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India: Tropical Cyclone: 2020/05/19 Country Information on DRR

Period 2020/05/19
Country or District India
Event Type Tropical Cyclone
Outline Tropical Cyclone Amphan is currently located in the central Bay of Bengal and will track north, north-eastward towards India and Bangladesh. According to the latest forecasts, the cyclone will make a landfall on 20 May somewhere in NE India, West Bengal and Bangladesh coast. It is expected that it will bring strong winds, very rough sea conditions, storm surge and heavy rain across Odisha and west Bengal coasts.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2020/05/26
In India, Odisha and West Bengal states were affected, with nearly 60 million people affected and at least 80 people killed in West Bengal alone. More than 700,000 people were evacuated across India and at least 80,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.

ECHO 2020/05/22
At least 77 deaths in India and 25 in Bangladesh have been reported so far. Over three million people in both countries continue to remain in community shelters.

BBC 2020/05/21
At least 72 people have died in West Bengal state of India.

Reuters 2020/05/20
West Bengal Chief said at least 10 people had died in the state, and two districts been completely battered by one of the strongest storms to hit the region in several years.

ECHO 2020/05/20
According to media reports, national authorities in India are evacuating 1.1 to 1.2 million people from Odisha, while 2 million in Bangladesh.

ECHO 2020/05/17
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for this region. A red alert has been issued for Gangetic West Bengal. The Government of Odisha has identified 567 cyclone shelters, as well as 7,000 community buildings to relocate around 1.1 million people across 649 villages along the seacoast.

Geographycal Data

PDC 2020/05/20
Tropical Cyclone Amphan (India): Estimated Wind Impact Analysis Warning (as pf 9 May 2020 2100 UTC)

ECHO 2020/05/19
India, Bangladesh | Tropical Cyclone AMPHAN – DG ECHO Daily Map | 19/05/2020


International Charter 2020/05/19
Cyclone Amphan in India

Govt. India, International Charter 2020/05/27
Cyclone "AMPHAN" Affected Areas in Part of Balasore & Mayurbhanj districts, Odisha State (27 May 2020)

Govt. India, International Charter 2020/05/28
Cyclone "AMPHAN" Affected Areas in Part of Balasore districts, Odisha State (28 May 2020)

Govt. India, International Charter 2020/05/27
Cyclone "AMPHAN" Affected Areas in Part of East Medinapur, West Bengal State (27 May 2020)

Sentinel Asia 2020/05/18
Storm and Flood in India on 18 May 2020