Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to review the impact of cyclone Yaas on the two coastal States. Modi will first hold a review meeting in Bhubaneswar and then proceed for an aerial survey in the affected areas of Balasore, Bhadrak and Purba Medinipur. He will then hold a review meeting in West Bengal.
Chief Minister Naveen on Thursday reviewed the post-cyclone situation and announced relief for seven days for all the families of 128 marooned villages of the cyclone-affected districts. Meanwhile, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas continues to weaken after landfall and turns into cyclonic storm, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) issued red warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall in nine districts of Odisha including Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal.
The Cyclone Yaas crossed north Odisha coast at 20 km south of Balasore between 10 and 11.30 am today. IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said “The sustained wind speed was 130-140 kmph gusting upto 150 kmph while it crossed the coast. After hitting the coast, it moved in north-northwestwards and lay centred 15 km south-southwest from Balasore. It is currently moving in north-northwest direction and will weaken further in the next three hours.The cyclone had commenced the landfall process around 9 a.m.
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The water-level in the upper stream of Subarnarekha at Jamshola Ghat in West Bengal-Odisha border touched the danger-level at around 9 pm yesterday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas of the State and announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for immediate relief activities.
Incessant rain under the impact of cyclone Yaas has triggered flood-like situation in Subarnarekha river which is flowing above the danger mark at Jamosala ghat in Balasore district.
Odisha CM demands 2 long-term solutions during Prime Minister's review meeting of Cyclone Yaas. We demanded modern technology-based cyclone resilient electricity system. We also sought long-term measures for protection of coastal areas: Odisha SRC after PM's review meeting.
The Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department PK Mohapatra has written to the districts collectors of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Puri, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul and Khordha on Thursday.
Modi will first land in Bhubaneswar tomorrow and hold a review meeting. He will then proceed for an aerial survey in the affected areas of Balasore and Bhadrak.
According to a CEEW study, after 2005, the yearly average of the number of districts in India affected by cyclones tripled and the cyclone frequency doubled. In the last decade alone, 258 districts were affected.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review damage caused by Cyclone Yaas at 5.30 pm today. The CM is expected to announce relief package.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to review the impact of cyclone Yaas on the two coastal States. Modi will first hold a review meeting in Bhubaneswar and then proceed for an aerial survey in the affected areas of Balasore, Bhadrak and Purba Medinipur. He will then hold a review meeting in West Bengal. Read more
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said that due to heavy rainfall triggered by cyclonic storm Yaas, moderate flood has been reported in Baitarani River. Read More
Former Member of the Parliament and National Vice President of BJP, Baijayant Panda today reviewed the damages caused by very severe cyclonic storm Yaas in various areas of the coastal district.
A day after cyclone Yaas left behind a trail of destruction across north-coastal Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas to assess the damages caused by the calamity.
A day after cyclone ‘Yaas’ ravaged the coastal districts especially Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapara in the State, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Department on Thursday sought a preliminary report on the damages from the concerned authorities.
No flash flood expected in any of the major rivers except Baitarani despite heavy rain induced by Cyclone Yaas in the State. Bhadrak, Jajpur & Kendrapara districts have been put on alert. If required, people from vulnerable areas will be evacuated: Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena
Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo directs concerned authorities to submit reports on damage to agriculture, fisheries and animal husbandry sectors to SRC within 24 hours.
Heavy rainfall induced by Cyclone Yaas in Baitarani catchment has led to rise in water level in the river. Water flowing near Anandpur at 39mt while at Akhuapada, it has crossed danger mark. Expecting medium flood in Baitarani. Well prepared to face situation: Odisha SRC
There is no threat of flash flood in major rivers in northen Odisha as the water level is flowing below danger mark in several rivers other than Baitarani despite overnight rains under the impact of the cyclonic storm. Read Full Story...
Strong winds coupled with torrential rainfall in the wake of very severe cyclonic storm Yaas have wreaked havoc in several coastal and interior districts of Odisha.
Cyclonic storm Yaas barrelled through the coast of Odisha after making landfall with hostile winds of around 130 to 140 kmph gusting up to 150 know near Bahanaga in Balasore yesterday and ripped across the north interior pockets of the State through Mayurbhanj before entering Jharkhand. The storm has now weakened into a depression.
There is no flood situation in Cyclone Yaas-hit regions in Odisha, however, water flowing above danger mark in Baitarani at 38.36 metre. Water level will rise to 40.85 metre in the river.
