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19 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan in India

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Type of Event:Ocean Storm - Cyclone
Location of Event:India
Date of Charter Activation:2020-05-19
Time of Charter Activation:14:58
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+05:30
Charter Requestor:ISRO
Activation ID:653
Project Management:ISRO

Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall in India on 20 May, on the coasts of India and Bangladesh between the Sagar Islands in West Bengal and the Hatiya Islands in Bangladesh.

The storm is currently Category Four on the Saffir-Simpson scale, but when it entered the Bay of Bengal on 18 May it was the strongest storm on record in the area and classified as a Super Cyclone. The storm had wind speeds of 270 kilometres per hour, but has since weakened to 200 kilometres per hour. The strong winds are expected to cause damage and the storm is forecast to bring heavy rain causing flooding. Storm surges of up to 4 metres are expected in some areas.

Officials are working to evacuate people in the affected areas (estimated to be as many as 300,000) but are finding it difficult to relocate the evacuees. Due to the Coronavirus, many in the country are under lockdown, and space in emergency shelters is limited due to distancing measures. While the shelters would normally accommodate as many as 500,000, they now may only have capacity for half that number.

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Cyclone Amphan affected areas, Paraganas district, West Bengal State, India

Source: Sentinel-2 / PlanetScope
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 09/05/2020 PlanetScope: 03/06/2020

Copyright: © Contains Copernicus Sentinel data 2020 © Planet Labs Inc. (2020)
Map produced by NRSC

Cyclone AMPHAN affected areas in Part of East Medinapur District, West Bengal State

Source: KOMPSAT3
Acquired: KOMPSAT3: 31/05/2020

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI (2020).
Map produced by NRSC

Cyclone AMPHAN affected areas in Part of East Medinapur District, West Bengal State, India

Source: KOMPSAT-3 / SENTINEL-2
Acquired: KOMPSAT3: 31/05/2020
Sentinel-2: 09/05/2020

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI (2020).
Map produced by NRSC

Cyclone Amphan affected areas in part of West Bengal State, India

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 31/05/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by NRSC

Cyclone Amphan affected areas in Part of East Medinapur district, West Bengal State, India

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 31/05/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by NRSC

Heavy rain inundated areas in part of West Bengal State, India

Source: Resourcesat-2 / KOMPSAT5
Acquired: Resourcesat-2: 01/03/2020
KOMPSAT5: 27/05/2020

Copyright: KOMPSAT-5 © KARI (2020).
ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2020) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC

Cyclone Amphan affected areas in part of Balasore districts, Odisha State

Source: Pleaides
Acquired: 27/05/2020

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2020), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by NRSC

Cyclone Amphan affected areas in part of Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts, Odisha State

Source: ResourceSat-2 / Kanopus-V
Acquired: ResourceSat-2: 01/03/2020
Kanopus-V: 25/05/2020

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2020) - All rights reserved
Kanopus-V © NTs OMZ, All Rights Reserved
Map produced by NRSC

Cyclone Amphan Affected Areas in Part of East Medinapur, West Bengal State, India

Source: CBERS-4
Acquired: 23/05/2020

Copyright: Copyright (2020) INPE
Map produced by NRSC

Inundated areas in part of West Bengal State, India

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 25/05/2020

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2020) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by NRSC

Cumulative Heavy Rain Inundated Areas in Part of West Bengal State, India

Source: TerraSAR-X / RADARSAT-2
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 24/05/2020
RADARSAT-2: 24/05/2020

Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2020), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2020) – All Rights Reserved
Map produced by NRSC

Heavy Rain Inundated Areas in Part of West Bengal State, India

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 24/05/2020

Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2020), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by NRSC

Heavy Rain Inundated Areas in Part of West Bengal State, India

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 24/05/2020

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2020) – All Rights Reserved
RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency
Map produced by NRSC

Heavy Rain Inundated Areas in Part of West Bengal State, India

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 24/05/2020

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2020) – All Rights Reserved
RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency
Map produced by NRSC

Heavy Rain Inundated Areas in Part of Odisha State, India

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: TERRASAR_X: 23/05/2020

Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2020), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by NRSC

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