Cyclone Amphon in the Bay of Bengal amidst epidemic crisis can increase the odds of Odisha and West Bengal. According to Indian Meteorological Department Kolkata Regional Director GK Das, Amfan is moving towards the northwest at a speed of 3 kmph. In 12 hours it will turn into a strong storm. The storm may cross Sagar Island in Bengal and Hatia Island in Bangladesh between noon and evening on 20 May. Strong winds and heavy rains are expected in the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal due to the impact of the cyclone.
Strong winds will blow
The epicenter of the storm is 980 km from Paradip in Odisha. 1,30 km from Digha in South West Bengal. 1,250 km south-west and from Khepupara in Bangladesh. Is in the southwest. Due to this effect, winds in the southern part of the Bay of Bengal can reach 150 kmph on Monday morning, 190 kmph in the central part.
Where can there be an effect of Amfan?
The storm may cause heavy rains in 24 North and South Parganas of West Bengal, Kolkata, East and West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly. Odisha may witness thunderstorms with low intensity in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhradak, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts. Coastal areas of the state may receive heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Odisha government has requested the Center not to run special labor trains for three days from May 18.
17 teams of NDRF deployed in two states
The NDRF has deployed 10 teams in West Bengal and 7 in Odisha. NDRF Director General SN Pradhan told – 10 teams have been sent to 7 districts in Odisha. 7 teams have been sent to 6 districts of Bengal. 10 teams are placed on standby. We are monitoring the situation. A team with 21 members has also been deployed to Paradip. The team members arrived with cutters, boat chains and all the items needed for relief and rescue operations.