Warning to take a macabre by evening
Cyclonic storm Amfan will take a severe form by Monday evening and this may cause heavy rains with strong winds along the coastal areas of Odisha and areas near the Ganges River in West Bengal. Yellow alert has been issued in 13 districts of Kerala.
There will be heavy rain
The Meteorological Department said that the cyclone will cause heavy rains with strong winds in coastal Odisha and West Bengal. While the Odisha government is preparing to evacuate 11 lakh people living in sensitive areas, the West Bengal government has issued an alert for the coastal districts and has sent relief teams. The Meteorological Department has issued an Orange Warning for West Bengal and said that Amfan will pass between West Bengal and Bangladesh coast between Hatia Island in Bangladesh and Digha in West Bengal as a very severe storm during afternoon or evening on May 20. . During this time winds will be at a speed of 155-165 kmph, which can catch a speed of 185 kmph anytime.
There will be a lot of damage
The Meteorological Department said that very strong winds could cause a lot of damage to the raw houses and some damage to the pucca houses. Meteorologists have said that strong winds can cause power and communications poles to bend or dislocate, disrupt railway services to some extent, and electrical wires and signal systems passing over and affecting finished crops, Farms and gardens can suffer extensive damage.
On May 3 last year, a year before Cyclone Amfan, Hurricane Phani wreaked havoc in Odisha and devastated the infrastructure of power, telecom, water and other important sectors, killing 64 people.