Cyclone Amphan: 6 hours of fury that devastated parts of Kolkata
- ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ 21 ਮਈ 2020
- Cyclone Amphan made landfall in the coastal region of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20. The speed recorded was nearly 155-165 kmph around 2.30 pm. Amphan also entered Kolkata uprooting hundreds of trees. Buildings and lamp posts were damaged by the intensity of Amphan. A hangar at Kolkata airport was damaged. Parts of the airport were submerged under water. Kolkata looked greyer than usual on May 21. The roads resembled a battlefield strewn with uprooted trees. Civic authorities and NDRF teams worked overtime to clear the roads. Amphan’s 6 hours of monstrous fury left Kolkata and most of south Bengal pulverised.