While India is already suffering from the Covid-19 panic, here comes a shocking update to the coastal region of the nation.
The ‘Cyclone Ampha’ is sweeping in to wipe off something big!
With the storm developing into a ‘super cyclone’ this week, India has put its coastal regions on high alert.
According to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the storm is rising over the Bay of Bengal and may transform into a severe cyclone in the next 24 hours.
In this regard, NDRF remains prepared for a massive evacuation of at least 1 million people likely to be hit by the cyclone.
The cyclone is likely to result in strong winds and high-velocity rain in the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Bangladesh.
Heavy rainfall is expected in this regard on May 20, 2020.
12 coastal districts of districts, including Puri, Gajapti, Ganjam, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Khorda, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jagatsinghpur, and Cuttack have been on high alert.
As the sources say, high-velocity winds at 115 mph speed are likely to hit the east Indian and Bangladesh coast, resulting in massive flooding, power outages, damaging crops, and more.
Preparations are already on the high swing in Odisha to evacuate 1.1 million people in vulnerable areas, 550 cyclone shelters have been arranged, and 7,000 concrete structures were identified to secure evacuees.
“A total of 37 teams have been deployed by NDRF in West Bengal and Odisha, out of which 20 teams are actively deployed and 17 are on standby in the two states,” SN Pradhan, Director-General of NDRF said in a statement.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, 13 districts in Kerala have been placed on yellow alert.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level discussion on May 18, 2020, to understand the situation and measures during the cyclone.