Tropical Cyclone Yaas Tracker Live: Rescue and restoration work underway in cyclone-hit Odisha, West Bengal

A priest carries an idol of Lord Jagannath from a seafront temple to a safer place ahead of Cyclone Yaas in Odisha’s Balasore. (Reuters photo)

Super Cyclone Yaas Live Location, Tropical Cyclone Yaas Landfall Update Live: Cyclone Yaas, which has been categorised as the ‘very severe cyclonic storm’, hit the Odisha coast today morning. The IMD says that the landfall process began sometime around 9 and hit the Dhamra port in Bhadrak district. The latest updates say that the landfall process is over and now the storm will weaken further. Over 10 lakh people have been relocated to storm shelters in Odisha and West Bengal. While other states such as Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar islands have also put a contingency plan in action, it is Odisha that was the centre of the devastating storm. In terms of severity, it may be slightly lower than Cyclone Tauktae, but the IMD says that it will take at least another 24 hours before Cyclone Yaas degenerates. NDRF has deployed teams in the states with the armed forces also on standby. Odisha Home Minister is currently in Balasore. Kolkata Airport is completely shut, so are all major ports in both states. In times of Covid, it would be a challenge for the local officials to maintain pandemic protocols in the storm shelters. As India witnesses the second storm of 2021, here are the latest, verified updates from Odisha, Bengal and adjoining areas:

Affiliate Marketing

Source link