Record-setting Cyclone Amphan rages towards Bengal coast, landfall by noon | LIVE Updates

As many as 19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been put on standby in West Bengal as cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall by today afternoon. Amphan is the second strongest storm in the Bay of Bengal since 1999. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans by today afternoon. Forecasters have warned of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata. 

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