The cyclone ‘Amphan’ that severely hit the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a super cyclone since last evening. As it is likely that the cyclone will make landfall on Wednesday, West Bengal and Odisha have been alerted to evacuate citizens as soon as possible.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed that Amphan has intensified from an ‘Extremely Severe Cyclonic, Storm’ into a ‘Super Cyclone’ and is moving at a quick pace towards the coasts of West Bengal, Odisha, and Bangladesh. As a result, the governments of Odisha and West Bengal have designed plans to evacuate over a million people from regions that are more prone to the cyclone and is expected to make its landfall on the east coast.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has brought together 53 teams in both the states to help in rescuing the locals in the area and take over relief operations in coastal districts of the states.
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