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Houses destroyed in Patharpratima, South 24 Parganas after Cyclone Amphan struck Sundarbans. Credit: Asim Undre/Mongabay On the opposite coast of India, barely a fortnight ago, cyclone Amphan barrelled into coastal West Bengal, Odisha, and neighbouring Bangladesh, fueled by … The Amphan cyclone has transformed into a super cyclone and will likely cause extensive damage in the coastal districts of West Bengal when it makes … Reported by: Anuj Sharma, Staff reporter, ABP Ananda. At least 10-12 persons killed in Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee. Millions of people in India and Bangladesh are fleeing their homes as a huge storm races in. The IFRC kindly encourages increased donor support to this EA that will enable the National Society to meet the humanitarian needs of the affected people. Cyclone Amphan, which battered West Bengal and parts of Bangladesh, could be the costliest tropical cyclone to be recorded in the North Indian Ocean, according to … Severe cyclonic storm Amphan made a landfall in West Bengal and Odisha causing wide-scale damages in both the states. Watch the ground report from West Bengal and Odisha where the super cyclone 'Amphan' has made landfall. The cyclone caused large-scale evacuation of residents of coastal areas in India and Bangladesh where 129 lives were lost in the cyclone, By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi. PTI 20 May, 2020 11:07 pm IST. The animal attacked and killed another person named Sukur Ali on Friday morning. India experienced one of the two wettest monsoon seasons since 1994. In this regard, BDRCS has initiated the file for starting the preliminary activities like human resource (HR) recruitment, office set-up in the upazila level/near by the targeted community, beneficiary household’s assessment for finalize the list, etc. “Only 4% of the global tropical cyclones occur in the Bay of Bengal. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Cyclone Amphan caused an estimated $13.2 billion in damage in India's West Bengal: government source By Vedika Sud and Prema Rajaram, CNN Updated 0925 GMT (1725 HKT) May 22, … Environment 'Our Sundarban Is Unrecognisable': Life After Cyclone Amphan Wrecked the Island. Suvojit Bagchi and Shiv Sahay Singh report on … • Over 176,000 hectares of productive land with standing crops and fish/shrimp farms washed away. The cyclone caused large-scale evacuation of residents of coastal areas in India and Bangladesh where 129 lives were lost in the cyclone. Cyclone Amphan was clocking 165kmph when it made landfall at Sagar Island at 2.35pm on Wednesday. Copyright © HT Digital Streams Ltd. All rights reserved. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that at least 72 people have died due to Cyclone Amphan … Rooftop of a school in Howrah was blown away by strong winds. Cyclone Amphan made landfall in West Bengal, India, near the Bangladeshi border. 2 Deaths in West Bengal due to Cyclone AMPHAN, one in Howrah and one in North24Pgs District. At least 10-12 persons killed in Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee. It includes a leader of the Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP). In December 2020, the government had proposed to set up a "first of its kind" university covering the entire gamut of disability studies and rehabilitation sciences in an accessible environment. Facebook. In Kolkata, the disruption was significant. ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians. "Accordingly, cyclone Amphan will sustain the status of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm nearly up to the landfall on 20th May," Skymet Weather reported. But this could rise, government officials said. Beyond exceptional rapid intensification has occurred over the past 24 hours. 16:14 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020. Get free access to newsletters, alerts and recommendations. The VHP hopes to collect Rs5 crore from the state where the drive will continue till Feb 27. Photo by Sudhansu Maity. Post Cyclone Amphan: A citizen journalist decided to visit medical relief camps across three locations in the Sundarbans on 2 June to meet people who were worst effected by the cyclone. Around 2.4 million people were displaced in India, mainly in West Bengal and Odisha, and 2.5 million in Bangladesh. The exact rankings for each data set could change once data for the entire year are available. Cyclone Amphan hits 45 lakh in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik seeks house damage report in 7 days Nearly 45 lakh people in Odisha have been affected by the extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan, officials said on Thursday as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked them to submit report on damage to crops and houses within stipulated time. RW COVID-19 page: Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses. Villagers refused to provide land for the campus and put up a blockade at the village entrance to prevent surveyors from demarcating the land for the campus. Apart from human and livestock casualties, the cyclone has caused severe losses to farmers by destroying their standing crops of paddy, mangoes, lychee when it was a time for harvest. Over 2,000 deaths were reported during the monsoon in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Myanmar. An irate mob had torched a forest range office and an official vehicle after a person named Jayanta Das was killed by the buffalo on Thursday. In total, 2.4 million people evacuated with the help of CPP volunteers, BDRCS volunteers, Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD), Police, Armed Forces, and other organizations. In the budget speech, the Kerala finance minister Thomas Issac also criticised the Centre’s move to put severe restrictions on states for borrowing. Bengal has reported 12 deaths so far. 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 storm … List of organizations that are actively providing ReliefWeb with content. First death due to Cyclone Amphan reported in Bengal. Neighbouring Bangladesh, which also fell in Cyclone Amphan's path on Wednesday, initially said it had suffered a loss of 11 billion taka ($130 million). The PTI reported the death of 72 individuals in this disaster Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Tropical Cyclone Amphan Tracker. Email. Cyclone Amphan Weather Live Updates: Extremely severe cyclone Amphan, packing winds of up to 190 kmph roared into West Bengal on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain and leaving a trail of destruction that left at least two people dead. Impacting communities, cyclone Amphan also damaged one-third of the mangroves in the Indian Sundarbans, named as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention in 2019. Curated pages dedicated to humanitarian themes and specific humanitarian crises. Amphan has intensified from 65 knots (75 mph) sustained winds to 140 knots (160 mph). TOI reports, “Barrelling in from the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds of up to 185kmph, severe cyclonic storm Amphan on Wednesday cut a swathe through northern Odisha before bearing down on West Bengal, where it claimed 10 to 12 lives, flattened houses and cast aside trees and electricity poles like matchsticks in six-and-a-half hours of monstrous fury.” Cyclone Amphan tracker updates: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is monitoring the situation from Nabanna, the state secretariat, said that at least 72 people lost their lives. Most died as a result of sea water surging in. The maiden cyclone, cyclone Amphan, of this season is centered around 10.5N and 86.4E, about 650km ESE (East South East) of Chennai. Accurate advance forecasts of tropical cyclone Amphan in India and Bangladesh underpinned a successful disaster mobilization campaign, including the evacuation of more than 3 million people, which has been praised for limiting casualties and serving as a textbook example for multi-hazard early warning systems. Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 pm. “Cyclone Amphan was one of the strongest storms on record in the Bay of Bengal, with sustained wind speeds of 270 km per hour. This fuelled the worst wildfire season in an 18-year-long data record, in terms of carbon dioxide emissions released by fires, according to the WMO. 19 NDRF teams deployed in coastal areas of West Bengal. Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan was a powerful and deadly tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in Eastern India, West Bengal to be specific, and also Bangladesh in May 2020. Amphan cyclone caused extensive damage in North and South 24 Parganas districts, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly. Cyclone Amphan is the strongest tropical cyclone over Bay of Bengal since the 1999 Odisha cyclone. The cyclone, which lashed coastal areas with brutal winds and rain, left at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh dead, according to news reports. Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal, Odisha . The cyclone, which ravaged Sunderbans in the southern fringe of West Bengal and hinterland including Kolkata in May 2020, led to “the biggest displacement” in world in 2020 caused by a natural calamity. UNICEF; Posted 21 May 2020 Originally published 21 May 2020. Floods and Cyclone Amphan in India accounted for maximum loss of lives globally due to climate change-triggered events in 2020. 72 dead as Super Cyclone Amphan devastates West Bengal. Initial reports inform that 9 persons lost their life in Bangladesh. These cyclones do not usually grow as intense as the cyclones in the Pacific or Atlantic but the damage is larger because of the vulnerability and exposure. 10:28 PM IST. 20 NDRF teams are deployed in the coastal areas of Odisha. Siberian heat was at its peak in June, when it reached 38°C at Verkhoyansk on June 20, the highest known temperature anywhere north of the Arctic Circle. IFRC; Posted 6 … The name Amphan is suggested by Thailand and will be the last name from the original list of 64 cyclone names proposed back in September 2004 for storms over the north Indian Ocean. Super Cyclone Amphan became the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal on Monday night, after intensifying with sustained wind speeds of … Amphan reached the category 5 equivalent intensity (a wind speed greater than 156 mph, according to the UK Met Office) while over the Bay of Bengal and weakened before landfall to a category 2 storm but led to extensive damage in Kolkata and surrounding areas. The operation, as per this reporting period has reached a total of 25,000 people in shelters; 36,365 people in livelihoods and basic needs, 15,000 people with the cash grant and vegetable seeds support, 2,000 people reached through emergency latrine support, more than 2,200 people reached through emergency health consultancy and medicine support through BDRCS Mother and Child Health (MCH) care centre, 13,000 people (adolescent girls and women) reached through hygiene parcel support, 5,000 people (adolescent girls and women) reached through dignity kits supports, more than 10,000 masks distributed among the front line staff and volunteers and targeted beneficiaries considering COVID-19 pandemic impact, 50,000 people in health and provided communication support by BDRCS and CPP volunteers for early warning message dissemination and timely evacuation support during cyclone Amphan. 7:55 am: IMD's update on Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN' According to the latest IMD report, Super cyclone Amphan centred at 0630 hours IST today as an extremely severe cyclonic storm over northwest Bay of Bengal. Accurate advance forecasts of tropical cyclone Amphan in India and Bangladesh underpinned a successful disaster mobilization campaign, including the evacuation of more than 3 million people, which has been praised for limiting casualties and serving as a textbook example for multi-hazard early warning systems. Farmers severely hit by cyclone. Due to low funding coverage, BDRCS is targeting only 250 households for delivering the recovery assistance in shelter, livelihood, WASH and DRR sectors. Dense to very dense fog at isolated/few pockets are very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Bihar during next three days. 10:28 PM IST. Bangladesh: Cyclone Amphan - Operation Update Report (MDRBD024), EPoA 6 month update: 30/12/2020 Format Situation Report Source. The Amphan Cyclone is expected to make a landfall between Digha in East Midnapore district and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh. The planned response actions imply the current situation and information available at this time of the operation. It also caused further harm to the lives and livelihoods, already constrained by COVID-19. It was the first of its kind to strike the Bay of Bengal in over 20 years, and according to CNN, it caused over $13 billion in damage, making it the costliest cyclone ever recorded in the North Indian Ocean. 10:28 PM IST. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had approved the Oxford University-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, which has been manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and marketed as Covishield, and indigenously-developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country earlier this month. Super cyclone Amphan, which made landfall in the Sunderbans near the India-Bangladesh border in May this year, is estimated to be the costliest tropical cyclone on record in the North Indian Ocean with economic losses amounting to about $14 billion, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) provisional report on the State of Global Climate released on Wednesday. 09:43 PM IST. 18:28 IST Wednesday, 20 May 2020. 10:28 PM IST. Open job opportunities in the humanitarian field. The warmest region this year was northern Asia, particularly the Siberian Arctic, where temperatures were more than 5°C above average. (Express photo) Cyclone Amphan, which wreaked havoc in the states of West Bengal and Odisha and claimed at least 10-12 lives, is likely to weaken into a deep depression in the next three hours and then into a depression in the subsequent six hours, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday. 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