Published: 22nd May 2020
What Amphan did to the City of Joy in 19 horrific crowd-sourced pictures
With wind speeds of about 185 kmph, the superstorm uprooted trees, broke and bent power lines and disrupted communication
Cyclone Amphan ravaged the southern part of West Bengal on Wednesday, impacting several districts, including Kolkata, Howrah, North and South 24 Parganas. The superstorm has killed at least 80 people till now, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
Citizens in several parts of Kolkata and its nearby districts did not have access to electricity and water throughout Thursday, with communication lines also damaged. Some parts of the city are yet to get their power and mobile networks restored. What caused this was the uprooting of over 5,000 trees across the city which snapped power and telephone lines.
Here are some visuals, which the author curated from Facebook, shared by citizens of Kolkata, highlighting the aftermath of Amphan in the city and beyond.
A traffic signal lies bent on Rashbehari Avenue, near Priya Cinemas (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
A taxi has been levelled after a temple and tree fell on it (Pic: Facebook)
Vivekananda Park bus stop in Southern Avenue (Pic: Facebook)
The street sign outside Nazrul Mancha lies broken (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
A large tree fell over a car park (Pic: Facebook)
Several trees were uprooted on this city street (Pic: Facebook)
Scenes from Sarat Bose Road, near Deshapriya Park after Amphan uprooted several trees on the stretch ( Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
Scenes from Hazra Law College campus (Pic: Facebook)
Scenes from Chetla where this large tree fell on a building (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
The footpath railing on Purna Das Road lies broken after a tree near it was uprooted (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
More devastation on Purna Das Road (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
Scenes from Alipore, near Judges' Court after a large tree was uprooted snapping cable, telephone and power lines (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
A bus destroyed after a tree fell on it in Golf Green (Pic: Facebook)
Scenes from Lake Market after Amphan damaged several shops (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)
Major roads in Kolkata were flooded after the storm (Pic: Facebook)
Scenes outside Bethune Collegiate School, where uprooted trees destroyed parts of the 180-year-old buildings (Pic: Bethune College | WhatsApp)
Scenes outside Priya Cinema on Rashbehari Avenue (Pic: Halley Goswami | Facebook)