Families evacuate as India's east coast braces for super cyclone Amphan

People are seen vacating their homes on Tuesday (May 19) in fear of incoming super cyclone Amphan.

This footage was recorded in Digha, a coastal town in the east Indian state of West Bengal.

The severe storm is expected to make landfall on Wednesday and hit West Bengal.

India's Meteorological Department has issued a "yellow alert" for the region.

This would be the first super cyclonic in the Bay of Bengal since 1999.