Highlights: Bandhan Bank services impacted in some areas of West Bengal, Odisha
NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that around 5 lakh people have been evacuated from West Bengal and 2,37,296 have been evacuated from Odisha.
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Cyclone Amphan, one of the strongest cyclonic storms in decades, caused havoc in the states of West Bengal and Odisha . Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to West Bengal on Friday to conduct an aerial survey of the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that 72 people have died so far. The Bengal government has announced a compensation of ₹2 lakh to the families of the deceased. Odisha reported two deaths and NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that situation in the state is under control. NDRF Chief SN Pradhan also said that around 5 lakh people have been evacuated from West Bengal and 2,37,296 have been evacuated from Odisha.
Here are the latest updates on Cyclone Amphan
Bandhan Bank services impacted in some areas of West Bengal, Odisha due to cyclone Amphan
Kolkata-headquartered Bandhan Bank on Thursday said its services have been impacted in some areas of West Bengal and Odisha due to Amphan and the cyclone is likely to impact business worth ₹260 crore.
PM Modi will take part in review meetings where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed: PMO
Tomorrow, PM Narendra Modi will travel to West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed: PMO
PM Modi to undertake aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas on Friday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to undertake aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas on Friday: Government Spokesperson
50-60 Kmph wind expected in Bangladesh, Meghalaya for next 3 hours: IMD
India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director-General Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Thursday said the wind having the speed of 50-60 Kmph is expected in Bangladesh and Meghalaya for the next three hours.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took an aerial survey of districts affected by cyclone Amphan
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took an aerial survey of districts affected by the cyclone Amphan in the state.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a meeting to review post-cyclone scenario in Odisha
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today held a meeting with Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy through video conference, to review the immediate post-cyclone scenario in the state.
Assam, Meghalaya to receive rainfall today, says IMD Chief
India Meteorological Department Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the states of Assam and Meghalaya will experience rainfall with wind speeds gusting to 50 kmph.
Latest technology was used to monitor cyclone movement, says IMD Chief
India Meteorological Department Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the latest technology was used to monitor Cyclone Amphan. He also said that developed numerical weather prediction models were used for conducting a successful forecast of the cyclonic storm.
Around 5 lakh evacuated from West Bengal, says NDRF
NDRF Chief SN Pradhan also mentioned that around 5 lakh people have been evacuated from the state of West Bengal. A total 2,37,296 people have been evacuated from the state of Odisha.
4 additional teams being airlifted to Kolkata: NDRF Chief
NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that 4 more additional teams have been deployed in Kolkata. 2 teams are from Rajali Airbase in Chennai and the other 2 teams are from Pune.
Situation in Odisha under control, says NDRF
NDRF Chief SN Pradhan said that the situation in the state of Odisha amid the impact of Cyclone Amphan has been under control. He also mentioned that all 20 teams of the specialised force deployed in the state are engaged in restoration work.
Request PM Modi to visit cyclone affected areas: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the areas affected by Cyclone Amphan, reports PTI.
72 people died in West Bengal due to Cyclone Amphan: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that a total of 72 people have lost their lives due to Cyclone Amphan, reports ANI.
Bengal govt announces ₹2 lakh compensation for the deceased
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the state government has announced a compensation of ₹2 lakhs to the families of those killed in Cyclone Amphan, reports PTI.
Cyclone Amphan weakens into deep depression, centred over Bangladesh
The India Meteorological Department said that at 11.30 this morning, Cyclone Amphan further weakened into a deep depression and centred itself over Bangladesh. The IMD further stated that the cyclonic storm will continue to move towards the north-northeastwards direction.
#CycloneAmphanUpdate— NDMA India (@ndmaindia) May 21, 2020
As of 1130 hours IST today, 21st May 2020, Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) lay as a Deep Depression over #Bangladesh.#CycloneAmphan
Source :: @IMDWeather pic.twitter.com/JqMJGpuFBh
First published: May 21, 2020 07:16 IST