Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan Threatens Catastrophic Storm Surge in India and Bangladesh

Maria J. Danford

Even as they battle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, tens of millions of people in India and Bangladesh are bracing for Amphan.

The perilous tropical cyclone is bearing down on the border concerning the two countries and is expected to appear ashore on Wednesday evening, not considerably from Kolkata. The Indian metropolis of 14 million people is a mere 60 miles north of the coastline.

Amphan animation

Tropical Cyclone Amphan swirls in the Bay of Bengal, as viewed in this animation of images acquired by the Meteosat-seven satellite on Tuesday, May 19. (Credit rating: CIMSS/SSEC University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The storm, which

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