... in West Bengal and Odisha. Cyclones that form in every basin around the world are named by Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs) and Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres (RSMCs). "It intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm at 2:30am today. The Very High Frequency (VHF) HAM radio stations were used to rescue people caught in the midst of the severe cyclone, “We operated 37 VHF HAM radio stations with the help of our 42 volunteers spread in various districts of the state. Md. The coastal state of Odisha and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh were also impacted by the cyclone. The financial crisis would have a long-term impact as it might deter farmers from mango cultivation next year. The cyclone has only added to our woes. According to media reports, the chief minister has said that three lakh (300,000) people have been evacuated to relief shelters in West Bengal. The 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was the costliest North Indian Ocean cyclone season in recorded history, largely due to Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan.The North Indian Ocean cyclone season has no official bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and November, with peaks in late April to May and October to November. West Bengal, Odisha and coastal areas of Bangladesh on high alert for super-cyclone Published: 18 May 2020 India prepares to evacuate a million as Cyclone Amphan nears Shyamali Pramanik, a 30-year-old homemaker who lives at Ghormara island in Sundarbans, broke down as she returned to the island, two days of Amphan along with her husband and minor daughter, “I had left livestock and a mud house before being shifted to a relief camp but nothing is left now except a collapsed wall with no roof. Our volunteers communicated the information about people trapped in affected areas to the administration who in turn sent National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams for their rescue. The absence of internet further compounded the woes as the official work came to a complete halt. We fear that around 38,000 tonnes of mangoes have been destroyed in the cyclone,” Sayed Nurul Islam, 50, a mango farmer at Poranpur village in Malda district, told Mongabay-India. There were 13 suggestions each from 13 countries. More cyclones form in the Bay of Bengal than in the Arabian Sea. The rising air pollution would increase pulmonary diseases,” pointed out Somendra Mohan Ghosh, auto emissions consultant and environmentalist. The names like Arnab, Nisarga, Aag, Vyom, Azar, Prabhanjan, Tej, Gati, Lulu among 160 other names were listed. It seems to be doomsday because Allah (almighty) is furious at human beings and has been punishing us by letting lose one fury after another,” he said, as his five-year-old daughter sat beside him, listening in. It is expected to further intensify into a super cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours," ANI quoted IMD director general Mrutyunjaya Mohapatra. Cyclone ‘Amphan’ (pronounced UM-PUN) has intensified into a super cyclonic storm and is likely to move across the northeast Bay of Bengal, and cross the coasts of West Bengal … The list was extended in 2018 to include five more countries-- Yemen, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar. Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal Kolkata 2020 Amphan Super Cyclone. When a storm develops over the Indian ocean, it is referred to as tropical cyclones or severe cyclonic storms. The lockdown had already caused substantial damage to our business and the cyclone has been like a swansong. With a low pressure of 966 ar, the 1970 Bhola Cyclone was one of the extremely severe cyclonic storms that occurred in India. Increase in pollution is a concern post the lockdown. It claimed four lives and 2,000 livestock in Maharashtra.The remaining three cyclones -- Nivar, Burevi and Gati -- formed during the post-monsoon season. It was also the fourth super … Notwithstanding the surge in COVID-19 cases and a super cyclone that left a trail of destruction in its wake, West Bengal's political cauldron was on the boil through 2020… It was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the Ganges Delta since Sidr of the 2007 season and the first super cyclonic storm to have formed in the Bay of Bengal since the 1999 Odisha cyclone. Most of the casualties were due to electrocution, falling trees and collapsing structures. I sold eggs and livestock for livelihood but everything is gone. Last month, the IMD listed names of 169 cyclones provided by these countries. Cyclone Amphan turned into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday (18 May, 2020) evening and also hit the coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh by Wednesday (20 May, 2020). Photo by Tirthankar Das. The cyclone has finished whatever little was left. It also helps the media, disaster managers, scientific community, and others. We have saved the lives of several people because of radio.”