Even after taking all the precautions in good time – Amphan left no stone unturned to bring the entire state of Bengal on halt.
The extremely severe stormy cyclone Amphan made the landfall in West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon and kept thrashing the state for around 6 hours. The region faced wind speed of up to 185 km/h alongside extreme rainfall.
On Wednesday night, when the cyclone departed – the impact was devastating – it left everything destroyed. Cities, towns, & villages including the state capital Kolkata immersed in water; the electricity was out, mobile towers got affected, which ceased networking communication, and the saddest part is – it killed around 12 people, including a 13 years old girl child.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that she had never seen such devastation before. She also added that an entire district has wiped out, and the situation is worse than that of the loss of coronavirus.
The government has urged people to remain indoors until the announcement of an all-clear message. The relief work is in progress. The teams are actively working round the clock to bring the situation back to normal.
The government is now working on figuring out the total loss of property and life, which is not exactly known at this point in time.