A tree falls on power lines during strong winds due to Cyclone Amphan at/Kakdwip near Sunderbans area in South
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Extreme cyclonic storm Amphan on Wednesday cut a wrap through
North Odisha before bearing down on West Bengal
Odissa was spared the worst of Amphan .The Sunderban region districts felt the full impact of winds gusting at 155-165kmph along with torrential rain after Amphan made landfall near Sagar Island around 2.30pm and entered Kolkata, about a 100km north , around 5pm.
CM Mamata Banerjee said there were reports of “at least 10-12 deaths” and “untold destruction”, adding that it would take a few days to test/evaluate the extent of the damage and destruction.
One of the deaths was reported in Howrah’s Shalimar The cyclone also destroyed to the ground many buildings in the south Bengal.
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Networks went broken while many Kolkata neighbourhoods were without power till late in the night Short-circuit-fires were reported across the city.
NoDeathwas reported in Odisha, which along with Bengal had carried out a huge evacuation exercise over three days after receiving the IMD's cyclone alert.
Over 5 lakh people in Bengal and 1.58 lakh in Odisha were moved to safer places before Amphan struck.
Mamata appealed to the Centre :-To view the terrible event in a “kind way” and not politically, saying South and North 24-Paraganas had been “destroyed”.
Howrah has been mostly affected -12 killed as cyclone Amphan batters Bengal at 165kmph
12 killed as cyclon Aamphan batters west bengal at 165kmph – /The damage and the death toll would have been much worse had we not evacuated more than 5 lakh people at a day’s advance warning.
Comparing Amphan with cyclone Aila in 2009, Mamata said from the control room at Nabanna, "Amphan was 110 if Aila was 10."
From Gk Das ( WB Director) :-
Centre director GK Das called Amphan the “strongest cyclone to hit Kolkata this century and stronger than Aila in terms of wind speed”
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Those living in highrises said they had never experienced anything like this.”On the 40th floor it felt as if we were being shaken by the collar.
"Comparison of the forecasted and actual track of the cyclone Amphan update shows the forecast has turned out to be , pointing to/showing that the of rainfall, wind and tidal wave has also been correct.\
This has increased the confidence of disaster management people in charge,” Union minister Harsh Vardhan said.