Water flowing below danger mark in Subarnarekha and Budhabalanga, informs EIC, WR dept
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to conduct an aerial survey of cyclone ‘Yaas’-hit regions in Kendrapara, Balasore and Bhadrak district in the afternoon today.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to conduct aerial survey of Cyclone Yaas affected districts in Odisha today
Even as cyclone ‘Yaas’ which crossed the north Odisha coast yesterday has weakened into a depression, the impact of the storm is still felt at several places in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore and adjoining districts with heavy wind and rain.
The vaccination exercise against Covid-19 which was halted in the State in view of very severe cyclonic storm Yaas has resumed today.
Budhabalanga River flows below danger mark as rain stops and water level recedes after Cyclone Yaas. Earlier on Wednesday, Budhabalanga River was in spate after the devastating cyclonic storm; water was flowing at a height of 23.2 metres at Astia in Mayurbhanj by 6 pm.
Uprooted trees, disrupted communication lines, floating cars, damaged houses and perplexed human faces.These are sights which greet one while passing through the cyclone ravaged Balasore and Bhadrak districts on Wednesday. Read Full Story
Cyclone Yaas In Odisha: The Devastation & Immediate Restoration. See Pics
Chief Minister Naveen reviewed the post-cyclone situation and announced relief for seven days for all the families of 128 marooned villages of the cyclone-affected districts. The CM also said that the major roads will be restored for communication in next 24 hours. Similarly, the CM assured that 80% restoration of electricity supply in affected districts in next 24 hours.
The Chief Minister congratulated all the Panchayat representatives, districts administrations, community organisations, police for their excellent work in evacuation. The CM also thanked the doctors and health workers for continuous health service in the affected districts during the cyclone.
SRC issues advisory to Collectors of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar & Dhenkanal. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places over these districts. Read More
The Severe cyclonic storm Yaas weakened into cyclonic storm at 17.30 pm. Under the influence of high vertical wind shear over the region and weaker outflow in the upper levels, it would weaken further into a deep depression during next 3-4 hours, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Despite being hit by Cyclone Yaas, the Odisha government has ensured the uninterrupted supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) which is required by several states where the cases of Covid-19 are still high. The Odisha government officials said that the uninterrupted supply of LMO was due to proper planning by the government. Read More
The damage caused by Cyclone is less than what we had estimated. Clearance of uprooted trees and restoration of electric poles underway at different places. Our teams will continue to remain deployed as long as it is necessary, said NDRF DG SN Pradhan to OTV
Cylone Yaas caused extensive damage to trees in Nilagiri area in Balasore district. However, there is no major loss to electric infrastructure. Next 12 hours crucial for Mayurbhanj as wind speed is likely to increase. Over 1 lakh people evacuated in the districtm informed the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).
Chief Engineer of Odisha Water Resources Department (WRD) Jyotirmaya Rath dismissed reports raising fears of flood in Subarnarekha river following cyclone Yaas that battered Balasore and Bhadrak districts today.
“Water level in Subarnarekha and Budhabalang rivers have remained almost same till now. And there is no danger of flood. However, we are keeping close vigil on these two rivers,” Rath said. Read More
The landfall process of "very severe" cyclonic storm 'Yaas' in Bay of Bengal has completed and it has weakened into "severe cyclonic" storm. Read More
With the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas weakening into a severe category after ripping through the north-coast of Odisha upon making landfall between north of Dhamra and south of Balasore, disaster management troops engaged in the storm battle have launched rescue and restoration operations on a war-footing. Read More...
Cyclone Yaas has completed the process of landfall & crossed the coast between 10:30-11:30 am with a wind speed of 130-150kmph, informs IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
Cyclone Yaas will weaken in 3 hours & the wind speed will reduce to 60 kmph in 6 hours. It will turn into deep depression tomorrow morning & move towards Jharkhand. Heavy rainfall will continue for 12 hours, added Mohapatra.
The very severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas' has crossed north Odisha coast at 20 km south of Balasore between 10 and 11.30AM today. Read More...
Flash-flood situation in at least 10 villages under Basudevpur block of Bhadrak district. Sea water ingression in some villages in Baliapal block of Balasore.
Very severe cyclonic storm Cyclone ‘Yaas’ started processing for landfall at around 9 am, which will continue till next three hours for completion.
As per data released by the Regional Met Centre of the IMD in Bhubaneswar, Kendrapara has received the maximum of 211.5 mm of average rainfall in the last 24 hours followed by Jagatsinghpur with 166.8 mm rain. In terms of stations, Chandbali has reported 288 mm of rainfall.
