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Cyclone Amphan

  • 18 May 2020
  • 1 min read

Why in News

Recently, the National Crisis Management Committee reviewed the preparedness for the impending cyclone Amphan.

  • At the national level, Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) and National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) are the key committees involved in the top-level decision-making related to Disaster Management.

Key Points

  • Cyclone Amphan (pronounced as UM-PUN) is a tropical cyclone formed over Bay of Bengal that has intensified and likely to turn into a “super cyclonic storm (maximum wind speed is 120 knots)”.
  • According to the India Meteorological Department forecast, it will make landfall as a very severe cyclone between the Sagar islands of West Bengal and the Hatiya islands of Bangladesh.
  • It has been named by Thailand.
  • Affected Regions:West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh.
  • Amphan is the second pre-monsoon cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal in two years. The first one was Cyclone Fani.
    • The pre-monsoon period is generally considered to be unsupportive for the formation of tropical cyclones.
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