The Indian Meteorological Department on May 18th warned the status of the cyclone Amphan forming in the Bay of Bengal has become powerful enough to be called a super cyclone – the highest category of cyclones given by India.
After five days from the warning, the cyclone has gone, leaving behind a trail of an uprooted life, damaged properties, and whatnot. Ferocious winds touching 180 Kms wreaked havoc in West Bengal, Odhisa, and Bangladesh.
Here are some visuals of the devastation the storm has caused to the City of Joy.
— Nandini Idnani (@idnani_nandini) May 21, 2020
#SuperCycloneAmphan hits Bengal ! Complete power outage in our area. #AmphanCyclon #AmphanUpdates #WestBengal #WeatherUpdate #Amphan #AmphanCyclone #CycloneAmphan #CycloneAmphanUpdates pic.twitter.com/9SlJG1ZVL3#AmphanCyclon
— प्रशांत राठौर (@prashan49939961) May 21, 2020
It's nature's fury. God! Protect us. 🙏#AmphanCyclon has hit our states of Bengal & Odhisa very badly. Somebody sent this video shot during the cyclone. The bus is without a driver in it. We can imagine the level of destruction it would have caused. Prayers for the affected 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ngHiubVsTy
— Ritu Jaiswal (@activistritu) May 21, 2020
These are the visuals of one of the Porsche area of Kolkata , worried about other part of Kolkata. Praying and hope everyone is safe . #AmphanCyclon #AmphanCyclon #AmphanUpdate #AmphanCycloneUpdate #southkolkata pic.twitter.com/XVZSmFVdOs
— Anup Gupta (@AnupGuptaCE) May 21, 2020
Terrifyingly dark clouds meandering over Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) May 20, 2020
Kolkata’s one-of-a-kind College street ravaged
The visuals from the aftermath of cyclone Amphan only reaffirm our tiny state at the cusp of nature’s fury.
(Cover image courtesy of unknown via Twitter)