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Updates: Odisha reports 3 deaths due to cyclone Amphan

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan said that more than 6.58 lakh people have been evacuated in the states of West Bengal and Odisha.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 20, 2020 23:36 IST
Updates: Odisha reports 3 deaths due to cyclone Amphan

Supercyclone Amphan has taken at least 10-12 lives in West Bengal and at least another three in Odisha. Several parts of Odisha, West Bengal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan said that more than 6.58 lakh people have been evacuated in the states of West Bengal and Odisha. On the other hand, Bangladesh has moved over 2 million people to shelters. At around 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Cyclone Amphan made landfall with sustained wind speeds of 155-165 kmph spiralling up to 185 kmph and weakening to 130 kmph when it reached West Bengal capital Kolkata, uprooting trees and traffic signals and blocking arterial roads.

11:20 PM IST

Odisha reports 3 deaths due to cyclone Amphan

Odisha reported 3 deaths during cyclone. A woman of Bhogarai block in Balasore district died after an electric pole fell on her. The woman had stepped outside for some work when the pole uprooted due to the winds.

10:36 PM IST

At least 10-12 persons killed in Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told televsion reporters that at least 10-12 persons have been killed in Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal. She also said that two districts - South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas - have been "totally devastated".

"There are 5 lakh persons in relief centers. Several areas are totally cut off and cannot be reached yet. We have no information yet - it will take at least 3-4 days to assess the damage," Banerjee said.

10:28 PM IST

20 NDRF teams are deployed in the coastal areas of Odisha

NDRF has deployed its 39 self-contained rescue and relief teams in coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha in view of Cyclonic storm Amphan. As many as 20 NDRF teams are deployed in the coastal areas of Odisha: Public Relations, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

10:28 PM IST

19 NDRF teams deployed in coastal areas of West Bengal

19 NDRF teams have been deployed in coastal areas of West Bengal. NDRF teams assisted the local administration in the safe evacuation of more than 5 lakh people to safer places, till now: Public Relations, National Disaster Response Force

10:24 PM IST

Rooftop of a school in Howrah was blown away by strong winds

West Bengal: Rooftop of a school in Howrah was blown away by strong winds earlier today

09:43 PM IST

Power cuts reported in some areas of Kolkata following heavy rain and strong winds

Power cuts reported in some areas of Kolkata following heavy rain and strong winds due to Amphan

09:37 PM IST

Cyclone will move north-northeasterly, gradually weaken and then become a depression tomorrow: IMD Bhubaneswar

Now system will move north-northeasterly, gradually weaken and then become a depression tomorrow: HR Biswas, Director of IMD Bhubaneswar

09:05 PM IST

5500 houses damaged, 2 persons dead and 2 severely injured in North 24 Parganas

5500 houses damaged, 2 persons dead and 2 severely injured in North 24 Parganas, as per 7 pm report by Bibek Vasme, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Basirhat

08:21 PM IST

West Bengal: NDRF removes electricity wires and uprooted trees

West Bengal: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel clear electricity wires and uprooted trees off the road between Digha in East Midnapore district and Odisha border, after cyclone Amphan made landfall earlier today.

07:13 PM IST

West Bengal: Rainfall and heavy winds in North 24 Parganas

West Bengal: Rainfall and heavy winds in North 24 Parganas as Cyclone Amphan made landfall

06:21 PM IST

Cyclone Amphan claims two lives in West Bengal: Officials

Cyclone Amphan claims two lives in West Bengal: Officials, reports PTI.

05:41 PM IST

Wind warnings for Odisha

DG, India Met Department presents the wind warnings for Odisha, stronger wind in north coastal districts, as forecasted.

05:26 PM IST

Super Cyclone Amphan is crossing West Bengal Coast between Digha and Hatiya close to Sunderban

Super Cyclone Amphan is crossing West Bengal Coast between Digha and Hatiya close to Sunderban. The forward sector of wall clouds has entered into the land. Landfall process will continue and take 2-3 hours to complete: IMD in a bulletin issued at 4:30 pm

04:56 PM IST

Wind speed in Kolkata and adjoining districts to be at 110-120 kmph

India Meteorological Department chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the wind speed of Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata and adjoining districts likely to be 110-120 kmph with damage, reports PTI.

04:48 PM IST

Forecast of Cyclone Amphan accurate, says IMD Chief

India Meteorological Department chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the forecast of the severe cyclonic storm has been accurate so far.

First published: May 20, 2020 10:22 IST

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