South 24 Parganas, which bore the brunt of Amphan’s impact, logged 12 deaths. Hundreds of houses were left twisted and ravaged by the raging storm. River embankments suffered extensive breaches, leading to water gushing into villages and flooding them. Rivers overran farms in a large part of the Sunderbans, damaging crops. The damage, still being assessed, is believed to be more extensive than what Aila caused 11 years ago.