New Delhi: 19 May 2020 Union Home Minister Amit Shah today spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and offered the centre’s support to deal with the situation arising out of super cyclone Amphan. The super cyclonic storm is very likely to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm before it hits the West Bengal tomorrow, the Met department said this morning.
During his phone calls with Ms Banerjee and Mr Patnaik, the Home Minister took stock of the situation in the two states.
Amphan, pronounced as um-pun, could cause large-scale damage, the weather office had said. It intensified into a super cyclonic storm on Monday and as of 5:30 this morning, it was about 520 km away from the Odisha coast in Paradip and 670 km from Bengal’s Digha.