Cyclone Amphan: NDMA advises people not to venture out until government's green signal



Amid cyclone Amphan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday advised people against going out until government's green signal.

"Only venture out after a cyclone when "all clear" messages are declared by the Government Officials," NDMA wrote on Twitter.

NDMA said that thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and squall is likely over Bihar; with lightning and gusty winds at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and Meghalaya.

As per the report, lightning and gusty winds at isolated places over Lakshadweep, Kerala, and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, and with lightning at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka.

The NDMA also said that squally wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph expected over Meghalaya and West Assam. 

On May 20, Cyclone Amphan made landfall in the coastal region of Odisha and West Bengal and has had an adverse effect on the weather of various parts of the country.

Barrelling in from the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds of up to 185kmph, severe cyclonic storm Amphan cut a swathe through northern Odisha before bearing down on West Bengal, where it claimed 10 to 12 lives


With inputs from ANI

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