Odisha: Tension Over Youth’s Death, Villagers Gherao Forest Office, Odisha: Municipality Assistant Tax Collector Caught Taking Bribe, Subscribe to our newsletters. “Impact of the system on Odisha can be ascertained if it intensifies into a depression. Also Read | Depression Over Bay Of Bengal In 12 Hours, Orange Alert For 6 Odisha Districts, Odisha: Matric Supplementary Results, Click For Details. Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans near latitude 21.65N & longitude 88.3E between 1530 & 1730 hrs IST of 20th May with wind speed of 155-165 gusting to 185 kmph, the IMD said in a tweet. Rain belt to move from AP to Odisha, West Bengal. Cyclone Amphan is currently active over the Bay of Bengal threatening Odisha and West Bengal in India as well as Bangladesh. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert for West Bengal and north Odisha coasts as Super Cyclone Amphan approaches fast. Follow us for updates. pic.twitter.com/ltVuRK5tBM. Option open for Jagan to seek impeachment, but should SC invite this situation? The SUPER CYCLONE ‘AMPHAN’ over west-central Bay of Bengal, lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 18 th May, 2020 over west-central Bay of Bengal near latitude 14.0°N and longitude 86.3 °E, about 700 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha). He said strong winds with an intensity of 160 kilometres per hour have commenced in coastal West Bengal districts. Policemen remove a damaged structure from a road as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, at Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha on May 20, 2020. NDRF chief S.N. No major damage has been done to the telecommunications infrastructure and the services remained by and large unaffected, he said. The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. The MeT department has issued an orange alert for West Bengal. The intensity of the cyclone near its centre as the landfall process started was recorded at 160-170 kmph, gusting to 190 kmph,” the weather department said. Under the cyclone's influence, heavy to very heavy rain is likely to lash five districts Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur and Mayurbhanj of Odisha. A meeting of NCMC was held here to take stock of the preparation for the impending cyclone over the Bay of Bengal, an official statement said. The wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph over west Medinipur, Vardhman and Murshidavad during next 2 hours and decrease thereafter. Higher than normal temperatures in the Bay of Bengal (BoB) may be whetting ‘super cyclones’ and the lockdown, indirectly, may have played a role, meteorologists and atmospheric science experts told The Hindu. They are equipped with boats, tree cutters, telecom equipment etc. “The landfall of the cyclonic storm is likely to be in afternoon evening close to the Sunderbans. The 1999 Odisha cyclone killed more than 9,800 people and affected India, Bangladesh,Myanmar and Thailand. All teams have wireless and satellites communications. Lone policeman Muzaffar Mondal, belonging to the South Traffic Guard, stands guard on the city's arterial Red Roadeven as the wind velocity was increasing. The weather system over the Bay of Bengal moved north-east wards and lay centred as an extremely severe cyclonic storm 360 km off Paradip in Odisha and 510 km off Digha in West Bengal on Tuesday. Cyclon Amphan HIGHLIGHTS: Super Cyclone Amphan (pronounced UM-PUN) will weaken into an ‘Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm’ within the next six hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Adopting names for cyclones makes it easier for people to remember, as opposed to numbers and technical terms. Low pressure threat to Odisha in cyclone-Fani month Path of the system and its impact on Odisha can be known only after it intensifies into a depression, says met office. With cyclone ‘Amphan’ set to lash the coastal areas of West Bengal on Wednesday, the State Forest department on Tuesday formed rapid response teams to ensure that tigers from Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas district do not stray into nearby human settlements after the landfall. The well-marked Low Pressure Area (LOPAR) over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts is likely to concentrate into a depression. Uncategorized Headlines State at Large. Rescue teams of the Army, Navy, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard are also on standby. The government, which is evacuating coastal residents, has said Cyclone Amphan has the potential to cause extensive damage like Cyclone Fani, which hit India at this time last year. Path of the system and its impact on Odisha can be known only after it intensifies into a depression, says met office. It was also the fourth super cyclone that hit West Bengal since 1582, after 1737, 1833 and 1942, as well as being one of the strongest stor… Policemen remove a damaged structure from a road as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, at Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha on May 20, 2020. Over five lakh people have been evacuated in West Bengal while over 1.58 lakh have been taken to safety in Odisha, Pradhan said quoting data provided by the state governments. "My job is to ensure that guard rails and road-dividers are not swept off by storm and thrown on the road. “The forward sector of the wall cloud region is entering into land in West Bengal. Bangladesh has shifted over two million people to storm shelters and deployed its military to deal with cyclone ‘Amphan’. Two women were killed in Howrah district and Minakhan area of North 24 Parganas district due to uprooting of trees, an official said. As a precautionary measure in the backdrop of ‘Amphan’ cyclone, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced that three Shramik Special trains for West Bengal and Odisha have been cancelled till May 21. Here are some pictures by news agency ANI from an evacuation centre in Odisha: The West Bengal government is evacuating residents along coastal areas to cyclone centres. Similarly, inward goods traffic was stopped to Dhamra Port. A woman carries her son as she tries to protect him from heavy rain while they rush to a safer place, following their evacuation from a slum area before Cyclone Amphan made its landfall, in Kolkata. Cyclone Amphan is likely to make landfall between West Bengal’s Digha, some 180 km from Kolkata, and Hatiya island in Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon or … For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Evacuation drive is in full swing in Coastal villages of Balasore, Odisha (PIB image), Odisha to face Cyclone Amphan's impact from tonight, evacuations in full swing. 