Ampha cyclone worse than COVID

West Bengal faced Wednesday evening winds speed of 130kmph. Later it turned into heavy rains which led to waterlogging in the state. Due to Cyclone Amphan nearly12 people have lost their lives reported by Mamta Banarjee in a video meeting. Cyclone affected many districts including the capital Kolkata. CM said in the session that cyclone has hit the state on an unexpected scale, she requested to Prime Minister for help.

She added that the communication system has been lost and the exact number is lost as information is not reaching the secretariat. The situation in the East has been destroyed in a manner that loss here is more than the country facing because of COVID-19. The city last time faced drastic cyclone ‘bulbul’, in the year 2019.


Super cyclone has hit 99% of South Parganas, around 1000 of tress got uprooted. There are areas where the administration has not reached yet. Mamta Banarjee requested people to not leave camps and shelters.

Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh said, “We have all our units working. There are at least 36 teams present in KMC, while all boroughs have separate teams. It is a damage that looks manageable now. It will take time”.


PM Modi tweets: “Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy. NDRF teams are working in the cyclone-affected parts. Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government. No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected.”


Bangladesh has also got affected by this cyclone. It has been updated that the center of this cyclone in Bangladesh.

No doubt the cyclone has hit the state physically as well as economically. We request the Centre and other states to reach out for help. We together pray and will reach them for their betterment.  

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