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PM Modi Arrives In Cyclone-Hit West Bengal,Met Mamata Banerjee At Airport ,76 Dead In Cyclone Amphan: 10 Points|Updates
"Shorbonash hoye galo (it is a catastrophe)," said Mamata Banerjee, calling the impact of Amphan "worse than coronavirus".
PM Modi Arrives In Cyclone-Hit West Bengal, Met Mamata Banerjee At Airport,76 Dead In Cyclone Amphan: 10 Points|Updates
New Delhi: Super Cyclone Amphan, which battered Bengal practically all day on Wednesday, has killed 76 people, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday. Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will fly along with PM Modi and Ms. Banerjee on the aerial survey in the state.
PM Modi arrives West Bengal to survey the ground situation after yesterday's havoc by super cyclone Amphan. This is the PM Modi's first travel outside Delhi in nearly three months as he remained in Delhi because of the nationwide lockdown.
Earlier today Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked the PM to visit the state and inspect the damage, which she said was in the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore.
On Thursday morning PM tweeted and said the entire country stands with Bengal and "no stone will be left unturned" to help those affected.
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1- Calling it one of the worst cyclones "not just in the history of Bengal, but the entire country," Mamata Banerjee said the state government has created a fund of Rs 1,000 crore to carry out the relief work.
2-On Thursday morning PM tweeted and said the entire country stands with Bengal and "no stone will be left unturned" to help those affected.
"Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy," the Prime Minister tweeted.
3-Ms.Banerjee said most of those died due to trees falling on them and electrocution.15 of 72 who died were from Kolkata and announced Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation to the families of those killed in the cyclone.
4-An aerial survey of the affected areas will be held today and the damage assessment teams will submit the report within the week. To survey in Kolkatta police are using drones to survey. Other's district will be surveyed next, said the Chief Minister
5-Health centers and medical camp are being set up to deal with the health issues that might crop up after the cyclone
6-Each minister has been asked to take responsibility for a district, the chief minister said. Relief in terms of providing drinking water, electricity, and restoring roads will be carried out immediately.
7-"Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy," the Prime Minister tweeted.
8- Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which barrelled into the coast with gusting winds of up 185 mph. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's last evening claim damage due to the cyclone could be in the region of Rs 1 lakh crore.
9- The cyclone ripped through the coastal district of North and South 24 paraganas of Bengal with heavy rain and windstorm, uprooting trees, electric poles and flooding low lying areas. Power and water were not available in many parts of Kolkatta this morning. Cellphone and internet services were also badly disrupted as the cyclone had damaged several communication towers.
10- In Odisha the cyclone also caused widespread devastation damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts. Around 44.8 lakh people were affected in Odhisha according to the government.