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CYCLONE AMPHAN HIGHLIGHTS: IMPACT WORSE THAN CORONAVIRUS: MAMATA BANERJEE ON CYCLONE AMPHAN

Super Cyclone Amphan: Forty committees of the NDRF have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha to deal with any emergency situation
The effect of Cyclone Amphan on West Bengal has been terrible than the coronavirus epidemic, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said after the incredibly drastic cyclonic storm pounded Bengal, assassinating the people, harming buildings and uprooting trees. Destructions due to Amphan, she said, could be worth Rs 1 lakh crore.
Ms. Banerjee, dealing with a press conference in Kolkata, said three people have died, but that quantity may rise to 10 or 12. She said the North and South 24 Parganas districts were the terrible hit and that Bengal “will give birth to re-build everything”.
Kolkata and convenient regions are glimpsing winds of over 100 kmph and harming rain after Cyclone Amphan, one of the terrible storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, brought landfall in West Bengal towards Sunderbans, a marshy area well-known for its mangroves.
Three people have died and various buildings in Kolkata were harmed
The gaze of the cyclone, 30 km in diameter, has touched land, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said. Over five lakh people have been seized to sanctuaries in West Bengal and about one lakh in Odisha, the National Disaster Response Force (NRDF) chief said today in a press briefing
The hurricane had undermined from a super cyclone to an incredibly severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday and accelerated strong winds and rain in portions of Odisha and Bengal. This is the second pre-monsoon cyclone to slam India in two years and has been foreseen as one of the terrible storm over the Bay of Bengal in decades
It has hit Bengal at a moment when constraints are in place due to coronavirus. On Tuesday, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) chief SN Pradhan warned correspondents they face the “double challenge” of the coronavirus pandemic and a natural disaster.
Forty teams of the NDRF have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha to deal with any disaster situation. Pradhan said, putting in that Amphan is “a second disaster arriving amid COVID-19 pandemic” and it needs continual monitoring.

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