Heavy rains and wind hit Kolkata as Cyclone Amphan passed through West Bengal on Wednesday evening.
The cyclone hit Kolkata at around 105 kmph.
Visuals from the Kolkata airport showed a flooded tarmac, runways and hangars. In one area, the roof seemed to have caved in.
All operations at the airport had been shut till 5 am today.
It has also caused severe damage to property in the state’s deltaic areas and urban neighbourhoods of Kolkata. Reports suggest that at least 12 people died in Kolkata due to the cyclonic storm as it battered the city for hours since Wednesday evening.
Amphan slammed into Bengal around 2.30 pm on Wednesday, uprooting trees, damaging power lines and destroying many buildings in Kolkata and other parts of the state.