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Odisha, Bengal brace for impact as Cyclone Amphan draws nearer

Super cyclonic storm Amphan which weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm is nearing over West Bengal coast and is expected to make landfall in Bengal and Odisha anytime on Wednesday. As per the weatherman, the extremely severe cyclonic storm will be crossing West Bengal coast between Wednesday afternoon-evening with wind speed ranging from 155 to 165 kmph. Before weakening into an extremely severe cyclonic storm, Amphan speed had reached to 240-250 kmph while it was hovering over west-central and east-central Bay of Bengal. The weather department has issued an orange alert for a number of districts in West Bengal including Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, South, and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts.

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