Extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan to hit Odisha, Bengal

Last Modified Wednesday, 20 May 2020 (10:25 IST)
New Delhi:The Amphan, though slightly weakened, is expected to make its landfall close to Sunderbans between Digha (Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) as an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" on Wednesday afternoon.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) head M Mohapatra, the cyclone will dump heavy rain with winds howling at 155-165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph fearing huge losses.
"After the 1999 cyclone, is the most intense and the first super cyclone," Mr Mohapatra informed.
"We are dealing with a multi-hazard scenario. Devastating winds are likely to cause extensive damage," the IMD chief maintained.(UNI)