CLIMATE CHANGE IS INFLUENCING WHERE TROPICAL CYCLONES HAPPEN MOST FREQUENTLY, STUDY SAYS. [81] Evacuations began on 17 May in Jagatsinghpur, beginning with the elderly and pregnant living in thatched homes. Flooded rivers affected parts of Rangabali and Galachipa upazilas in Patuakhali district and parts of Khulna district. Selon le National Emergency Response Centre, les inondations et glissements de terrain provoqués par les pluies de la mousson 2020 on fait plus de 400 morts à travers l'Inde. Ça sent de plus en plus l'été austral ! La signature satellite du cyclone est particulièrement impressionnante. Amphan has intensified from 65 knots (75 mph) sustained winds to 140 knots (160 mph). Amphan has a huge wind radii! [38] Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata was closed until 21 May, with planes evacuating or chocked and the airport terminal roof fortified to minimize damage. Areas at risk of landslides were stabilized with bamboo and concrete walls. In refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, where the first 10 coronavirus cases were confirmed last week, authorities and U.N. workers prepared 50 shelters and assigned 256 volunteer units. CLICK HERE FOR MORE WEATHER COVERAGE FROM FOX NEWS. [5][6] The area of low pressure was located within a favorable environment for further development with good equator-ward outflow, exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures between 32-34°C recorded in the basin, and low vertical wind shear. [56] Seven thousand domestic animals were also moved to shelter under the direction of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. [17], Roxy Mathew Koll, a scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and lead author of IPCC Oceans and Cryosphere, said: "Our research shows that high ocean temperatures are conducive for rapid intensification of cyclones in the north Indian Ocean. (AP Photo). This puts Amphan into the list of the most extreme rapid intensifications of tropical systems on Earth. [122], Officials feared Amphan would be the deadliest storm in Bangladesh since Cyclone Sidr in 2007, which killed about 3,500 people. [27] Ships were ordered out of some ports, such as the port of Paradip, to avoid damage. That is a huge area! [108] Across West Bengal, 88,000 hectares (217,000 acres) of rice paddies and 200,000 hectares (500,000 acres) of vegetable and sesame crops were damaged. Ce phénomène particulièrement mortel, est à l'origine des pires catastrophes liées aux cyclones (Bangladesh, officieusement 500 000 morts en 1970, Odisha Inde plus de 10 000 morts en 1999). It will continue moving north foir another day, then curve slightly towards north-northeast prior to landfall in the northeast India (West Bengal state). SUPER CYCLONE AMPHAN SPURS EVACUATION OF MILLIONS IN INDIA, BANGLADESH AHEAD OF 'DISASTROUS' STORM, The storm weakened from a super cyclone of Category 5 strength earlier this week to an “extremely severe cyclonic storm.".