The Amfan cyclone in the Bay of Bengal moving northwest at a speed of 3 kmph will turn into a strong storm in the next 12 hours. | The Amfan cyclone in the Bay of Bengal moving northwest at a speed of 3 kmph will turn into a strong storm in the next 12 hours.

  • The storm may cross Sagar Island in Bengal and Hatia Island in Bangladesh between noon and evening on 20 May.
  • Government of Odisha requested Center not to run special labor trains for three days from May 18

Dainik Bhaskar

May 17, 2020, 05:53 PM IST

Bhubaneswar Cyclone Amphon in the Bay of Bengal between Corona can increase the odds of Odisha and West Bengal. According to GK Das, the regional director of the Indian Meteorological Department, Kolkata, it is moving towards the northwest at a speed of 3 km per hour. In the next 12 hours, it will turn into a strong storm. The storm may cross Sagar Island in Bengal and Hatia Island in Bangladesh between noon and evening on 20 May. Winds can be up to 185 km / h during a cyclone.
The impact of the cyclone is expected to cause strong winds and heavy rains in many coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal. The center of this storm is 980 km from Paradip in Odisha. 1,30 km from Digha in South West Bengal. 1,250 km from Khepupara in southwest and Bangladesh. Is in the southwest.

Where will the impact of the storm
The storm may cause heavy rains in 24 North and South Parganas of West Bengal, Kolkata, East and West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly. On the other hand, light to moderate rains are forecast with lightning in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhradak, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts in Odisha. Coastal areas of the state may receive heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. In view of the cyclone, the Odisha government has requested the Center not to run special labor trains for three days from May 18.
NDRF deployed 21-member team
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed a 21-member team to Pardeep. This team is also making people aware in the coastal and slum areas here. The team members arrived with cutters, boat chains and all the items needed for relief and rescue operations. Apart from Paradip, the District Magistrate informed the team about the current situation. The NDRF has said that the central and state governments guidelines will be followed to protect against the storm.

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