After Cyclone Amphan left buildings destroyed, energy traces and roads broken and elements of Bengal flooded, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee known as it a “disaster”. 12 folks have died and the depend might go up, she mentioned final night time at her workplace in Kolkata, the place a management room had been set as much as monitor the cyclone.
“Shorbonash hoye galo (it’s a disaster),” mentioned Mamata Banerjee, calling the influence of Amphan “worse than coronavirus”.
She used the phrase “tandav (dance of fury)” to explain the influence of the storm, the worst to kind over the Bay of Bengal in years.
“I’m sitting within the struggle room. My workplace in Nabanna is shaking. I’m tackling a tough state of affairs on a struggle footing,” she mentioned on Wednesday night.
The cyclone ripped by way of the coastal districts of North and South 24 Paraganas of Bengal with heavy rain and windstorm, blowing away thatched homes, uprooting timber, electrical poles and flooding low mendacity areas.
Robust winds with pace as much as 125 kmph per hour upturned vehicles in Kolkata and left timber and electrical energy poles torn off and blocking roads.
There was an enormous energy minimize in massive elements of Kolkata, North 24 Paraganas and South Paraganas. The cellular and web providers have been additionally down because the cyclone had broken a number of communication towers.
Parts of a number of decrepit buildings got here crashing down in Kolkata. The Kolkata airport, which had been shut, was left flooded and lots of constructions inside broken.
Visuals confirmed massive waves crashing right into a seawall in Digha and Sunderban area.
“Space after space has been devastated. Communications are disrupted,” mentioned Ms Banerjee , including that though 5 lakh folks had been evacuated, state authorities had not totally anticipated the ferocity of the storm.
She estimated that the injury was value Rs one lakh crore.