Cyclone Yaas Live Updates, News and More

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Cyclone Yaas has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over East-central Bay of Bengal and expected to make landfall sometime on May 26 afternoon near Balasore in north Odisha with a speed of 155 kmph to 165 kmph. The severe cyclonic storm Yaas is likely to cross between Paradeep and Sagar deep islands near Balasore at noon on May 26, wednesday. The Home Minister Amit Shah promised the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik to provide all possible help to deal with the situation emerging due to the cyclone ‘Yaas.
As the cyclone Yaas strengthened into a extremely severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday, the Odisha Government started evacuating people from the coastal belts considering the powerful winds and heavy rainfall that may demolish a large part of the northern odisha districts. On the other hand there is Rain lashed in some parts of Odisha on tuedsday as super cyclone ‘Yaas moved closer to the coasts.
The Chief Secretary of Odisha has taken effective measures and prepared for evacuating 3 lakh people. Warning has been issued to fisherman and other people to stay indoors and teams of disaster management have been sent to the districts.
Some recent information as the Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas approaches:

  1. The Indian Meteorological Development informed that the Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ is moving north-northwestwards with a speed of about 10 kmph during past 6 hours.
  2. This extremely severe cyclonic storm is packing winds gusting from 155-165 kmph to 185 kmph over north-west Bay of Bengal, along & off north Odisha & neighboring West Bengal coasts during its landfall on 26th May.
  3. Severe Cyclonic storm Yaas has been expected to make the landfall near Balasore in north Odisha with a speed of 155 kmph to 165 kmph on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. The Puri and Khordha districts will experience a wind speed of 90 kmph gusting to 120 kmph during the landfall.
  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Home Minister, the cm of Odisha and other top government officials in New Delhi have reviewed the situation and taken necessary measures.
  6. The district administration evacuated locals from their homes to shelter homes in the Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Baleswar districts of Odisha.
  7. Even if the degree of the landfall of this severe cyclonic storm Yaas harshness may drop a notch, but the huge population and Covid-19 pandemic in the path of Cyclone Yaas is a root cause of concern.
  8. According to some experts, since the storm has been formed closer to land, it won’t get time to travel much longer and may not be that dominant. However at the similar time, we can’t say much about natural disasters.
  9. 2,48,050 people have been already evacuated from low-lying areas in 11 districts of Odisha and around 5,523 shelters opened in the state.
  10. As per the report from the State Government, 52 teams of NDRF, 60 teams of ODRAF, 206 Fire Service teams & 86 wood cutting teams have been set in 10 coastal & adjoining districts.
  11. According to Regional Met Centre official, there will be no chance of Amphan-like situation in Kolkata; the state will experience maximum wind speed of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph during the landfall of Yaas.
    Damages expected from the extremely severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas:
  12. Extensive damage to all types of kutcha houses and some damage to old badly managed Pucca structures too.
  13. An extensive destruction to standing crops, plantations, orchards may be occurred.
  14. The cyclone will blow down the palm and coconut trees and seems to be uprooting of large shaggy trees.
  15. There will be an extensive uprooting of communication and power poles.
  16. There may be some potential threats from the flying objects.
  17. Large ships and boats may get ragged from their moorings.