A super cyclone “Amphan” developed in the Bay of Bengal in mid of May, 2020 caused massive destruction to eastern India especially West Bengal & Odisha. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed its self-contained rescue & relief teams in the coastal areas of West Bengal & Odisha in view of Cyclonic Storm ‘Amphan’.
20 NDRF teams were deployed in the coastal areas of Odisha like Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Puri & Bhadrak. NDRF teams worked day & night to bring the normalcy and proved its worth by removing 515 uprooted trees, 30 Electric Poles and cleared 354.5 Kms of road. Teams also assisted State administration in mass evacuation of more than 2.37 lakh people to safer places.
38 NDRF teams were deployed at coastal areas of West Bengal like Kolkata, Nandigram, Kontai-1 Block & Digha, (East Medinapore), Arambagh (Hooghly), Uluberia & Domzur (Howrah), Sandeshkhali, Hasnabad & Hingalganj (24 Pargana, North), Pathar Pratima, Naamkhana, Gosaba, Kakdweep & Sagar Island (24 Pargana, South) and Rajarhat.
NDRF teams evacuated 7650 livestock to safer places. Teams removed 7392 uprooted trees, 1150 Electric Poles and cleared 3152.5 Kms of road. Teams also assisted State administration in mass evacuation of more than 8.13 lakh people to safer places.