the flooded streets, damaged homes, darkness: Kolkata beset take stock after Hurricane Amphan

While rescue and recovery operations began as early as 1:30 in the evening, the government said it would take days before the city limping back to normalcy.

itizens in Kolkata woke up to see the smash on Thursday morning after a severe cyclone storm Amphan hitting the town for more than seven hours until Wednesday night.

While rescue and recovery operations began as early as 1:30 in the evening, the government said it would take days before the city limping back to normalcy.

flooded roads, damaged homes and widespread power outages have been reported in the city after the worst storm in decades and the authorities are concerned about the economic impact of the episode devastating.

What makes things worse is the fact that the communication has been badly hit big part of the city reports network disruption.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told that a severe storm destroyed one area after another, and many people moved to temporary shelters may not have a place to go back.

He also said that at least 12 people were killed in accidents such as cyclones sweep Kolkata. "Two counties in North and South 24 Parganas destroyed," said Banerjee with a gloomy look on his face.

It may take several more days to assess the damage caused by Amphan, but Banerjee said it would be close to Rs 1 lakh crore and added that he had caused greater damage to Bengal that coronavirus pandemic.

Banerjee also said yesterday that the true extent of the destruction will be revealed in the morning. And the visual of the city on Thursday morning showed extensive damage that Banerjee feared.

Many of Kolkata said they had never seen a storm like this during their lives and tell them even though at one point in time that they will die. Most of them say that they do not have the words to describe the intensity of the storm.

While some relief that the storm has passed, the trail of destruction left by the storm is likely to significantly increase the misery Kolkata, especially in the middle of a lockdown.

Water-logging has also been reported in many low-lying areas in the city, making life more difficult for residents in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus. Normal service has also been hit in Kolkata.

 

 

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