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Cyclone Amphan

Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall Wednesday afternoon in West Bengal. It has been preceded by heavy rains and strong winds in the state and Odisha.

May 20, 2020

Policemen remove a damaged structure from a road during gusty winds as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, at Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district.

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Villagers walk on a road during a storm due to Cyclone Amphan at Kakdwip near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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A cyclist holding an umbrella rides through wind and rain ahead of the landfall of cyclone Amphan, in Bhubaneswar.

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Fishing boats anchored along the shore of Talasari Beach as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Baleswar district.

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In this India Meteorological Department (IMD) released satellite image captured at approximately 5 pm is seen Cyclone Amphan along the costal areas of Bay of Bengal. Extremely severe cyclonic storm ''Amphan'' made a landfall at 2:30 pm on Wednesday between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh.

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Trees sway as heavy gusty induced by super cyclone Amphan hit Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district.

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People watch as waves crash along the shore of Talasari Beach as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Baleswar district.

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Fire and Rescue Service personnel clear uprooted trees on a road following gusty winds as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Kendrapada district.

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A man struggles to hold his umbrella and walk against high wind in Kolkata. Amphan, a powerful cyclone has slammed ashore along the coastline of India and Bangladesh where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic.

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A small ship moored on the swollen Hooghly River due to a cyclonic storm in Kolkata. Amphan, a powerful cyclone has slammed ashore along the coastline of India and Bangladesh where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Commuters walk along the city's iconic landmark, Howrah Bridge to cross the Hooghly River as it rains in Kolkata.

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A motorcyclist wades through a waterlogged street during heavy rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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In this satellite image taken from India Meteorological Department (IMD) at 13:26 IST shows Cyclone Amphan along the costal areas of Bay of Bengal. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2020, and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on Cyclone Amphan

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near R&B office in Bhadrak.

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A tree blocks a road after being uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near R&B office in Bhadrak.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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A tree uprooted due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district,. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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A labourer cuts the wood of an uprooted tree due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Ranchi. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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People with their belongings on their way to a cyclone shelter ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Bhadrak.

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Police personnel seal Park Street flyover ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the super cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards across Gangetic West Bengal and Bangladesh after making landfall today.

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Firefighters cut an uprooted tree due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, at Bhandaripokhari block in Bhadrak district. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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Waves crash at the bank of Ganga river in the backdrop of dark clouds covering the sky ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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Firefighters gather at the spot where a thatched house collapsed due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, at Baralapokhari under Charampa GP in Bhadrak district. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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Fishermen pull their boat at Talasari beach as heavy wind flowing ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wearing a mask, monitors the movement of cyclone 'Amphan' from the control room of Nabanna (state secretariat) ahead of its landfall, in Kolkata.

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Turbulent waves crash into the coast Kasimedu Fishing Harbour, ahead of landfall by Cyclone Amphan, in Chennai.

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Dark clouds cover the sky over the Hooghly river ahead of Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata.

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Dark clouds cover the sky over the Hooghly river ahead of Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata.

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Fishing boat anchored on the bank of Hooghly river ahead of Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata.

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IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra with NDRF Chief SN Pradhan, Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash and others brief the media over cyclone 'Amphan', at NMC in New Delhi.

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Deputy Director-General of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Sanjib Bandyopadhyay and G K Das (R) monitor the progress of the cyclone ‘Amphan’ at RMC in Kolkata.

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Trucks are stranded on a bridge across River Mahanadi at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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Senior State government officials alert villagers about the landfall of cyclone 'Amphan', at Pathorpratima in South 24 Paragnas, West Bengal.

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Evacuated children wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus stand at a relief camp at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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District administration evacuated fishermen from Kankadapal village ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district, Odisha.

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel evacuate villagers residing in low lying seaside areas, ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, Odisha.

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People watch as waves crash along the shore ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district, Odisha.

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Fishermen pull their boat back to shore amidst rough sea, ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Amphan, at Puri beach.

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Boats are anchored at a fishing harbor at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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The Kachuberia jetty collapses at Bakkhali due to the impact of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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A makeshift shop destroyed by the sea waves at Bakkhali due to the landing of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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Villagers repair a bank that was destroyed by sea waves at Bakkhali due to the landing of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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The collapsed police barricades at Howrah Bridge after strong winds due to Cyclone Amphan, at Howrah Bridge, in Howrah.

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Villagers walk along a deserted road during rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, at Kasba in Birbhum district.

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Villagers shift to safe place from Bakkhali to save themselves from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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A man covers himself with a plastic sheet and walks in the rain ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Bhadrak district, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. A strong cyclone blew heavy rains and strong winds into coastal India and Bangladesh after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by coronavirus.

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