Cyclonic storm Yaas lies 25 km south of Balasore & moving at a speed of 14 kmph. It is now crossing the coast to the south of Balasore and the landfall process will continue for 2 more hours. Windspeed remains between 130 to 140 kmph gusting up to 150 kmph, says IMD
Landfall process is continuing. It will take around 3 hours to complete. 30 km south-southeast of Balasore at 0930 hours IST, informs India Meteorological Department.
Cyclone Yaas has made landfall between the north of Dhamra and south of Balasore. The process will take around 3-4 hours to complete. As earlier the very severe cyclonic storm was hurtling at 15kmph towards north Odisha coast, almost all models had predicted the landfall place between Dhamra and Balasore. Read More...
The Director-General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has informed that the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas has made landfall on Odisha coast between north of Dhamra and south of Balasore at around 9 am today. Read More...
Cyclone Yaas landfall started at about 9 am between north of Dhamra & south of Balasore close around Bahanaga block coast, the process to continue for 3-4 hours to complete. Maximum impact to be in Balasore & Bhadrak. Wind speed to be about 100kmph in Mayurbhanj: SRC Pradeep Jena
Cyclone Yaas landfall process has commenced around 0900 Hrs IST. It is centred about 50 km south-southeast of Balasore, informs IMD.
With very severe cyclone Yaas about to hit Odisha-West Bengal coasts in few hours, the Regional Meteorological Department has issued more updates on the forecast and impact of the storm so far. Read More...
The very severe cyclonic storm Yaas has already started to batter the northern coastline of Odisha with powerful winds and rain as it is set to make landfall in a few hours from now. As per the statement of the India Meteorological Department, the storm will cross the Odisha-Bengal coasts to the north of Dhamra and south of Balasore around noon today with sustained wind speed of 130 to 140 kmph. Read More...
Cyclone Yaas is 40-km away from Dhamra in Bhadrak district, informs IMD DG Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
Cyclone Yaas lay centred over northwest Bay of Bengal near latitude 20.7°N and longitude 87.45°E, about 60 km east of Dhamra, 90 km east-northeast of Paradip, 105 km south-southeast of Balasore: IMD
Cyclone Yaas movement per hour around 12kmph. Landfall to be delayed, may start around 10-11am. Wind speed around 130kmph . Landfall around Basudevpur- Bahanaga area ( slight north/ south of the area): SRC Pradeep Jena
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas to cross Odisha coast between Dhamra and Balasore around noon of 26th May with wind speed of 130-140KMPH: IMD
Cylone Yaas is now about 100km east of Paradip & 90km southeast of Dhamra
The very severe cyclonic storm Yaas is now about 110km east of Paradip, 170km south-southeast of Balasore, 160km south-southeast of Digha & 110km southeast of Dhamra. The current intensity near center: 130-140kmph gusting to 155kmph, informs IMD
Dhamra reporting 60-70 kmph wind and rain, Tweets SRC
Cyclone Yaas moving ahead in NNW, now about 120km ESE of Paradip. Increased wind & rain seen in & around Paradip. Wind action & intensity will gradually increase. So also rainfall: Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena
The Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar fall under the violet zone and are likely to experience a wind speed of 60-70 kmph, says SRC Pradeep Jena
The next 8-10 hours are crucial for us. The process of landfall is likely to begin at around 5 am. The wind speed is likely to shoot up to 145-185 kmph after the landfall, says SRC Pradeep Jena
More than 5 lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha, informs SRC
Details of evacuation:
- Balasore: 1,43,000
- Kendrapara: 1,05,000
- Bhadrak: 94,000
- Mayurbhanj: 43,500
- Jagatsinghpur: 21,000
- Cuttack: 15,500
- Puri: 14,000
- Koenjhar: 10,000
In view of the weather warning by IMD, flight operations at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar will be suspended from 11 pm today to 5 am May 27
In a major change in its prediction, the Joint typhoon Warning centre (JTWC) has recently changed the landfall place of Cyclone Yaas.
In its latest bulletin, the JTWC has observed that Cyclone Yaas will make landfall at the mouth of Budhabalanga river estuary. The latitude and longitude it mentioned of are 21 deg North and 87.5 deg East.
