As Cyclone ‘Amphan’ made landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh, several areas in the state and Odisha witnessed heavy rainfall and strong winds gusting up to 185 km/hr. While people from coastal areas have been evacuated, many took to social media to share the status of the storm from their location.
Even though Amphan has weakened from “Super Cyclone” to an “Extremely Severe Cyclone”, it left a trail of destruction in Odisha and Bengal, uprooting trees and electric poles. “This is very very destructive,” wrote a user while sharing a video of the storm from East Midnapur in Bengal, while another shared a video of heavy rainfall at Dhaka.
Amphan coming. From a friend in Batanagar pic.twitter.com/HJk0PLwAk4
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