Amidst Corona Virus precedents, India and Bangladesh are expecting a catastrophic super cyclone downfall on Wednesday in an area near the border of the two countries.
India has deployed over 20 relief team and several more on a standby to give in manpower in evacuating people from coastal villages to safer places.
According to the Indian Meteorological department, an Ampha is expected to hit with winds gusting up to 18km/h nearly 115mph.
Bangladesh officials fear the cyclone shall be the most powerful storm since Cyclone Sidr killed about 3,500 people in 2007 who died as a result of sea water surging in the areas.
Indian forecasters further predicted the surge of of water volume between 10-16ft (more than 30metres) despite expectations in the reduction of storm’s wind speed before it makes a land fall.
The evacuation process is expected to continue into Wednesday morning.
Bangladesh’s disaster management minister said they plan to evacuate about two million people to safety.
Extra shelters have been prepared to allow for social distancing, masks are also being distributed.
Officials from the two governments have called on schools, hospitals and places of worships in the coastal villages where the storms are expected to act as quarantine centres and give asylum to the evacuees.
State officials in India are also struggling to find shelters for evacuees. In Orissa, for instance, 250 of the more than 800 existing shelters are being used as coronavirus quarantine centres.