New Delhi: Following a warning that Cyclone Amphan is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting with officials of the Union Home Ministry and National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) on Monday afternoon to review the situation.
“To review the arising cyclone situation in various parts of the country, PM @narendramodi ji will chair a high level meeting with MHA & NDMA, today at 4pm,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.
The ministry has said Cyclone Amphan will hit West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a “very severe cyclone” with wind speed up to 185kmph on Wednesday.
In an advisory to the West Bengal and Odisha governments, the ministry that Cyclone Amphan is now spotted over the central parts of the south Bay of Bengal and the adjoining central Bay of Bengal.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said Amphan will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Island (Bangladesh) on Wednesday (May 20) afternoon or evening as a very severe cyclonic storm.
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