Wild Winds Knock Structure in Paradeep, India, Ahead of Cyclone Amphan Landfall

Cyclone Amphan made landfall in India’s West Bengal region on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, bringing with it powerful winds and heavy rainfall.

Amphan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal, weakened from a super cyclone to an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” on Tuesday, according to authorities, but was still expected to bring maximum wind speeds of 155 to 165 km/h, with gusts of up to 185 km/h.

This video, from the city of Paradeep, in Odisha, near the West Bengal border, shows damage to a structure and severe winds. Indian authorities reported wind speeds of 106 km/h in Paradeep on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: @kanya_su_ via Storyful