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May 25, 2021 / 11:05 PM IST

Cyclone Yaas Highlights | Two dead, five injured, 80 properties damaged, says West Bengal CM

Cyclone Yaas Highlights: has decided to suspend the COVID-19 testing, vaccination and door-to-door survey work in the three cyclone-prone districts -- Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj.

Cyclone Yaas Highlights: Cyclonic storm Yaas has intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm, the India Meteorological Department has informed. The cyclone is likely to make landfall near Balasore in north Odisha at a speed of 155 kmph to 165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph, around noon on May 26, the Met department has said. Ahead of the landfall, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed preparations including
evacuation of people in vulnerable coastal areas and safe return of all ships and vessels. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed the Centre that the state is fully prepared to deal with the cyclone. The state has decided to suspend the COVID-19 testing, vaccination and door-to-door survey work in the three cyclone-prone districts -- Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the state government has made all necessary arrangements in dealing with the aftermath of cyclone Yaas, which might affect 20 districts of the state.
  • May 25, 2021 / 11:04 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas lay centred at 5:30 pm today over northwest Bay of Bengal, about 160 kms east southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 250 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha), 240 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal) and 230 km south of Sagar Islands (West Bengal): IMD

  • May 25, 2021 / 10:03 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | 52 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, 45 in West Bengal, reported PTI

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  • May 25, 2021 / 09:58 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | Jharkhand: Those in thatched houses, huts in bordering areas with West Bengal, Odisha being shifted to shelter homes, says official. 

  • May 25, 2021 / 09:53 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | Tata Power readies 15,000 men for cyclone restoration work in Odisha

    Ahead of the severe cyclonic storm Yaas hitting Odisha coast on Wednesday morning, the Tata Power has already kept about 15,000 workforce ready to start electricity restoration activities in the state as soon as the calamity recedes, an official said. TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPNODL) and TP Western Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPWODL) have a detailed Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan (BCDMP) in place for dealing with the cyclone, the official said. The company in consultation with the state government, has already deployed 13,500 people including engineers and kept another 1,500 workforce in reserve for undertaking the restoration works immediately after the cyclone.

  • May 25, 2021 / 09:51 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | Kolhan division will witness maximum impact in Jharkhand along with Bokaro, Khunti: official.

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  • May 25, 2021 / 09:49 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | Mandaviya reviews preparedness of major ports on eastern cost

    Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness of all the major ports on the eastern coast of India to deal with the situation arising out of Cyclone Yaas and said the ports should ensure that the least possible damage is done to assets and loss of lives. According to an official statement, chairpersons of the major ports briefed the Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways about the measures taken to deal with the situations that may arise due to the cyclone.

    "Union Minister of State (I/C) for Ports, Shipping & Waterways reviewed the preparedness of all the major ports lying on the eastern coast of India in the wake of Cyclone Yaas. "...the minister said major ports should ensure that the least possible damage is done to port assets and loss of lives in the Cyclone Yaas," the statement said. It also said that the entire port operational area cleared of port users and workers.

  • May 25, 2021 / 09:45 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | Odisha people pin hopes on mangrove forest to get saved from Cyclone Yaas

    After it was known that Cyclone Yaas will hit Bhitarkania National Park in Kendrapara district close to Dhamra port in Odisha, local people exude optimism that the rich mangrove forest cover along the wetland sites of the park would again turn into a saviour for them.
    Though the cyclonic storm is likely to make landfall on Wednesday, rain has started in the national park area since Tuesday morning and people are experiencing gusty wind.

    "Everybody here is confined indoors either in homes or cyclone shelters. The forest cover around had protected us with minimal damage in past cyclones. We pray forest withstands the onslaught this time also," said Ganesh Chandra Gudia who lives in Talchua village beside the park. The national park had withstood the onslaught of cyclone Amphan that had barrelled through coastal Odisha in May last year.

  • May 25, 2021 / 09:03 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | 113 teams of NDRF earmarked for West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and A&N Island. Out of them, 104 teams deployed on ground while 9 self-contained teams on high alert within States to tackle situation as CycloneYaas approaching eastern coast of country.

  • May 25, 2021 / 08:50 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses presser on Cyclone Yaas

    In view of CycloneYaas, 11.5 lakh people have been evacuated; 40 houses damaged in Halisahar with 4-5 people injured; 40 houses damaged in Chuchura, while two people have died due to lightning in Pandua: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a presser in Nabanna

  • May 25, 2021 / 08:46 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | Vaccination drive on May 26 has been rescheduled to May 29 in all centres under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area due to CycloneYaas. Citizens who have booked their appointment for May 26 can take vaccines on May 29 with the same appointment slip: BMC

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  • May 25, 2021 / 08:44 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | People evacuated to shelter homes in view of CycloneYaas in Odisha's Basudevpur. "Some 300-400 people have been shifted here with food & other facilities arranged by the district administration," says a local. 

  • May 25, 2021 / 08:43 PM IST

    Cyclone Yaas LIVE Updates | In view of the weather warning by IMD, flight operations at Kolkata airport will be suspended from 8:30 am till 7:45 pm of May 26, according to the airport administration. 

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