0. Regional Met office has forecast rainfall in Odisha till April 28. Cyclone Amphan is currently active over the Bay of Bengal threatening Odisha and West Bengal in India as well as Bangladesh. “Entire south Bengal is hit. Cyclone Amphan is currently crossing the West Bengal coast near the Sunderbans and will reach Kolkata by evening, IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said as the storm was making a landfall. NDRF teams have been deployed to coastal areas of West Bengal to evacuate residents and help relief efforts. Pradeep Kumar Jena said that all government departments are working in close coordination to complete the entire evacuation process by Tuesday evening. The NDRF chief said its teams have to now function keeping in mind the COVID-19 threat and are equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). With wind gusting up to 175 kmph and incessant rains bringing down trees, power and communications lines and thatched houses, the cyclone tore through the eastern coast in Odisha … Reviews preparedness and assures all support from the Centre.Cab Sec Rajiv Gauba to hold NCMC meeting at 12 noon. At least two tremors have been felt in Kathmandu, Nepal in interval of about 10 minutes. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. UPDATED: May 20, 2020 07:13 IST. It is very likely to move north-northeastwards across the northwest Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans during the afternoon to evening hours of May 20. We expect windspeed of 165 kmph in South and North 24 Parganas, WB. At the time of landfall, it will remain an 'Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm', with wind speeds ranging between 165-175 kmph to to 195 kmph. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Even as the super cyclonic storm Amphan spared the State, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam are likely to experience isolated heavy falls under its influence during the next 24 hours, the meteorology officials said on Tuesday. Super cyclone Amphan is expected to make a landfall along Digha and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh cutting through the Sundarbans in the afternoon or evening of Wednesday, May 20. New Delhi: The well-marked Low Pressure Area (LOPAR) over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts is likely to concentrate into a depression. ET, May 20, 2020 Cyclone threatens women … Last night, Cyclone Amphan was captured by Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite as it headed for India and Bangladesh. This is a public forum.Below views may be monitored for inappropriate content. Maximum intensity of rains in WB today. Feel free to copy and re-post, but please do link back us © 2011-2019. There at 37 teams of the NDRF currently in Odisha and West Bengal. Squally wind speed reached 55 to 65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph is expected along and off Odisha coast From Tuesday morning onwards. Of Odisha's 809 permanent cyclone shelters, 211 are currently being used as COVID-19 quarantine centers. The AC Special Express train which left for New Delhi from Bhubaneswar on Wednesday will run on a diverted route skipping the Bhadrak-Kharagpr line, while goods traffic was affected in Odisha because of the cyclone. Click for recent natural disasters list. “Landfall process started at 2.30 p.m. with the entry of the front sector of the wall cloud region,” he said. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan was a powerful and deadly tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in Eastern India, specifically West Bengal, and also Bangladesh in May 2020. The site is also a gateway to the state and offers a wide spectrum of subjects such as History, Demography, Art and Culture, Tourist places, Festivals, Eminent sons of soil and so on. Though a thorough assessment of damage caused by the cyclone is to be made, there are reports of many trees being uprooted from different areas of Odisha. At least 25 NDRF teams have been deployed on the ground while 12 others are ready in reserve. (Twitter/@gyana_r_das), The SUPER CYCLONE ‘AMPHAN’ over west-central Bay of Bengal, lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 18 th May, 2020 over west-central Bay of Bengal near latitude 14.0°N and longitude 86.3 °E, about 700 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha). A 67-year-old woman died in her house due to natural causes. It's now 360 km south of Paradip, 510 km south-southwest of Digha. On Saturday, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) reviewed the preparedness for the cyclone, which is likely to hit Odisha and West Bengal coast, and directed immediate assistance to the two states. Policeman Muzaffar Mondal braves the downpour due to Cyclone Amphan and stands guard on the Kolkata's arterial Red Road to perform his duty. Published: 25th April 2020 11:25 AM | Cyclone image used for representational purposes only. The departure of Howrah-New Delhi AC Special Express for Wednesday has been cancelled owing to the super cyclone ‘Amphan’, the Eastern Railway said here. Issuing a video message update, the chief of the the federal contingency force said rescue forces and administration are concerned and geared to tackle a storm surge or tidal waves up to 4-6 metres high as it is a new moon night or ‘amavasya’.