Super Cyclone Amphan in the subcontinent

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Amphan has now been upgraded to a super cyclone. Creating a dedicated thread. 2020 just keeps on giving :(

 

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Looks like Odisha will be spared for now from this Um Pan Cyclone .
 

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:sad1: :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:

Its even more sad because mainstream media will devote more time on some celebrity controversy than disaster that is Amphan. We are a funny country.
 

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Amphan Update - One half of the landfall complete and Eyewall clouds falls right over Haldia and Diamond Harbour and should see blinding rains like sheet of water. While Kolkata falls right in the path of Cyclone. We can see the eye portion over Sagar Island without any clouds.
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Super Cyclone #Amphan is crossing West Bengal Coast between Digha&Hatiya close to Sunderban. The forward sector of wall clouds has entered into the land. Landfall process will continue and take 2-3 hours to complete: IMD in a bulletin issued at 4:30 pm; Visuals from Digha

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Satellite data via #NASA animated into a timelapse enabling the visualizing #CycloneAmphan over the last week till a short while ago as it makes landfall #India #Bangladesh


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Ridiculous & irresponsible, that grid was not shut down during the cyclone...
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Amphan !!

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And This is WH from 2012 movie,





Close enough I say
 
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WMO applauds India Meteorological Department for its prediction of cyclone Amphan


New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department’s forecast and updates on super cyclone Amphan have been deemed as "best practice" by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), an agency of the UN.

Terming the handling of the cyclone situation as an "excellent lesson", the WMO said the IMD was also to be commended for aiding India's neighbouring nations with accurate forecasts and preventing further loss of life and property.

IMD's predictions and updates were sent out to 13 countries to help them prepare for the damage. Bangladesh and Singapore were outlined as the countries to benefit most from IMD's predictions.

"The accurate prediction of genesis, track, intensity, landfall point and time, as well as associated adverse weather like storm surge, rainfall wind, by IMD with lead period of more than three days, has immensely helped in their early response and actions," WMO secretary-general E. Maneakova said in a letter to IMD.

M. Mohapatra, DG of IMD, said WMO’s praise was a great honour. “The timely and accurate predictions have helped the disaster management teams and authorities save hundreds of lives before any damage could be caused," Mohapatra told ET.

The UN in New York also kept a tab on the devastation brought on by the cyclone, with daily briefings inclusive of IMD's hourly bulletins that marked the progress of the cyclone.

The India Meteorological Department had received a similar positive message from WMO for its handling of the cyclone Fani in 2019.

A total of 98 lives were lost due to the cyclone, said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee last week. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is still working in the state to restore normalcy, more than two weeks after the super cyclone hit the coast of Bengal.
 

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