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Bangladesh: Tropical Cyclone: 2020/05/19 Country Information on DRR

Period 2020/05/19
Country or District Bangladesh
Event Type Tropical Cyclone
Outline Tropical Cyclone Amphan is currently located in the central Bay of Bengal and will track north, north-eastward towards India and Bangladesh. According to the latest forecasts, the cyclone will make a landfall on 20 May somewhere in NE India, West Bengal and Bangladesh coast. It is expected that it will bring strong winds, very rough sea conditions, storm surge and heavy rain across Odisha and west Bengal coasts.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2020/05/26
In Bangladesh, 10 million people were affected by Cyclone Amphan and at least 25 people were killed. An estimated 2.4 million people were evacuated ahead of the storm. According to preliminary reports, 330,000 houses were damaged.

ECHO 2020/05/22
At least 77 deaths in India and 25 in Bangladesh have been reported so far. Over three million people in both countries continue to remain in community shelters.

BBC 2020/05/21
12 deaths have been confirmed in Bangladesh.

Reuters 2020/05/20
In Bangladesh, at least four people were killed, officials said, with power supplies cut off in some districts.

ECHO 2020/05/20
According to media reports, national authorities in India are evacuating 1.1 to 1.2 million people from Odisha and from West Bengal, while 2 million in Bangladesh.

ECHO 2020/05/17
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has issued a Special Weather Bulletin and a warning alert

Geographycal Data

ECHO 2020/05/19
India, Bangladesh | Tropical Cyclone AMPHAN – DG ECHO Daily Map | 19/05/2020


UNOSAT 2020/06/02
Satellite detected waters in Khulna division, Bangladesh as of 31 May 2020

International Charter 2020/05/18
Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh

Sentinel Asia 2020/05/18
Storm and Flood in Bangladesh on 18 May 2020

International Charter, IWMI 2020/05/21
First view of satellite image (RADARSAT) after Super Cyclone "Amphan" landfall in Bangladesh (21 May 2020)