GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 26th May. The extremely dangerous Yaas cyclone has begun battering eastern India leading to Landfall in Orissa with wind speed of 155-165 kmph. The landfall process started around 9 am. strong winds and heavy rain in many areas.
There has also been a picture of trees being uprooted at many places. In West Bengal, shops and houses have been inundated several kilometres away from the coast due to Yaas. The storm hit the coast near Dhamra between Baleshwar and Bhadrak districts. During this period, the wind speed of 155-165 kmph reached 185 kmph. The Jharkhand government is evacuating low-lying areas on Wednesday amid the forecast that cyclone Yaas will reach Jharkhand tomorrow morning, crossing the Odisha border.
It caused heavy to extremely heavy rain in Odisha in past 24 hrs. North Odisha & coastal Odisha expected to receive heavy to extremely heavy rain today said IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. Six flights have been cancelled at Mumbai airport, including three departures, have been cancelled in view of cyclone Yaas in the Bay of Bengal. Andhra’s Srikakulam is on high alert. Bihar, West Bengal & Sikkim expected to receive isolated heavy rainfall to very heavy rainfall today and tomorrow. Assam and Meghalaya expected to receive isolated heavy rainfall today.
The worst is over as the Yaas cyclone is weakened as is entering the interiors of Odisha. The electric poles and trees were uprooted said SN Pradhan DG NDRF. He said NDRF was over-prepared and is assessing the situation from moment to moment. 52 teams of NDRF were sent to tackle the situation. it is good the impact has been less as per the expectation. There is no information about any loss of life so far.
The impact of Yaas cyclone was felt at Tamil Nadu Podducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha Bihar, Jharkhand Uttar Pradesh, Western Bengal etc was felt. The wind speed has reduced considerably. In the coastal areas flooding was experienced and water logging due to Seawater.after the landfall at Balasore it has moved forward. The maximum speed of the cylone was around 155 kmph less than expected. The lowlie areas will be flooded if the rain continues for next 24 hours.