Nivar is the third name to be used from the new list of names for North Indian Ocean Cyclones, released in 2020. They are a problem because swarming locusts will strip an area of its veget, in May 2020. Odisha is also designated as the national capital of disaster. The wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph likely to prevail over Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata districs during next 2 hours and decrease thereafter. Super cyclone Amphan may have driven a vast majority of people and the governments of two States into a frenzy. It originates in the area of Samzungling on the eastern side of the Karakoram range and flows west to join the Shyok River . An extremely severe cyclone packing winds of up to 190 kmph roared into West Bengal on May 20, dumping heavy rain and leaving a trail of destruction that left at least two people dead, officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences on the micro-blogging platform, mourning the demise of 'a brigh, locust surge posing a threat to agriculture in India? We expect windspeed of 165 kmph in South and North 24 Parganas, WB. 1 day ago. As cyclone “Amphan” hurtled towards the coast, heavy downpour coupled with high velocity winds pounded coastal Odisha, uprooting trees and flattening fragile structures, officials said on Wednesday. “It took exactly the path forecast by them. What do locusts eat and how it is affected on agriculture. Mr. Hakim promised that city will be back on its feet in 48 hours. The forward structure of cyclone has made the landfall near Sagar Island in Sunderbans, according to Regional Meteorological Centre, Alipore, Kolkata. He said strong winds with an intensity of 160 kilometres per hour have commenced in coastal West Bengal districts. Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in West Bengal, NDRF teams take Covid-19 precautions 21 May, 2020, 01.36 PM IST. Authorities have already raised the alert level to ‘great danger’ for some districts in the country. Cargo and evacuation flight operations at the Kolkata airport have been suspended till 5 am of Thursday due to the cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’, airport officials said. Fani had intensified to an extremely severe category cyclone with wind speeds in excess of 200 kmph. He said the NDRF’s headquarters and local commandants are in coordination with state authorities. Two women were killed in Howrah district and Minakhan area of North 24 Parganas district due to uprooting of trees, an official said. Watch Queue Queue. As many as 20 teams in Odisha and 19 in West Bengal have been stationed. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. Last year, Gujarat and Rajasthan had reported infestation But it could be  worse  this  worse  this year because of a chain of climate events, administrative laxity in several countries and the difficult circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. To cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (west Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sunderbans. Clear Search. The most intense tropical cyclone was the 1999 Odisha Cyclone which hit the state of Odisha. The eye of the cyclone is expected to touch land anytime,” he said. The city, especially the green sections of south Kolkata, presented a macabre sight on Wednesday evening. We expect windspeed of 165 kmph in South and North 24 Parganas, WB. Fani weakened before making its landfall and dissipating on the next day. It was the highest number of cyclones in a single year since 1976. An NDRF team comprises around 45 personnel. “The landfall of the cyclonic storm is likely to be in afternoon evening close to the Sunderbans. A 67-year-old woman died in her house due to natural causes. EXPLORE HABITS Home India News General News Covid, cyclones deal blow to Puducherry in 2020… Consider these alternatives, Sai Pallavi, Naga Chaitanya impress in Sekhar Kammula’s ‘Love Story’ teaser, Air India flight with all-woman cockpit crew successfully lands at Bengaluru airport, Arnold Schwarzenegger compares U.S. Capitol mob to Nazis, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma announce birth of baby girl, Bird flu confirmed after 900 hens die in Maharashtra, Aus vs Ind Third Test | India pull off draw against Australia in Sydney Test, Army Captain led Shopian operation with ‘eye on ₹20 lakh prize money’, Chinese build-up at LAC clearly visible, says Ladakh councillor. Odisha’s cyclone measures come handy in Covid fight – women’s groups Around 70 lakh women in Odisha’s self-help groups are making protective masks and distributing food packets during the Covid-19 lockdown. I am trying to keep the track clean," a duty-conscious Mr. Mondal said, braving the heavy downpour. Watch Queue Queue 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. Cyclones are strong spiraling winds characterized by a low pressure and numerous thunderstorms. This meant it witnessed  ‘rapid intensification’. — Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) May 28, 2020 Worth mentioning here, as many as 44.80 lakh people in 89 blocks have been affected in Odisha by cyclone Amphan. After making landfall at 2.30 p.m. between Digha in West Bengal and and Hatiya island in Bangladesh, cyclone Amphan cut a swathe through the coastal areas, flattening fragile dwellings, uprooting trees and electric poles. - PTI. Jena, said. Amar Patnaik 29 April, 2020 9:31 am IST. It formed in the Bay of Bengal and intensified into a 'super cyclonic storm', the first since the super cyclone of Odisha that had ravaged the state in 1999, killing thousands. Amphan had intensified from a maximum wind speed of around 140 kilometre