. [Analysis] Cyclone Amphan puts focus back on millions displaced by climate disasters, You may republish Mongabay content in your publication at no cost. The Meteorological Department is also mandated to issue advisories to 12 other countries in the region on the development of cyclones and storms. “We are going to witness at least 400 percent rise in the pollution level against the permissible limit of World Health Organisation (WHO) as most of the green cover of the city and districts have been lost in the cyclone. According to media reports, the state agriculture minister Ashish Banerjee had indicated that Cyclone Amphan has impacted the farming sector in at least 14 of the 23 districts in West Bengal and the loss incurred may create an all-time record. Cyclone Amphan News: 72 people dead in West Bengal, PM Modi to conduct aerial survey Friday. ‘Amphan’ was the last name in the current list and was supposed to be taken up as the name of the first cyclone to occur in the region in 2020. 19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in West Bengal in view of the approaching cyclone. Two days after the tragedy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took a joint aerial survey of the affected areas on May 22 and declared an advance assistance fund of Rs 10 billion for the relief work. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday questioned the West Bengal government's claim that the state suffered losses worth Rs 1 lakh crore due to cyclone ''Amphan'', alleging it … As suggested by the 13 countries, IMD released a list of cyclone names in April, 2020. There are a total of five TCWCs in the world and six RSMCs, including the India Meteorological Department (IMD). “The cyclone … On May 14, the weather office dispatched an alert on the brewing storm, Cyclone Amphan, to the National Disaster Response Force and the chief secretaries of eight states and Union Territories. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she had never seen in her lifetime this level of devastation as she requested the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for “help”. The … Ziaul Ahmed has fearful memories of howling winds blowing away tin-covers of houses when cyclone Amphan hit the eastern coast of India on May 20. Mongabay-India is a conservation and environment news and features service that aims to bring high quality, original reports from nature’s frontline in India. West Bengal faces the brunt of Cyclone Amphan West Bengal faces the brunt of Cyclone Amphan Cyclone Amphan, hit West Bengal on May 20 claiming 86 lives so far and affecting over 10 million people in the eastern Indian state. India has so far named Agni, Akash, Bijli, Jal, Lehar Magh, Sagar and Vayu. Cyclone Amphan News: 72 people dead in West Bengal, PM Modi to conduct aerial survey Friday At least 72 people were killed in West Bengal as Cyclone Amphan battered Kolkata and other districts. The deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood has rapidly intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ (pronounced as Um-pun), the India Meteorological Department said in its latest bulletin. After 2 days, BOB 03 formed, impacting and affecting West Bengal, Bangladesh and the Northeast India. “I have never heard or seen something like this ever before. The power utility company has said that it would take at least another few days to restore the power supply as the wires have got snapped in various places,” said Sujay Verma, 38, a software engineer who lives in EM bypass area of Kolkata. Cyclone Amphan made its landfall in West Bengal between Digha and Hatiya on the afternoon of May 20, as a very severe cyclonic storm with sustained wind speeds of 155-165 kilometres per hour spiralling up to 185 kilometres per hour. The heavy rainfall brought by the cyclone uprooted over 5,000 trees as well as several lampposts and traffic signals across the state. Malda produces around 500,000 tonnes of mangoes every year with around 4 lakh people dependent on the mango trade. As such, the eastern coast is more prone to cyclones and about 80 percent of the total cyclones generated in the Indian Ocean strike the east coast of India. The city airport was flooded in rainwater causing damage to a small private aircraft which was parked in a hangar and two hangars were destroyed. It was a weak storm. Cyclone Amphan made its landfall in West Bengal between Digha and Hatiya on the afternoon of May 20, as a very severe cyclonic storm with sustained wind speeds of 155-165 kilometres per hour spiralling up to 185 kilometres per hour. It was also the most intense tropical cyclone in the 2020 part of the 2019-20 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Cyclone Amphan to hit West Bengal and Odisha The cyclone ‘Amphan’, which is currently moving over Southeast Bay of Bengal, is likely to turn into a very severe storm and make a … ! (Express photo) After the very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul last year, Cyclone Amphan on Wednesday swept through the coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha, leaving a trail of destruction (see photos here) and claiming as many as 72 lives so far. We have managed to save around 8000 people and sent them to safer locations,” said Ambarish Nag Biswas, founder of West Bengal Radio Club comprising radio enthusiasts as its members. We have 43 multipurpose cyclone shelters in the district and 17 