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PM Modi reviews Cyclone Amphan response preparedness

PTI New Delhi | Updated on May 18, 2020 Published on May 18, 2020

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting to review the response preparedness against Cyclone Amphan, developing in the Bay of Bengal.

He took full stock of the situation, and reviewed the measures as well as the evacuation plan presented by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

During a presentation on the response plan, the NDRF director general informed that 25 NDRF teams have been deployed on the ground, while 12 others are ready in reserve.

Twenty-four other NDRF teams are also on standby in different parts of the country, the force chief told the meeting, the statement said.

Cyclone Amphan intensified into a super cyclonic storm on Monday and is likely to move across the northeast Bay of Bengal, and cross the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Digha and the Hatia island on May 20, the IMD has said.

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Published on May 18, 2020
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