PM Modi’s review meet with MHA and NDMA over Cyclone Amphan

As the world grapples with the global COVID-19 pandemic, another threat looms over India. The cyclone Amphan seems to have bee making its way towards the coastal regions of the country.

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“Cyclonic storm”

Cyclonic storm Amphan, that has been brewing in the Bay of Bengal has intensified further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm and is likely to become Super Cyclone, India’s Met Department (IMD) has warned.

“Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’: 18th May 2020 (1000 to 1027 IST). Likely to intensify further as Super Cyclone,” IMD tweeted.

This cyclone will reportedly hit the coastal districts of West Bengal, Odisha, and certain regions of Bangladesh. Both countries are on high alert.

“Modi to meet to review the situation”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a review meeting with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as well as the Home Ministry on Monday at 4 pm to discuss the disaster at hand.

“Personnel and evacuation plans”

National Disaster Regional Force (NDRF) were deployed on Sunday in the states of West Bengal and Odisha. These personnel forces are reportedly preparing for mass evacuation of about eleven lakh people who reside in the regions which are likely to be the worst-hit zones.

Meanwhile, IMD has issued a rainfall warning for the next 4 days in the light of very severe cyclonic storm AMPHAN.

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Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the South Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hrs, to the central Bay of Bengal during 17-18 May & into North Bay of Bengal during 18-20 May 2020.

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