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PM Modi On Cyclone Amphan: "Nation Stands In Solidarity With West Bengal"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted on Thursday and said that the whole nation stands with West Bengal in solidarity and 'no ststone will be left unturned" to help those affected by the Super Cyclone Amphan.
States To PM Modi On Cyclone Amphan: "Nation Stands In Solidarity With West Bengal"
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted on Thursday and said that the whole nation stands with West Bengal in solidarity and "no stone will be left unturned" to help those affected by the Super Cyclone Amphan.
"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 wrote in the tweet.
In another following thread, his tweet further said that the teams of the National Disaster Relief Force teams are working tirelessly in the areas affected by the cyclone.
"Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government. No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected," his tweet read.
NDRF teams are working in the cyclone affected parts. Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2020
No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected.
The cyclone had sloshed the state capital city of Kolkata for more than four hours yesterday, uprooting trees, tumbeled electricity poles, damaged buildings and took the lives of at least 12 people.
The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the impact of Amphan was worse than the coronavirus pandemic and the damage occured can be count up to Rs 1 lakh crore.
Last night, when the CM spend the night in the control room, she defined the natural calamity as a 'catastrophe' and said in statement, "Sarvanash hoye gelo (this is a catastrophe)…"I am sitting in the war room. My office in Nabanna is shaking. I am tackling a difficult situation on a war footing. The storm is likely to continue till midnigh."
This Thursday morning saw Kolkata looking like a baffled city which has been uprooted by the monstrous Amphan! The whole city saw uprooted trees which fell on roads, snarled electric wires and damaged buildings blocking roads. Even the Kolkata airport was waterlogged, two hangers had sustained extensive damages. Many parts of the city suffered power outage, which has still not been restored.
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Kolkata and nearby areas saw winds of over 100 kmph and pounding rain after Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, made landfall this evening towards Sunderbans, a marshy region famous for its mangroves. Three people have died and many buildings in Kolkata were damaged. . . . "The impact of Cyclone Amphan on West Bengal has been worse than the coronavirus pandemic," Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. Damages due to Cyclone Amphan could be worth Rs 1 lakh crore, she added, while appealing for humanitarian aid. The eye of the cyclone was 30 km in diameter, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said. Over five lakh people have been taken to shelters in West Bengal and over one lakh in Odisha, the National Disaster Response Force (NRDF) chief said today in a press briefing. #amphan #cyclone #WestBengal #bengal #kolkata #damages #landfall #heavyrain #storm #IMD #ndrf #nationaldisasterresponseforce #latestupdates #liveupdates #amphancyclone #dailyaddaa #images #wind #sunderbans #bengal
At least two districts in Kolkata - the North and South 24 Parganas districts -- suffered extensive damages as winds blew with speed of upto 125 km per hour which turned the coastal areas hot and swept inland.
More than five lakh people have been transferred to shelters in Bengal and over one lakh in Odisha.