In news:

The West Bengal coast braces for the super cyclone Amphan that has formed in the Bay of Bengal. The super-cyclone Amphan is predicted to fade into an extremely strong cyclonic storm as it soars towards the West Begal coast. The Met Department cautioned against very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over the northern coast of Odisha and eastern West Bengal. The speed of the storm can be up to 275 Kmph.


It will cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya in Bangladesh.

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What are the threats:

Any such super cyclones in the past:

What was the impact then:

The official death toll then was 9,885 people. An estimated 1,500 children were orphaned. Of the total casualty, Jagatsinghpur district alone had accounted for 8,119 people.