Century’s fiercest Storm, Amphan, about to hit the seashores of India
- A significant number of people are being evacuated from the vulnerable areas.
- High storm surge or tidal waves up to 4-6 meters high expected in West Bengal.
- In the wake of Amphan, the Indian Navy is on high alert to offer relief services.
Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that a super cyclone with the intensity equivalent to 3 hurricanes will hit the shores of West Bengal on Wednesday. The estimated wind speed of this Cyclone is said to be 77 miles per hour. When the Country is fighting the extremes caused by the Corona-Virus pandemic, this super cyclone- Amphan is said to be dislocating 3 million people from their hometowns shortly.
The storm is said to be hitting the fragile Sunderban region. Researchers are worried that this densely populated, low-lying area possessing capricious infrastructure will be damaged to a great extent by this strongest storm of the century.
As per the officials of the Indian metrological Department, the cyclone has become frail as it is heading towards the coastal region of India. We can witness heavy losses and large-scale damage in the near future. The changing climatic conditions cause a rise in the temperature of the ocean water. All these cyclonic storms arise in the first place to control the overall climate by moving the heat energy arising from tropics towards the pole.
The government officials have evacuated a large number of people by far and shelters are being prepared in the wholesale markets and government buildings with allowances made for social distancing.
In Odisha, as the Cyclone is hurtled towards the shores, heavy downpours coupled with high-velocity winds have caused immense destruction by flattening the fragile structures and uprooting the trees. The government has evacuated 1.7 lakh people from the vulnerable places of Odisha, by far.
Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is observing the development of the cyclone in the Bay of Bengal and the ships are placed on the stand-by to proceed whenever there may be the need of altruistic aid, evacuation and logistic support.
The Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on Tuesday appealed to members of Parliament to keep pace with the people of their areas proactively. He also urged the MPs to guide the local community about the efforts made by the agencies to provide the relief arrangements to them.