Cyclone Amphan: Road Clearance, Restoration Work Underway In West Bengal

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel start restoration work after extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan hit West Bengal on Wednesday.

Jessica David

May 21, 2020

National

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Road clearance and restoration work by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are underway after extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan hit West Bengal on Wednesday. “Severe cyclonic storm Amphan over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coast moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 30 km/h during the past six hours. Very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further into a deep depression during the next three hours,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated.

NDRF Director-General SN Pradhan, on Thursday, shared on Twitter photographs of restoration work by NDRF personnel at various locations in West Bengal, including North 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Howrah, Kolkata, and South 24 Parganas. Two persons were killed and 5,500 houses damaged in North 24 Parganas as cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal and left a trail of destruction in the state. Two persons sustained severe injuries. On May 17, teams of NDRF were deployed ahead of Cyclone Amphan, which was likely to make landfall in between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) on May 20.

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