Bangladesh: Tropical Cyclone: 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|
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.
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.
12 deaths have been confirmed in Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, at least four people were killed, officials said, with power supplies cut off in some districts.
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.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has issued a Special Weather Bulletin and a warning alert
India, Bangladesh | Tropical Cyclone AMPHAN – DG ECHO Daily Map | 19/05/2020
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)