Let us tell you that Cyclone ‘Amfan’ took a very formidable form today and due to this, now the coastal areas of Odisha can receive heavy rains along with strong winds. After this warning, the state government has started preparing to evacuate 11 lakh people from these areas.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that ‘Amfan’, which has turned into a very severe cyclonic storm, is moving at a speed of 13 kilometers per hour over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal and west-central parts and it will increase in the next 12 hours. And might become powerful and take a gigantic form.
The department said that very strong winds could cause a lot of damage to the raw houses and some damage to the ‘pucca’ houses. It said that strong winds could cause power and communications poles to bend or dislocate, disrupt railway services to some extent, and power cables and signal systems passing over and affect finished crops, farms and gardens. Can cause massive damage.
HR Biswas, director of the Meteorological Center at Bhubaneswar, said that the Amfan center is 790 km south of Paradip in Odisha, 940 km south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal and 1060 km south-southwest from Khepupara in Bangladesh.
He said that it would probably move towards north-northeast direction near the Bay of Northwest Bengal and during the afternoon or evening on 20 May as a very severe storm, between Hatia Island in Bangladesh and Digha in West Bengal between West Bengal and Bangladesh Coast Will pass through During this time winds will be at a speed of 155-165 kmph, which can catch a speed of 185 kmph anytime.
Director General of the India Meteorological Department, Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that the northern parts of Odisha are expected to be the worst affected due to the cyclone. He said that coastal districts like Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore could receive heavy rains with strong winds, especially on May 19 and 20.