Yass LIVE: Flight operations at the Kolkatas NSCBI airport will be suspended from 8.30 am to 7.45 pm owing to the weather warning on Wednesday
Cyclone Yass, the second major storm to hit India after cyclone Tauktae, made landfall today in Odisha, the Meteorological Department said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the location of the landfall is north of Dhamra and south of Bahanaga, close to Bahanaga block, on the coast, around 50 km of Balasore.
The wind speed during the landfall of cyclone Yass was at 130-140 kmph, gusting to 155 kmph, as per Doppler radar data.
In West Bengal, the coastal areas in East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas were inundated owing to storm surge. The maximum wind speed in the coastal resort town of Digha in East Midnapore reached around 90 km per hour.
West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand aggressively evacuated over 12 lakh people on Tuesday due to cyclone Yass.
Cyclone Yass updates:
Cyclonic storm Yaas is likely to move further northwestwards and weaken gradually into a deep depression during next 3 hours over Jharkhand: IMD
Flight operations resume at Kolkata airport
Flight operations resumed from 6.30pm today at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport after cyclone Yaas
Two casualties reported from Balasore & Keonjhar districts. Balasore & Bhadrak are the most affected districts. By tomorrow morning will know the extent of damage to power infrastructure. Supply of drinking water has resumed through tankers etc: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner
Biju Patnaik International Airport became operational for flights
Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar became operational for flights from 7:00pm on today. Earlier, it was to be shut till 5 am on May 27 due to cyclone Yaas: Director, Bhubaneswar Airport
Naveen Patnaik reviews post-cyclone situation
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews post-cyclone situation in the State, announces 7-day relief for all families of 128 marooned villages of the cyclone affected districts. Restoration of roads and power supply in affected districts to be done in next 24 hours: CMO
Rescue, clearing ops underway in cyclone Yaas-hit Odisha, West Bengal: NDRF
Rescue operations are underway in Odisha and West Bengal and teams are clearing a large number of uprooted electric poles and trees to keep roads open in these states which were hit by cyclone Yaas on Wednesday, a National Disaster Response Force official said.
The cyclone completed its landfall around noon packing strong winds and heavy rainfall along the Odisha coast and neighbouring areas of West Bengal.
Sea water inundates residential areas in coastal Bengal
Several roads adjoining the sea beaches in Bengal's Digha lay inundated, with some people seen wading through chest-deep water, as the tourist town and its adjoining places bore the brunt of Cyclone 'Yaas', which made its landfall in neighbouring Odisha on Wednesday morning.
Many areas in Purba Medinipur, of which Digha is a part, and South 24 Parganas were whiplashed by heavy rain, which accompanied the cyclonic storm.
Cyclone Yaas weakens after pounding Odisha-Bengal coasts
Yaas weakened into a severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday afternoon after pounding the beach towns in north Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal with a wind speed of 130-145 kmph, inundating the low-lying areas amid a storm surge even as the two eastern states battled the COVID crisis, officials said.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to visit East Midnapore on May 28
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee holds review meeting with District Magistrates, Disaster Management Committee, and other officials in view of Cyclone Yaas, in Nabanna.
Bengal CM to visit cyclone-affected areas
We have sent relief worth ₹1 crore to areas affected by cyclone and high tide. Will visit areas affected by cyclone and high tide in Purba Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas on Friday: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
15 lakh people evacuated in West Bengal
Over 15 lakh people evacuated, moved to safety. At least one crore people in Bengal affected by rough weather conditions, high tide arising out of Cyclone 'Yaas': CM Mamata Banerjee.
Landfall process completed
Cyclone Yaas has complete the process of landfall. Rainfall will continue till tomorrow. Fishermen are advised not to venture till tomorrow morning because the sea condition going to be rough: Umashankar Das, Senior Scientist, Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar
Cyclone Yass to reach Jharkhand tomorrow
Jharkhand, which was put on high alert, continued evacuating low-lying areas on Wednesday amid the forecast that cyclone Yaas would be hitting the state by midnight after pounding neighbouring Odisha and West Bengal, officials said.
Cyclone Yaas pounded coastal towns in Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal as it hit the coast around 9 am with a wind speed of 130-140 kmph, inundating the low-lying areas amid a storm surge, officials said.
The wind speed during landfall was at 130-140 kmph, gusting to 155 kmph, as per Doppler radar data.
The wind will slow down by the evening and the cyclone is likely to leave Odisha for Jharkhand by midnight, said an official.
Odisha has shifted 5.8 lakh people to safer places, while West Bengal has moved 15 lakh people ahead of the cyclone.
Cyclone Yass inundates large parts of Bengal's coastal districts
Cyclone Yass have inundated large parts of West Bengal's coastal districts on Wednesday. The seaside towns of Digha and Mandarmoni in Purba Medinipur and Fraserganj and Gosaba in South 24 Parganas were among the affected areas.
Water levels of several rivers including Bidyadhari, Hooghly and Rupnarayan have risen owing to cyclone Yass.
Indian Army carries out rescue and relief operation in West Bengal
Indian Army carried out Rescue and Relief Operations in Howrah, West Bengal. The Army provided logistics and medical aid to the locals.
Cyclone Yass is crossing Odisha border, south of Balasore, and will reach Jharkhand on Thursday morning, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday.
Mohapatra said cyclone Yass has caused heavy to extremely heavy rain in Odisha in past 24 hours. Besides, north and coastal Odisha are expected to receive heavy to extremely heavy rain today.
#CycloneYaas is crossing Odisha border, south of Balasore. It'll reach Jharkhand tomorrow morning. 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: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra pic.twitter.com/qaCjzdlU2I
Moreover, West Bengal is also expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the isolated areas on Wednesday.
