Cyclone Amphan may hit West Bengal very soon
Cyclone Amphan will make landfall on West Bengal coast on May 20 evening as extremely severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds up to 195 kmph, said Centre on Monday.
Seventeen teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on duty in Odisha and Bengal.
“Cyclone ‘Amphan’ will cause heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in coastal districts of West Bengal. West Bengal districts of East Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata are likely to be worst affected by cyclone,” said government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting this evening to review the preparedness, Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted. “To review the arising cyclone situation in various parts of the country, PM @narendramodi ji will chair a high level meeting with MHA & NDMA, today at 4pm (sic),” he wrote this morning.