May 19, 2020
By Jeremy Logan
A strong cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh.
Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning, and forecasters warned of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.
It has winds of 136 to 142 miles per hour but is forecast to weaken before landfall.
India warned that old and temporary housing was most at risk of damage.
Bangladeshi authorities were ordered to prepare thousands of shelters.
India’s meteorological chief says, “This type of cyclone can be disastrous.”