"Jharkhand will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall today and tomorrow with extremely heavy rainfall in isolated places," IMD's Mohapatra added.
He further informed that states like Bihar and Sikkim are expected to receive isolated heavy rainfall to very heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday. "Assam and Meghalaya expected to receive isolated heavy rainfall today," he added.
Cyclone Yass: Chhatrapati Shivaji airport cancels flights between Mumbai to Bhubaneswar, Kolkata
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has witnessed the cancellation of flights between Mumbai to Bhubaneswar and Kolkata due to cyclone Yass. Around six flights have been cancelled, so far. However, flights to other regions continue to operate on schedule, the Mumbai Airport PRO said on Wednesday.
Cyclone Yass: System crossing coast to south of Balasore in Odisha
According to PIB Odisha, the system is now crossing coast to the south of Balasore. The landfall process of cyclone Yass will take about 2 hours to complete.
Odisha: Yass landfall process begins, seawater gushes into coastal areas
The cyclone Yass landfall has begun near Dhamra port in Odisha at 9.15 am on Wednesday.
The landfall process has begun and will take 3-4 hours to complete the process. The maximum impact will be in Balasore and Bhadrak district, Odishas Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena said.
Jena said about 5.80 lakh people in vulnerable areas of Odisha have been shifted to safe shelters. On the other hand, the West Bengal government yesterday said 9 lakh people have been evacuated to storm shelters.
Indian Army deploys columns in West Bengal ahead of cyclone Yass landfall
The Indian Army has carried out briefing, liaison, and coordination with the West Bengal government on Wednesday to provide immediate support to people in the emerging situation due to cyclone Yass/Yaas.
"Rescue and relief columns are pre-positioned across areas expected to be affected for immediate response. One rescue and relief column has been launched at East Midnapore to rescue 32 civilians who are stuck due to surge in water levels," the Army said.
#Rescue and Relief columns are pre-positioned across areas expected to be affected for immediate response. One Rescue and Relief column has been launched at East Midnapore to rescue 32 civilians who are stuck due to surge in water levels. (2/2)#IndianArmy#NationFirstpic.twitter.com/SdVEzkfiBs
Cyclone Yass landfall process to take 3 hours to complete: IMD
"Landfall process is continuing in Odisha. It will take around 3 hours to complete. 30 km south-southeast of Balasore at 0930 hours IST," the India Meteorological Department said.
Landfall process is continuing. It will take around 3 hours to complete. 30 km south-southeast of Balasore at 0930 hours IST.
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 26, 2021
Cyclone Yass: Bengal CM stays overnight at state secretariat to monitor ground situation
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spent the night in state secretariat, Nabanna reviewing preparations and monitoring the situation on ground ahead of the predicted landfall of the cyclone Yass.
The Kolkata airport has closed for operations from 8.30 am to 7.45 pm and no flights will be operating to or from Kolkata, according to state officials.
Railways also announced the cancellation of 38 long-distance South-bound and Kolkata-bound passenger trains in view of the impending cyclone.
Cyclone Yass begins landfall in Odisha with wind speed of 130-140 kmph
The IMD on Wednesday informed that the landfall process of cyclone Yaas began at 9 am near the Dhamra port in Odisha's Bhadrak district.
The wind speed during landfall was at 130-140 kmph, gusting to 155 kmph, as per Doppler radar data.
Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena said that around 5.80 lakh people have been shifted to safe shelters.
-Landfall process started around 9 o'clock & is expected to continue for 3-4 hrs. It's expected that by around 1 pm, tail end of cyclone will also be completely moving to landmass. It's making landfall between Dhamra & Balasore: Odisha Spl Relief Commissioner PK Jena.
- Very severe cyclonic storm Yaas centred about 50 km south-southeast of Balasore. Landfall process has commenced around 0900 hrs IST..
-In view of the impending cyclone Yaas, 38 long-distance South-bound and Kolkata-bound passenger trains were cancelled from May 24 to 29, informed Railways Public Relations Officer (PRO) on Tuesday.
-Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall by noon on Wednesday with wind speed of about 130 to 155 kmph, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD), adding that it currently lay centred over northwest Bay of Bengal.
-In view of the impending cyclone Yaas, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda, Durgapur and Rourkela airports will remain shut for commercial flights.
-The Airports Authority of India (AAI) said that Bhubaneswar will be closed from 11 pm on Tuesday till 5 am on Thursday, Jharsuguda from 12.01 am on Wednesday till 7.45 am on Thursday. Durgapur and Rourkela airports will be closed on Wednesday. Commercial operations at Kolkata will be suspended from 8.30 am to 7.45 pm on Wednesday.
-`Yaas', which was positioned 160 km south-southeast of Paradip in Odisha and 240 km south-southeast of Digha in West Bengal over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal on Tuesday evening, is likely to gain a maximum speed of 155 kmph to 165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph during landfall, the Met department said.
-Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday held a review meeting on impending cyclone Yass and instructed officials to remain alert to deal with the calamity.
-Calcutta High Court on Monday informed that it has canceled the hearing of all matters listed for May 26 and 27, in view of the warning issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the cyclonic storm.
-Flight operations at the Kolkatas NSCBI airport will be suspended from 8.30 am to 7.45 pm owing to the weather warning on Wednesday, the Airports Authority of India said. Bhubaneshwars Biju Patnaik International airport too will remain shut from 11 pm Tuesday till 5 am on Thursday.
-The South Eastern Railways too has cancelled several trains.
-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her administration has evacuated over nine lakh people from coastal districts to safe shelters. The Odisha government, on the other hand, said it has moved over 3 lakh people from vulnerable coastal areas to safety.
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