departmental shelters and we have identified 550 temporary shelters such as school building etc.,”, “Earlier each shelter could house 2000 people. The last cyclone Fani was named by Bangladesh. We are ready to shell double the amount for water cans but still, nobody is willing to come to our apartment fearing the risk of virus getting spread. Banner image: A man walks past a fallen tree and damaged car in Kolkata after Cyclone Amphan struck the city. Soon, the rising water and erosion will wipe off our existence,” said Pramanik. It was also a weak storm, lasting for 2 days. Kumbh Mela 2021: These 4 trains will resume operations from Monday for.. Haryana CM Khattar blames BKU chief for instigating farmers at 'kisan mahapanchayat' venue, Coronavirus Vaccine Updates: A look at how different states have prepared for world's largest inoculation drive, Indonesia Plane Crash: Black boxes, body parts of passengers on Boeing 737-500 recovered | Updates, Bird Flu Scare: Delhi's Sanjay Lake declared 'alert zone'; over 400 birds found dead in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu govt to provide free 2GB daily internet data to students for online classes | Details inside, Union Budget 2021: What is Economic Survey and why is it important? Amphan, which means sky in Thai, could very well live up to its name as the super cyclone has caused unprecedented havoc in parts of West Bengal and Odisha with West Bengal staring at … The names like Arnab, Nisarga, Aag, Vyom, Azar, Prabhanjan, Tej, Gati, Lulu among 160 other names were listed. Tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones are named by various warning centres to provide ease of communication between forecasters and people regarding warnings and forecasts. Cyclone Amphan battered several parts of West Bengal and Odisha on Wednesday. 3 billion. The names are aimed to reduce confusion in case of multiple storms in the same basin. Eight countries in the region-- Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, Myanmar, Maldives, Bangladesh and India contributes to a set of names assigned sequentially whenever a cyclonic storm develops. and provide personalised recommendations. Also Read: Cyclone Amphan | India sees second super cyclone after 1999, here's all you need to know about it. The fiercest cyclone to hit West Bengal in 100 years destroyed mud houses and crops, and uprooted trees and electric poles. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) released a new list of 169 cyclone names this week. At least 19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in West Bengal in view of the approaching cyclone. Apart from West Bengal, the natural disaster left a sea of destruction in the fertile Sunderbans, home to millions and uprooted their lives within hours. River embankments have been breached in South and North 24 Parganas districts in West Bengal, leaving several houses inundated as water through the breaches slipped into remote settlements, mostly in the Sundarbans. Adopting names for cyclones makes it easier for the general public to remember. As suggested by the 13 countries, IMD released a list of cyclone names in April, 2020. The panel members’ name is registered alphabetically nation-wise, beginning with Bangladesh followed by India, Iran and more. Among the worst affected districts in West Bengal are Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, East and West Midnapore, Nadia and East Burdwan. Nisarga, the devastating cyclonic storm followed the cyclone called Amphan that caused widespread damage in West Bengal and Bangladesh coast in May 2020. In May 2020, cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Bangladesh destroyed everything that lay ahead of its path. West Bengal, Odisha flooded as cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc The toll in India from the cyclone, including the two dead in Odisha on Wednesday, stood at 74 at the time of going to print. The name Nisarga was suggested by Bangladesh. Breaking News, Latest Updates Highlights of January 10. The Kachuberia jetty collapses at Bakkhali due to the impact of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on May 20, 2020. We have also lost one acre of banana plantation and three acres of sesame plantation,” rued Pranballav Howlader, 62, a farmer-entrepreneur and resident of Bishwanathpur village in North 24 Parganas. At a time when internet and power connectivity had died down, radio proved to be of great help for the administration and those trapped in the affected areas across the state. Cyclone Amphan likely to hit West Bengal tomorrow: Why do we name catastrophes and how cyclonic storms get their names For tropical cyclones developing in the North Indian Ocean, countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan and Thailand send their names to the regional tropical cyclone committee FP Staff May 19, 2020 07:55:18 IST According to … It is characterised by strong winds, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. With the month of March being the least active of the year, Intense Tropical Cyclone Herold formed, becoming the first major tropical cyclone, which is Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. “We have been living without power and potable water for over 60 hours. IMD names the cyclones that develop over north Indian ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea following a standard procedure. The cyclone Amphan comes a year after cyclone 'Fani' on May 3, 2019 that claimed the lives of 64 people. Apart from human and livestock casualties, the cyclone has caused severe losses to farmers by destroying their standing crops of paddy, mangoes, lychee when it was a time for harvest. 