Amphan: India facing second super cyclone, says NDRF chief

Amphan: India facing second super cyclone, says NDRF chief

Super cyclone Amphan will make landfall on May 20 between Digha in West Bengal and Hatia island in Bangladesh, chief of the National Disaster Response Force, S N Pradhan, said on Monday.

Addressing a hurriedly convened news conference , Pradhan said the NDRF wasn't taking Amphan lightly because it is merely the second time that India is facing an excellent cyclone.

He said this is often often a really significant incident as this is the second super cyclone after the primary hit Odisha in 1999.

The landfall of cyclone Amphan would get on May 20 between Digha in West Bengal and Hatia Island in Bangladesh, he said.

The director-general of the NDRF said his force has dedicated a complete of 53 teams, including those on standby, for cyclone-affected states of Odisha and West Bengal .

"It may be a dual challenge as cyclone is striking within the time of Covid-19 outbreak; we are taking all precautions," he said.