bangladesh on May 20. The meteorological department has issued an orange alarm for the coasts of West Bengal and Odisha that is expected to cause serious losses.
According to the Meteorological Department, it will rain from May 19 in the coastal areas of West Bengal such as southern and northern Parganas, western and eastern Medinipur, Hooghly, Howrah and Kolkata. DG Meteorological Department said the storm will have a major impact in East Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata areas in West Bengal. At the same time, the cyclone in the Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore districts in Odisha is at greater risk. It was decided to stop rail and road traffic in the coastal areas of both states by May 20.
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The government of Odisha and West Bengal has started to take the necessary steps in the face of the cyclone storm. The West Bengal and Odisha government evacuates people from coastal areas to safe places.
We have to evacuate about 50,000-60,000 people. 1000 employees of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force were deployed. CM has reviewed the situation and coordination between different departments: Odisha Chief Secretary at #AmphanCyclone
DG NDRF said that we meet all demands made by Odisha and West Bengal. NDRF teams have already been deployed in West Bengal. Apart from that, four teams were put on standby. During 13 teams were deployed in Odisha and 17 were put on standby. At the same time, teams from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard were kept on alert.