1 New Update Click here for latest updates The West Bengal government estimates that 21,560 sq km of area has been affected in the cyclone impacting the lives of millions of people. Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, has slammed into Bengal and Odisha, bringing with it heavy rain, winds and … Now the target is 200 per shelter. The new list included the last name from the previous list 'Amphan' as it remained unused at the time of release. It may be noted that in June this year, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was forced to order a probe after allegations of large-scale corruption by TMC leaders in cyclone Amphan distribution had emerged. Ghoramara island, that had a population of over 5,000 as per the 2011 census of India, now has just 650 people living on it. We depended on selling timber for livelihood but nothing is left anymore. The last cyclone Fani was named by Bangladesh. The tropical cyclone had intensified into a super cyclonic storm between May 17 and 18, according to IMD. “The lockdown had already made it difficult to arrange water cans from the market. Nivar is the third name to be used from the new list of names for North Indian Ocean Cyclones, released in 2020. Most of the trees were over eight decades old but everything has got destroyed. Sydney Racism Row: Cricket Australia ensured strict action against.. Balakot airstrike discussed during TV debate in Pakistan, This website follows the DNPA’s code of conduct. “We also managed to arrange ambulances for the people after getting messages on radio. At least 72 people were killed in West Bengal as Cyclone Amphan … By continuing to use our website, you agree The 2020 locust outbreak was the worst Kenya has seen in 70 years, and the worst in 25 years for countries like Ethiopia, Somalia, and India. The administration should have made arrangements for speedy repairs as the severity of the cyclone was known beforehand,” said Anjana Biswas, 42, a homemaker in central Kolkata. The cyclone is still forecast to move north by northeast, which will take its eye through the eastern fringes of Kolkata, the metropolis where wind and rain have already picked up significantly. Naming cyclones makes it easy to identify individual cyclones, create awareness, send warnings to increase preparedness and remove confusion in case of multiple cyclones over a region. Before the cyclone reached land, the West Bengal government … Cyclone Amphan turned into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday (18 May, 2020) evening and also hit the coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh by Wednesday (20 May, 2020). It caused severe flooding and storm surge in the country, with approximately 72,000 metric tons of crops being lost, with a total value of Tk 2.6 billion (US$31 million). The names for the cyclones are used consecutively column-wise. Coronavirus Vaccine Updates: A look at how different states have prepared.. While most districts of West Bengal are impacted, the Sundarbans region is the worst hit because it is an ecologically fragile zone. The images of the devastation continue to give him sleepless nights. These shelters, however, are not housing migrant returnees in quarantine.”. to our. The region is yet to recover from the damage caused by Cyclones Aila, Fani and Bulbul in the past. “We could house 20 to 30 people in one room but now we have instructed that not more than five people should be housed in one room. According to Mrityunjan Haldar, disaster management official, East Midnapore, the capacity of permanent cyclone shelters to house people has reduced to one-tenth in compliance with social distancing norms. Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan was a powerful and catastrophic tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in Eastern India, specifically West Bengal, and in Bangladesh in May 2020. Cyclone Amphan … All you need to know, Sydney Racism Row: Cricket Australia ensured strict action against offenders, says Jay Shah; ICC seeks report. The powerful storm ripped … Usually, the year's first tropical storm is given the name beginning with letter A and second with B and so on. Burdwan (East) which is the largest paddy growing district of the state has suffered an estimated of around Rs. Deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclone Amphan: IMD. Kolkata: Cyclone Amphan Wednesday ravaged several parts of West Bengal, including capital Kolkata, killing at least 12 people. According to weather.com, Amphan is suggested by Thailand. 