Chief Wildlife Warden Ravi Kant Sinha said a control room had been set up at Gosaba in the district to monitor the situation in the mangrove jungles 24x7. Md. 4 teams are ready in East Midnapore. Two days after the tragedy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took a joint aerial survey of the affected areas on May 22 and declared an advance assistance fund of Rs 10 billion for the relief work. Photo by Tirthankar Das. pic.twitter.com/AHD2Wuo0ky â ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2020 Two women were killed in Howrah district and Minakhan area of North 24 Parganas district due to uprooting of trees, an official said. “We are going to witness at least 400 percent rise in the pollution level against the permissible limit of World Health Organisation (WHO) as most of the green cover of the city and districts have been lost in the cyclone. At a time when internet and power connectivity had died down, radio proved to be of great help for the administration and those trapped in the affected areas across the state. Malda produces around 500,000 tonnes of mangoes every year with around 4 lakh people dependent on the mango trade. We have also lost one acre of banana plantation and three acres of sesame plantation,” rued Pranballav Howlader, 62, a farmer-entrepreneur and resident of Bishwanathpur village in North 24 Parganas. Cyclone Amphan News: 72 people dead in West Bengal, PM Modi to conduct aerial survey Friday. We're also requesting them to follow procedure as per preparations made by govt. We have saved the lives of several people because of radio.”. The cyclone whipped right through the Sundarbans, which stretches across the border of India and Bangladesh along the Bay of Bengal. âThe cyclone instilled fear among us. Follow Cyclone Amphan latest news here ET) and began tracking north toward the Indian city of â¦ It led to huge destruction in Maharashtra, causing a large number of fatalities. ... 2020 . A storm surge of about 4-5 m above the normal tidal height is forecast across the West Bengal â¦ Cyclone Amphan made its landfall in West Bengal between Digha and Hatiya on the afternoon of May 20, as a very severe cyclonic storm with sustained wind speeds of 155-165 kilometres per hour spiralling up to 185 kilometres per hour. 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. Villagers repair a bank that was destroyed by sea waves at Bakkhali due to the landing of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district â¦ Soon, the rising water and erosion will wipe off our existence,” said Pramanik. ''Amphan'' was the first cyclone of the year. Mongabay-India is a conservation and environment news and features service that aims to bring high quality, original reports from nature’s frontline in India. IMAGE: Milkmen wade through a flooded road after Cyclone â¦ The lockdown had already caused substantial damage to our business and the cyclone has been like a swansong. We have managed to save around 8000 people and sent them to safer locations,” said Ambarish Nag Biswas, founder of West Bengal Radio Club comprising radio enthusiasts as its members. As a result, 70 percent of the crop got destroyed. The absence of internet further compounded the woes as the official work came to a complete halt. The Very High Frequency (VHF) HAM radio stations were used to rescue people caught in the midst of the severe cyclone, “We operated 37 VHF HAM radio stations with the help of our 42 volunteers spread in various districts of the state. Goa, Maharashtra, Northeast India, South India, Odisha, West Bengal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Djibouti, Oman, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Yemen: 8 5 >$15.78 billion 269 2019â20 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season 2: Madagascar, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Tromelin Island, Réunion: 8 7 $25 million 37 2020â21 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season Read more: [Analysis] Cyclone Amphan puts focus back on millions displaced by climate disasters. Five cyclones formed over the â¦ The financial crisis would have a long-term impact as it might deter farmers from mango cultivation next year. Cyclone Amphan Highlights: Centre announces Rs 1500 crore relief fund for West Bengal, Odisha Cyclone Amphan Highlights: Modi reviewed the situation in West Bengal and Odisha with chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, two days after the cyclone, the worst in years, devastated their states. Our volunteers communicated the information about people trapped in affected areas to the administration who in turn sent National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams for their rescue. We are ready to shell double the amount for water cans but still, nobody is willing to come to our apartment fearing the risk of virus getting spread. Cyclone Nisarga: It was a severe cyclone which had hit the Indian subcontinent in less than 14 days of Amphan. Cyclone Amphan: It had hit Indian coasts in 2020, leading to major damage in West Bengal, along with the bordering areas. Protests broke out in several pockets of Kolkata for the delay in restoring normalcy. River embankments have been breached in South and North 24 Parganas districts in West Bengal, leaving several houses inundated as water through the breaches slipped into remote settlements, mostly in the Sundarbans. Soon after the fury of the storm subsided, the snapped electrical wires and damage to water pipes led to power outages and water shortages in pockets across the state and in the state capital of Kolkata. 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. At least 72 people were killed in West Bengal as Cyclone â¦ Last Updated: 24th May, 2020 17:34 IST Utilities Of Cyclone-hit West Bengal Directed To Restore Power The West Bengal government on Sunday instructed the two power utilities of the state, WBSEDCL and CESC, to take firm action for restoring power in various parts of the state ravaged by cyclone Amphan. Most of them have fled over the years because of rapid erosion and rising water level shrinking it every day. 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