A powerful storm named Biparjay wreaked havoc across India on Friday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The storm, which made landfall in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday night, brought heavy rains, high winds, and flooding to several states.
The worst affected state was West Bengal, where the storm caused widespread damage. In the city of Kolkata, winds gusting up to 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour) toppled trees and power lines, leaving thousands of people without power. The storm also caused flooding in several low-lying areas of the city, forcing residents to evacuate their homes.
In the neighboring state of Odisha, the storm also caused widespread damage. In the city of Bhubaneswar, winds gusting up to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) caused extensive damage to property. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed, and power lines were downed. The storm also caused flooding in several low-lying areas of the city, forcing residents to evacuate their homes.
The storm also caused damage in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Assam. In Bihar, the storm caused flooding in several districts, displacing thousands of people. In Jharkhand, the storm caused damage to property and infrastructure. In Assam, the storm caused landslides, blocking roads and disrupting transport.
The storm has so far claimed at least 10 lives, with several others injured. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed.
The Indian government has responded to the storm by launching a relief effort. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed to the affected states to help with rescue and relief operations. The government has also announced financial assistance to the affected families.
Impact on Agriculture
The storm has also had a significant impact on agriculture. The heavy rains have damaged crops in several states, and the flooding has destroyed livestock. The government has warned that the storm could have a serious impact on food production in the coming months.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that there is a possibility of more storms in the coming days. The IMD has advised people to take precautions and to stay safe.
The storm Biparjay has caused widespread damage in India. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, but the storm has already claimed at least 10 lives. The government has responded to the storm by launching a relief effort, but the impact on agriculture could be significant. The IMD has warned that there is a possibility of more storms in the coming days, and people should take precautions to stay safe.