Cyclone Amphan’s Landfall Process Begins in Digah, West Bengal


The landfall for Cyclone Amphan has started at Digah in West Bengal. It is likely to continue for four hours. The severe cyclonic storm lay at 155km south-southeast of Paradip, Odisha. Also, 95 km south of Digha ,West Bengal at 3:30 pm on Wednesday.

Odisha’s North coastal districts are experiencing heavy rainfall. These include, west Mednipore, south and north 24 Parganas. Also, Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata districts of West Bengal.

Indian meteorological officials said the Cyclone observed a wind speed between 180–195 km/hr as it makes landfall.

 Also, NDRF chief SN Pradhan in a media briefing said , a total of 41 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed.

They are in West Bengal and Odisha for any emergency situation arising out of Super Cyclone Amphan. Also, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the super cyclone is gradually weakening. Its impact is unlikely to be very severe on Odisha.

According to Met, Wind speed at Dum Dum airport was at 76 km per hour, at 3:05 pm. Also, The Met department warned that The system is likely to move north-northeastwards after landfall. And pass close to Kolkata in its eastern side causing extensive damage and flooding of low-lying areas of the city.

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