Amphan, the first tropical cyclone of the 2020 season in the North Indian basin, has made landfall in India yesterday.
The cyclone which ravaged through parts of Bengal and Odisha, brought with it heavy rain, winds, thunder and lightning.
Power supply and 4G network in Kolkata has been severely hit by cyclone Amphan as the West Bengal Governor termed the disaster as 'one of the worst storm in decades.'
According to unofficial data, at least 12 have been killed in Bengal due to the 'super cyclone'.
Photos from Bengal and Odisha on Twitter show the sheer aftermath of the damage left behind by the cyclone.
Jai RAM pur post office behala pic.twitter.com/4lpW9KCGGP— Gourav Sarkar (@gouravsarkar809) May 21, 2020
Total area is water logged for next 5 months because of no drainage system in Shyamnagar Kowgachi Bramhanpara, North 24 Parganas . Lot of trees drop down due to Amphan.#AmphanSuperCyclone #IamSumanDe pic.twitter.com/lXlHu0MqJq— Pratik Dutta (@leopratik80) May 21, 2020
This image is from Jadavpur and adjoining areas in South Kolkata. Look at what #CycloneAmphan has left behind, total destruction. #CycloneAmphanUpdate #Amphan #AmphanUpdates pic.twitter.com/x1OKoIvk2I— Dibyendu Mondal (@dibyendumondal) May 21, 2020
The India Meteorological Department has said that the storm is likely to maintain its intensity till morning of May 21 (today). However, it will soon weaken into a deep depression over Bangladesh.