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Disaster Services — 22 May, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Amphan Size-up

"Tropical Cyclone Amphan has been sized-up."


“At 12:30 on 11 May 2020, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) informed that the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Amphan has formed in Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal”

“[…] where it was expected to intensify into severe cyclone category. Currently existing at about 530 miles southwest of Paradadip (Odisha, India), about 615 miles south-southwest of Digha (India), about 675 miles southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh) and 605 miles southwest of Pathein (Myanmar). On 18 May 2020, the system strengthened to extreme severe tropical cyclone as category 5, heading towards eastern India and Bangladesh. The indirect impact is expected in Myanmar on 20 May 2020.”

Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Myanmar

Size-up Details

Event Name: Tropical Cyclone Amphan
Type ofEvent: Slow Onset
Location: Asia (Bangladesh, India, Bhutan)
Geographic Scope: Region impacted, heaviest damage: cities to region
Estimated Humanitarian Impact: 33.8 Million exposed to cat 1 or higher
Estimated Duration: Day(s) to Week(s)
Event Scope: Moderate
Local Contacts: Saikiat Maiti
Anticipated Needs: Identified missing COD (buildings) in south Bengal
Request(s): Local mappers requesting projects
Current capacity to support Limited due to continued focus on COVID, but ok to support local lead
Need for Activation: Low to Medium likelihood for full Activation