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CAT response services: Cyclone Amphan hits India and Bangladesh

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by Cyclone Amphan — the biggest cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in two decades. The powerful cyclone made landfall on May 20, killing more than 90 people across India and Bangladesh.

Electricity and telephone lines brought down houses and destroyed commercial properties, and left millions without power. Businesses have been impacted by lack of technology access, and operations at the port are only now returning to normal. The Kolkata airport has been flooded, affecting cargo and evacuation flights. 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions have also hindered emergency and relief efforts. COVID-19 and social distancing measures made mass evacuations more difficult, with shelters unable to be used to full capacity.

Sedgwick and our local partners in India are working in the affected region and are ready to provide emergency assistance. For questions or further information, please contact:

Stephen Hope, executive director, head of MCL global - Asia  +65 9179 8189 

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