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Strong winds, high tides at Chandipur beach as Odisha braces for Cyclone Amphan

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Strong winds, high tides at Chandipur beach as Odisha braces for Cyclone Amphan

Strong winds, high tides at Chandipur beach as Odisha braces for Cyclone Amphan

As cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall today, strong winds and high tides at Chandipur beach in Odisha's Balasore.

Cyclone Amphan will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans during afternoon to evening hours of 20th May, said Indian Meteorological Department.


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Balasore Balasore City in Odisha, India

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