According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the landfall of Cyclone Emphon, which took place in the Bay of Bengal, is expected to start at 4 pm. During this time the wind speed can range from 155-165 to 185. Strong winds and heavy rains have started in many districts of West Bengal. According to the news agency IANS, heavy rains have started in areas such as Namkhana, Fraserganj, Sagar Island and Kakdwip in Digha and Haldia, the coastal areas of south 24-Parganas district and East Midnapore in Kolkata.

Uprooted trees 

Video of the devastation caused by the storm while crossing Digha and Hatia off the West Bengal coast …

Rains continue in odisha 

A heavy tree fell on a hut in Odisha, Jagatsinghpur due to the heavy rains and storms caused by the Amfan cyclone.

Orgy continues in South 24 Parganas 

Amfan orgy continues in Bakkhali village of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The cyclone is taking a rapid form due to heavy rains along with high wind speeds.

Amban reached Sunderban 

In a bulletin issued at 4:30 pm, IMD said that the super cyclone Amphan is crossing the West Bengal coast between Digha and Hatia near the Sunderbans. The landfall process will continue and will take two to three hours to complete.

Bengal will have a huge impact 

IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the maximum wind speed would be in South and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts which could be 155-165 to 185 km / h. This pace has started increasing with landfall. Large number of trees will be uprooted due to cyclone. Homes with raw, mud, hay and tinshed will suffer heavy damage.

There is less possibility of serious impact on Odisha 

Mohapatra, the head of the Indian Meteorological Department, IMD, told that Bhadrak and Balasore (in Odisha) will continue to have harmful effects for 2-3 hours. Thereafter, there will be no harmful effect on Odisha. The speed of the storm is expected to cause a lot of damage in Kolkata.

Millions expelled: DG NDRF 

The NDRF DG said that work is on to evacuate people from the shores. Five lakh people have been evacuated from West Bengal and 1,58,640 in Odisha. He also informed that the Odisha’s Commandants are camping in Balasore and the Commandants of Bengal are camping in Kakdwip. All teams have satellite communication systems. We have cutting edge tree cutting and pillar cutting machines. Two teams have been kept in reserve in Bengal, out of which one team is currently being deployed in Kolkata.

Our work will start after landfall: DG NDRF 

NDRF DG SN Pradhan told that the storm landfall has started. Our work will start after landfall. Teams have been deployed in Odisha and Bengal. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. 19 teams are engaged in West Bengal. 20 teams are stationed in Odisha. In view of the threat of Corona, all teams have been provided with PPE pieces.

Rain and strong winds in Balasore 

There is rain and strong winds in Chandipur in Balasore district of Odisha. The landfall process, which began at 2:30 pm, will continue for about four hours.

Landfall will continue for four hours 

The director of IMD Bhubaneswar told that the landfall starting at 2:30 pm will last for about four hours. In West Bengal, clouds are seen coming closer.

NDRF engaged in relief and rescue work 

ADRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations in West Bengal and East Midnapore amidst heavy storms and rains caused by the Amfan cyclone. Jawans removing trees that fell on the road amidst heavy storm …

Stayed 95 km from Digha at 12.30 pm

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the Amphun cyclone was centered in the south-east 95 km from Digha at 12.30 pm. The emphon super cyclone in the northwest Bay of Bengal has transformed into an extremely severe cyclone.

Woman gave birth to girl inside fire vehicle in Odisha

The woman gave birth to a girl inside a fire vehicle in Kendrapara district of Odisha during the Amphun cyclone. Deputy Fire Officer PK Das said that both mother and newborn are healthy and have been admitted to the Government Community Health Center in Mahakalpada. According to news agency PTI, Das said that the family gave information about it at eight in the morning. The team of the fire brigade immediately left for the woman’s help, but due to the broken tree due to the cyclone, there was a delay in reaching there. While carrying the woman, she started having labor pens on the way, after which she gave birth to the girl inside the fire vehicle.

41 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha and West Bengal

NDRF chief SN Pradhan said the wind speed has increased near the coastal areas of Odisha and winds are moving at a speed of around 100 kmph in Paradip. The wind is not so strong in West Bengal. Odisha has evacuated about 1.5 lakh people from Balasore and Bhadrak and West Bengal. More than 3.3 lakh people have been evacuated. He said, ‘Our focus is on the timing and possible speed of landfall. During this time, sea waves of 4 to 5 meters are expected to rise. NDRF teams are coordinating with the local administration. There are 41 teams deployed in Odisha and West Bengal.

Villagers and animals are being taken to safer places in Jogeshganj and North 24 Parganas in West Bengal in view of Cyclone Emphon.

Cyclone likely to intensify by morning of May 21

IMD Kolkata had reported that the cyclone centered 177 km southeast of Digha. It is likely to move north-northeast closer to Kolkata. The cyclone is expected to intensify till the morning of May 21.

Deployed for naval rescue operations

The Indian Navy has informed that 20 rescue teams are ready for Odisha and West Bengal in the wake of Cyclone Emphon along with Gemini boat and medical team. In addition, naval aircraft are ready for INS Dega at Naval Stations Visakhapatnam and INS Rajali at Arakkonam for relief operations.

The next 6-7 hours

Odisha Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said that the cyclone is moving at a speed of 18-19 km per hour. It is expected to hit the ground till late evening. The next 6-7 hours is quite important. The emphon has transformed from a super cyclone into an extremely severe cyclonic storm.

Kolkata Airport closed

Kolkata airport was closed till 5 am yesterday due to cyclone emphysean in Bay of Bengal. During this time, special aircraft operated in the wake of Corona virus (COVID-19) will also not operate. The airport director has given this information. Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are on standby for rescue and relief efforts.

Winds at a speed of 102 km per hour in Paradip

Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had informed that there are winds of 102 kilometers per hour in Paradip. The wind speed in Chandbali is 74 km / h. It has winds of 61 km per hour in Balasore and 41 km per hour in Puri. The Indian Meteorological Department had informed that Cyclone Amphon was 120 km from Paradip in Odisha at 10.30 am today.

Fear of heavy destruction

The coastal districts of the state are expected to receive heavy rains and sea waves of 4 to 5 meters with strong winds while reaching the coast of Bengal. The districts of East Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata in Bengal are expected to be affected. There is a possibility of heavy destruction from this. The central government has alerted the concerned states and warned of heavy destruction.

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