Super Cyclone Amphan News Update:-
Today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has unfortunately declared the first
cyclone of 2020 Amphan as a Super Cyclone observing the evolvement in its nature. The
same is expected to hit the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on Wednesday, May 20.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a meeting today at 4 p.m. with the Ministry of
Home Affairs (MHA) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to outlook
the readiness to tackle the extremely severe cyclonic storm.
Also, the warnings of heavy rains and high-velocity winds have been issued to these states
Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Meghalaya by the central government, and people are
advised to not go near the sea till Thursday, May 21.
Amphan like cyclone last occurred in 1999 in Odisha, which was the most powerful reported
cyclone in Indian history.
Safety measures have already begun, and the governments of the aforementioned states
started shifting citizens to safe places from susceptible ones. Also, 25 National Disaster
Response Force (NDRF) teams have already been sent to the likely hit areas.
Amphan is currently in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the east coast parts of our
country, i.e., Odisha and Bengal.
Let’s hope that Amphan doesn’t do any harm and passes quietly.