Amphan cyclone has already taken lives of 84 citizens across India and Bangladesh. The cyclone has made a landfall on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain. The storm is weakening as it moves north into Bhutan.
Thousands of trees were uprooted in the gales, electricity and telephone lines brought down and houses flattened and Many of Kolkata’s roads are flooded and its 14 million people without power. It is further reported that The storm is the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal since 1999. Though its winds had weakened by the time it struck, it was still classified as a very severe cyclone.
Evacuation procedures of cyclone affected areas have become hard as the Covid-19 and social-distancing measures made it more difficult, with shelters unable to be used to full capacity.