Cyclone Ampan threatens to hit Bengal from Orissa

The cyclone may enter the land on May 20. As a result, heavy rains are likely in the districts of South Bengal from Tuesday.

Hurricane Amphan is coming with more strength. According to the Alipore Meteorological Department, a cyclone is likely to hit the Gangetic West Bengal next Wednesday. Heavy rains will hit seven districts of South Bengal, including Kolkata, from Tuesday. Alipore Meteorological Department chief Ganesh Kumar Das said, “Ampan turned into a cyclone in the south-east Bay of Bengal on Saturday. From there it moves towards Orissa and West Bengal. The cyclone may enter the land on May 20. As a result, heavy rains are likely in the districts of South Bengal from Tuesday. ”
 
According to the Meteorological Department, there could be a storm at a speed of 60-65 km per hour in the coastal areas on Tuesday. The speed of the storm is expected to increase further on Wednesday, with a speed of 95 kilometers per hour on Wednesday. The storm may hit near Digha, Mandarmoni in West Bengal. However, according to meteorologists, the cyclone is likely to hit West Bengal at 80 per cent and Orissa at 30 per cent. The state government has started preparations to deal with the disaster after receiving the warning.

Fishermen are forbidden to go to sea. The Union Cabinet Secretary also discussed in a video conference with Orissa and West Bengal about the preparations for the cyclone. State Home Secretary Alapana Banerjee said, “Disaster response centers and cyclone shelters are being kept ready for the disaster. Fishing at sea has been banned. ” State Chief Secretary Rajiv Sinha also held a meeting with the Disaster Management Department.

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