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Amphan intensifies into a ‘supercyclonic storm’

IndiaTimes Monday, 18 May 2020
With the cyclone Amphan over Bay of Bengal intensifying into a ‘super cyclonic storm’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed response preparedness as well as evacuation plans of disaster management authorities ahead of its landfall close to Sundarbans on Wednesday afternoon-evening. The super cyclonic storm is expected to have windspeeds of 230-240 kmph gusting to 265 kmph.
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Deputy Director-General, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Anand Sharma on June 16 stated that temperature in Delhi-NCR region and the northwest India are above normal which will continue in coming days. May be after 20th June, the temperature will fall, he added. "There may be respite around 20th June as we are expecting a low-pressure system to form in the Bay of Bengal which will strengthen the easterlies and that can bring rain," Sharma further said.

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Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of electricity and water supply as their daily lives have been badly hit due to the cyclonic storm. One of the locals said, "It is being reported in media that electricity has been restored here but we don't have electricity and water since last 6 days. We are suffering. We haven't received any help from administration." Cyclone 'Amphan' crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans on May 20.

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Asansol received heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan'. Local lives got affected due to it. Cyclone 'Amphan' crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans.

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Cyclone Amphan 110 kms away from Paradip, next 6-8 hours crucial: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner [Video]

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As cyclone Amphan is expected to hit West Bengal later today, Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena on May 20 said the super cyclonic storm is 100 kilometers away from Paradip, and the next 6-8 hours are very crucial. "Cyclone 'AMPHAN' lies 110 kms from Paradip and is moving at a speed of 18-19 kmph. An hour ago, wind speed of 102kmph was observed at Paradip. Landfall expected near Sunderbans in West Bengal by late evening today. Next 6-8 hours crucial," Jena told media persons in Bhubaneswar.

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