He said that according to the meteorological report, cyclone ‘Amfan’ is turning into a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal and it could become a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. Pradhan said, “Its path is mostly towards West Bengal, Sagar Islands and possibly Bangladesh, but we have to keep a close watch on its path.” The NDRF has already deployed teams. Either they have been deployed or they are on their way to destinations. “
He said that seven teams of the force have been deployed in West Bengal. These teams are deployed in six districts of the state – South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly. Ten teams have been deployed in seven districts of Odisha – Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj. A team of NDRF consists of about 45 personnel.
The Union Home Ministry said on Sunday that Cyclone ‘Amfan’ (pronounced as Um-Pun) is hovering over and around the southeast Bay of Bengal and has been moving at a speed of six kilometers per hour for the last six hours. Is moving towards north-northwest direction. Due to the cyclone, strong winds can come in the area with fierce and extremely severe rain and high waves can rise in the sea.