Amphan barrels into Odisha, West Bengal, wreaks havoc
The very severe cyclonic storm pounded coastal areas with winds recording speeds of up to 190kmph
The landfall process lasted for 4-5 hours and the storm completed passage over land by 7 pm
NEW DELHI : The very severe cyclonic storm Amphan hit the West Bengal coast with devastating force around 2:30 pm on Wednesday, wreaking havoc. The cyclone pounded the coast with winds of 155-165 kmph gusting up to 190kmph, accompanied by extremely heavy rain, uprooting trees, ripping away roofs, damaging cropland, tossing away boats, and inundating 15km inland, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).