Super Cyclone Amphan “extremely severe cyclonic storm” will make landfall close to Sundarbans between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh), dumping heavy rain with howling winds at sustained winds of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph.
“Amphan is the most intense and the first super cyclone since the 1999 Odisha cyclone. We are dealing with a multi-hazard scenario as the devastating winds are expected to cause extensive damage to structures, houses and trees,” said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director-general of the India Meteorological Department.
Video below-Rooftop of a school in Howrah was blown away by strong winds earlier today. #CycloneAmphan
— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2020