Cyclone Ampahn, also quoted as one of the worst that West Bengal has experienced in years, killed 12 people in Bengal on May 20 and left enormous destruction behind. With wind speeds of over 185 KM/hr, the cyclone destroyed 1000s of homes, uprooted trees, upturned the cars and battered at least two districts.
Heavy to very heavy rains still continue to pour in West Bengal due to the impact of the cyclone. The IMD has altered people about the same. You will know how deadly the storm was once you see these photos and videos. Have a look:
“I am sitting in the war room. My office in Nabanna is shaking. I am tackling a difficult situation on a war footing. The storm is likely to continue till midnight,” Ms Banerjee said in a statement on Wednesday night.
Amphan lay about 270 km north-northeast of Kolkata as of 5:30 am today, the weather department said. It is very likely to continue to move in that direction and weaken further.