per hour to 260 kmph in 18 hours. “The forward sector of the wall cloud region is entering into land in West Bengal. Three cyclones – two in the Bay of Bengal and one in the Arabian Sea – have formed in the last one month. Facebook. As per data received from the state governments, he added, about 1.20-1.25 lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha and about 3.30 lakh in West Bengal in view of the cyclone. The costliest tropical cyclone was Cyclone Amphan of 2020 which hit the state of West Bengal. Cyclones news and opinions - Get latest and breaking news on Cyclones, most trusted information on Cyclones with Opoyi. | Photo Credit: PTI. Cyclone Amphan is the costliest cyclone to be recorded in the North … Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections . Pradhan told a press conference in New Delhi that 20 teams of the federal disaster response force had already begun road clearing operations in Odisha, while the 19 units deployed in West Bengal were shifting people to safety. Cyclone Amphan has commenced 'landfall', says an afternoon update by the IMD. Lone policeman Muzaffar Mondal, belonging to the South Traffic Guard, stands guard on the city's arterial Red Roadeven as the wind velocity was increasing. Policemen remove a damaged structure from a road as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, at Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha on May 20, 2020. But we have to remember that the climate is a system constantly trying to find balance. The width of the wall cloud is around 120 kilometres and the diameter of the eye is about 40 kilometres. India has also been issuing cyclone warning to Bangladesh, he added. A special team is in Kolkata, being a major urban centre, he says. More cyclones form in the Bay of Bengal than in the Arabian Sea. Fishermen in Odisha on Monday. It was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the, and the first super cyclonic storm to occur in the, billion of damage, Amphan is also the costliest cyclone ever recorded in the. On Saturday, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) reviewed the preparedness for the cyclone, which is likely to hit Odisha and West Bengal coast, and directed immediate assistance to the two states. Even as the super cyclonic storm Amphan spared the State, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam are likely to experience isolated heavy falls under its influence during the next 24 hours, the meteorology officials said on Tuesday. Low pressure threat to Odisha in cyclone-Fani month Path of the system and its impact on Odisha can be known only after it intensifies into a depression, says met office. Our duty becomes even more now and after the cyclone. The dramatic scenes of the woman being rescued, clearing of a road that was blocked by fallen trees and admission of the mother and baby in a hospital were shot by Odisha fire service personnel, who played a key role in the rescue act. Similarly, inward goods traffic was stopped to Dhamra Port. It formed in the Bay of Bengal and intensified into a 'super cyclonic storm', the first since the super cyclone of Odisha that had ravaged the state in 1999, killing thousands. Pradhan said, adding that the NDRF is keeping a close watch on cyclone Amphan. On Thursday, May 28, the Delhi government issued an advisory to farmers to spray pesticides and keep a possible attack at bay. As per initial reports, a large number of trees and electric poles have been uprooted, while many thatched and mud houses were flattened due to the cyclonic storm, the SRC said. List of cyclones in India in 2019-20: Check the list of intense cyclones that have hit the Indian states in the year 2019-2020. Share Via Email It was suggested by Iran. Cyclone Amphan made landfall on the West Bengal Coast with wind speed of 110-120 kmph in Kolkata on Wednesday. This video is unavailable. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. Policemen remove a damaged structure from a road as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, at Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha on … Landfall process to commence from afternoon. After landfall it will move north and north east direction and will pass over eastern parts of Kolkata,” Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, Deputy Director General of Meteorology Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore, said. It is yet to be peer reviewed. Though a thorough assessment of damage caused by the cyclone is to be made, there are reports of many trees being uprooted from different areas of Odisha. “Landfall process started at 2.30 p.m. with the entry of the front sector of the wall cloud region,” he said. The year 2019 was one of the most active cyclone years on record. General long-term warming of the Bay of Bengal was the leading cause of rapid intensification, according to experts. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. These trains were to carry migrant workers to West Bengal and Odisha. Our study provided a quantitative estimate of how much of the warming-induced intensification of Fani was affected (or countered) by the aerosol-led weakening of the cyclone”, explained Wang. Kolkata streets are deserted due to heavy and continuous downpour in the city due to Cyclone Amphan. Twitter. It’s a tug of war and climate warming is the biggest person in the crowd,” he added. He said 20 teams have been deployed in West Bengal, including one team for urban areas of Kolkata, while another unit has been kept in reserve. The eastern coastal states of West Bengal and Odisha are bracing for Cyclone Amphan, which is expected to make the landfall on Wednesday. Jena said. Here is the list of strong tropical cyclones in India including Cyclone Thane, Cyclone Mora, Cyclone Megh, Cyclone Jal,Cyclone Roanu,Cyclone Lehar, Cyclone Nargis, Cyclone Mala and Cyclone Giri. It is a long haul,” National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General S.N. A few soldiers died of hypothermia. in 2013, for which he also received a Filmfare nomination for Best Male Debut. Over 5 lakh have been evacuated in Bengal, while 158640 people are in camps in Odisha. The wind speed in the Sunderbans is about 140 kmph, while the wind speed in Kolkata is 70 kmph. All teams have wireless and satellites communications. Out of five cyclones, one develops during pre-monsoon season and four post monsoon. in 2013 Was appreciated by MS Dhoni for reprising the Captain Cool's character on the big screen The Patna-born Rajput became an instant hit with his good looks and boyish charm when he was noticed in the famous soap on Zee TV's 'Pavitra Rishta' in 2009. 'Amphan' was the first cyclone of the year. ... Odisha on May 20, 2020. Amphan took 40 hours after its formation to become a super cyclone. The NDRF chief said its teams have to now function keeping in mind the COVID-19 threat and are equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). Streets remain deserted as annoucements continue to be made requesting people to stay indoors. After cyclones Amphan and Nisarga, Nivar is heading towards Tamil Nadu is expected to make its impact on Wednesday. In view of the prevailing COVID-19 scenario, all teams are equipped with PPE,” the NDRF DG said. It is another form of new normal, we have to handle disasters considering the pandemic too. As far as lightning strikes in Odisha are concerned, the year 2020 witnessed a lower count of lightning strikes. All 20 units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) stationed in Odisha have been deployed in the State, while as many units have been pressed into service in West Bengal for relief and rescue efforts in the wake of Cyclone Amphan, NDRF Director General S.N. pic.twitter.com/ltVuRK5tBM. India is gearing up for what could be  one of its worst locust invasions  in decades. Cyclone Amphan is 125 km south-southeast of Digha in West Bengal, according to the latest update from IMD at 11.30 a.m. It … I would request [the Centre] to provide humanitarian relief and not to engage in any politics,” said Ms. Banerjee. The departure of Howrah-New Delhi AC Special Express for Wednesday has been cancelled owing to the super cyclone ‘Amphan’, the Eastern Railway said here. Printable version | Jan 12, 2021 8:09:15 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/amphan-cyclone-tracker-may-20-2020/article31629032.ece, Tourists stuck in the snowbound valley are being provided accommodation, medical help, and even cash. The State was hit by 2 cyclones (Daye and Titli) in 2018. “He spoke to the Union Minister Babul Supriyo, and Rajya Sabha MPs Manas Ranjan Bhunia & Sukhendu Sekhar Roy to ascertain the impact in West Bengal following the landfall of the cyclone,” the VP Secretariat said. The DG said all 20 teams present in Odisha have been deployed leaving none in reserve. The … Twenty Indian soldiers, including a Colonel, were killed and several others grievously injured in a violent physical skirmish with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley   region of eastern Ladhak  on Monday 15 june 2020 in a massive escalation of the continuing military confrontation in the high-altitude region since early-May even though no bullets were fired. 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 of West Bengal on May 20, 2020. While Odisha faced extremely severe cyclone Fani in the month of May, cyclone Bulbul impacted State in November, though the landfall was in West Bengal. The first cyclone was AMPHAN in May which intensified into a super cyclone. We are not dependent on any communication system. Indiay China border dispute latest updates 15 june 2020 The incident, which took place Monday night, was the worst flare-up along the border in more than five decades. The landfall process will commence from afternoon, said the update. Watch Queue Queue. You can support quality journalism by turning off ad blocker or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to The Hindu. More than 1.41 lakh people living in low-lying areas and thatched and mud houses in the vulnerable coastal regions were evacuated and shifted to cyclone shelters, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), P.K. India ( West Bengal, Odisha, Andaman Islands ), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan. Storm surges upto 5m expected. Several awareness activities are in progress in both these States. The process of landfall has begun, says Directer General, NDRF. Indian General Elections. In the fight, some soldiers either fell or were pushed into the river, officers said. “Due to the cyclone, flight operations at Kolkata airport has been suspended till 5 am of May 21,” a senior airport official said. - PTI. When the scientists removed tropospheric warming from their climate models, they found a 39 per cent reduction in rainfall carried by Cyclone Fani. But there have been unintended beneficiaries too. “We are hopeful that by 7 p.m. the entire cyclone will enter the land,” he added. Kolkata witnessed one of its most severe cyclones in many decades on Wednesday. The intensity of the cyclone near its centre as the landfall process started was recorded at 160-170 kmph, gusting to 190 kmph,” the weather department said. Amphan is entering West Bengal, near the Sunderbans. 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