9 November 2019: Cyclone Bulbul made landfall near West Bengal, and crossed into Bangladesh. The coastal state of Odisha and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh were also impacted by the cyclone. The cyclone Amphan comes a year after cyclone 'Fani' on … It would take at least seven years for the trees to start absorbing carbon dioxide. The district has 43 multipurpose cyclone shelters spread across seven blocks. Bird Flu Scare: Delhi's Sanjay Lake declared 'alert zone'; over 400 birds.. Haryana CM Khattar blames BKU chief for instigating farmers at 'kisan.. This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience The coronavirus outbreak has been followed by cyclone Amphan. At least 19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in West Bengal in view of the approaching cyclone. Amphan was the worst cyclone in Bengal in 283 years. Copyright © 2020 Jagran Prakashan Limited. The cyclone Amphan comes a year after cyclone 'Fani' on May 3, 2019 that claimed the lives of 64 people. The state government has confirmed that 86 people have lost their lives in West Bengal while the financial losses for the state have been pegged to around 1 lakh crore ($15.38 billion). The first peak is from May to June, and the other is from mid-September to mid-December. Starting right from the 1970 Bhola Cyclone to Cyclone Nisarga in 2020, here is all about the history of cyclones in India so far: 1970 Bhola Cyclone. As a result, 70 percent of the crop got destroyed. For mango growers in Murshidabad and Malda districts of West Bengal are no different as the unfavourable climatic conditions coupled with lockdown had already led to severe losses, “The mango production sustained severe damage due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms during February-March, this year when the flowers were sprouting. The tropical cyclone had intensified into a super cyclonic storm between May 17 and 18, according to IMD. The new list also includes cyclone Amphan, which remained unused at the time of release. Cyclone Amphan caused an estimated $13.2 billion in damage in India's West Bengal: government source By Vedika Sud and Prema Rajaram, CNN Updated 5:25 AM ET, Fri May 22, 2020 The state govt had decided to provide ₹20,000 each to 5 lakh people who had suffered damage to their houses due to the cyclone, but soon, more than 2000 complaints were filed with the … New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amphan is a severe cyclonic storm that is set to hit the coast of West Bengal's Digha and Hatia Islands of Bangladesh during the afternoon or evening of May 20. It began in May 2018, when Cyclone … IMAGE: Milkmen wade through a flooded road after Cyclone … It formed in the pre-monsoon season and crossed West Bengal coast over the Sundarbans on May 20.It claimed 90 lives and about 4,000 livestock, mainly in West Bengal, the IMD said in its State of Climate of India during 2020. — Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) May 23, 2020. The MeT department stated that Cyclone Amphan, formed in the Bay of Bengal with Odisha and West Bengal in its crosshairs, is likely to become a super cyclone in 12 hours. The 35-year-old who lives on Kultali island of Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem, considers himself lucky to have survived after having being shifted to a relief camp by a rescue team, hours before the disaster struck. Protests broke out in several pockets of Kolkata for the delay in restoring normalcy. Measures to check the spread of COVID-19 pandemic have compounded efforts to keep people safe from cyclone Amphan even as migrant workers return home. “We had around 150 trees but all have got uprooted in the fierce storm. Soon after the fury of the storm subsided, the snapped electrical wires and damage to water pipes led to power outages and water shortages in pockets across the state and in the state capital of Kolkata. In 1737, the Great Bengal Cyclone killed an … According to meteorology, cyclone is a large scale of mass that rotates around a strong centre of low atmospheric pressure. For the Indian Ocean region, naming of cyclones began in 2000 and formula was agreed in 2004. At least 19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in West Bengal in view of the approaching cyclone. Nivar, suggested by Iran is the third name to be used from the new list of names for North Indian Ocean Cyclones, released in 2020. It was suggested by Iran. Read more: [Analysis] Cyclone Amphan puts focus back on millions displaced by climate disasters. Notwithstanding the surge in COVID-19 cases and a super cyclone that left a trail of destruction in its wake, West Bengal's political cauldron was on the boil through 2020… Cyclone Amphan Cyclone Amphan to intensify over Bay of Bengal on May 16; rains expected in Andamans, Odisha, West Bengal: IMD. It was proposed back in September 2004 for storms over north Indian ocean. Most of them have fled over the years because of rapid erosion and rising water level shrinking it every day. Cyclone Amphan: In a telephonic conversation with Mamata Banerjee, Amit Shah discussed the arrangements and preparedness in West Bengal, where the cyclone is expected to land on Wednesday. There are two definite peaks of tropical cyclones in the North Indian Ocean. Pollution would increase pulmonary diseases, ” pointed out Somendra Mohan Ghosh, auto emissions consultant environmentalist... 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