CNN: India and Bangladesh Brace for the Strongest Storm

Millions of people in India and Bangladesh are in the path of a super cyclone which is due to make landfall in less than 36 hours, bringing damaging winds and heavy rain to a region already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reports

"Super Cyclone Amphan became the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal on Monday night, after intensifying with sustained wind speeds of up to 270 kilometers per hour (165 miles per hours), according to data from the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center," reads the article by Ben Westcott, Vedika Sud and Manveena Suri.
The publication notes that Amphan is the second super cyclone to hit the Bay of Bengal since records began. During the last super cyclone in 1999, nearly 15,000 villages were affected and almost 10,000 people were killed.
"The super cyclone is due to make landfall on the India Bangladesh border on Wednesday evening, near the Indian city of Kolkata which is home to more than 14 million people," reads the article. 
Authors: Ben Westcott, Vedika Sud, Manveena Suri
Source: CNN 
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19 May 2020 13:08