Cyclone Amphan will intensify into a ‘super cyclone’ by Monday evening and will hit Bengal and Bangladesh coast by Wednesday, Metrological Department has warned.
After the warning was issued, states, including Bengal and Odisha, have begun preparation to escort people from the coast to safety. PM Narendra Modi today will also conduct a review meeting to check the preparedness.
As of now, seventeen teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on duty in Odisha and Bengal. Seven teams have been deployed in six districts of Bengal and 10 teams are on duty in Odisha.
The cyclone is currently over west-central and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal a Home Ministry official said. It is likely to move north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh), he added.
Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, accompanied by high speed winds and tidal waves are expected in the region.