Cyclonic storm Yaas has turned into a 'Very Severe Cyclonic Storm' and is currently moving at a speed of about 15kmph in the sea, informed the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas, located about 160 km east-southeast of Paradip, 250 km south-southeast of Balasore; to intensify further and to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands during 26 May as a VSCS: IMD
Cyclone Yaas intensifies into a very severe cyclonic storm, now lays about 160 km off Paradip coast, informs IMD DG Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
Doppler radar at Paradip spots the eye of Cyclone Yaas. Radius of the 'Eye' is said to be 35 kms; areas falling in the route of the eye suffer massive destruction
As many as 4,000 personnel of NDRF, ODRAF, Fire Services and Police have been deployed at strategic places; 52 NDRF, 50 ODRAF, 206 Fire Services, 86 teams of Forest dept have been pressed into service: Odisha SRC
SRC Pradeep Jena briefs on preparedness for approaching cyclonic storm 'Yaas'.
At a time when the State machinery is busy in evacuating people from the line of fire of Cyclone Yaas, allegations of mismanagement at a cyclone shelter in Baunshagadia village under Balasore’s Bahanaga block dampened the spirit of other people who wanted to shift to shelter points.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews readiness to tackle Cyclone Yaas, says, "All precautionary measures have been taken. Every life is important and zero causality is the policy of the government."
With cyclone Yaas approaching towards the Odisha coast, the State government has so far evacuated more than 2 lakh people from vulnerable locations to safer places in 10 districts which are likely to be affected by the storm.
The Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas is moving at a speed of around 15 kmph and now lies about 200 km off Paradip coast, informs IMD DG Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra #Odisha
Cyclone Yaas: As many as 2,10,000 people in 10 districts have been evacuated by 4 pm today
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#CycloneYaas: Evacuation drive underway in 7 districts in #Odisha; 1,55,129 persons have been evacuated so far.
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The Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas over Westcentral & adjoining Eastcentral & north Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 16 kmph during past 6 hrs, about 220 km south-southeast of Paradip, 330 km south-southeast of Balasore: Bhubaneswar MeT Centre
Jajpur district administration imposes restrictions on the movement of vehicles between Chandikhole and Balasore and vice-versa from midnight to noon tomorrow in view of Cyclone Yaas
In the early morning hours of today, Cyclone Yaas turned into a severe cyclonic storm. The system had moved in parallel to the Puricoast during the last 12 hours. Therefore, Bhubaneswar witnessed rain since midnight. Read More...
As many as four coastal districts- Kendrapara, Jagatisnghpur, Bhadrak and Balasore have been put on high risk zone as the State government braces to tackle the impact of impending Cyclone ‘Yaas’ which is threatening to cause large scale destruction in the coastal belt of the State during landfall on May 26 morning. Read More...
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked its highest-ever number of teams for deployment in Odisha and West Bengal as part of its preparations for the impending cyclone Yaas, a senior officer said on Tuesday. Read More...
Cyclone Yaas likely to hit tomorrow morning (May 26) around Dhamra (few km north). We have alerted district authorities of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara & Jagatsinghpur to prepare for landfall anywhere between Bhitarkanika & Balasore. Continue evacuation in full scale, informed SRC
Administration of districts that are likely to come under direct impact of Cyclone Yaas have fortified all hospitals with additional strengthening of doors & windows. PW Dept ensuring all such facilities while Health Dept taking care for uninterrupted services to patients, added SRC.
Bhubaneswar Regional MeT issues warning signals for ports in view of Cyclone Yaas:
--Great Danger (GD) Warning 10 (GD10) at Paradip & Dhamra Ports
--GD Warning 8 (GD8) at Puri Port
--Local Cautionary Signal No.3 (LC3) at Gopalpur Port
Cyclone Yaas is likely to hit Odisha's coastline between Balasore and Bhadrak district somewhere near Dhamra, the Director-General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed OTV while pinpointing the impact of the storm which will turn into very severe cyclone category before making landfall around the forenoon of May 26. Read More...
Cyclone Yaas impact will be high 6 hours before & after the landfall. Big trees & electric poles may get uprooted. Dhamra is likely to witness maximum damage. People should stay indoors during cyclone: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
Cyclone Yaas likely to intensify into 'very severe cyclonic storm' by today evening. Rain has already begun and it will continue. Windspeed in districts like Kendrapara & Jagatsinghpur will reach around 80 kmph after today midnight: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
As the severe cyclonic storm is fast approaching the coast, which is likely to make landfall between North Odisha and West Bengal tomorrow, the government has started evacuating people from vulnerable areas to safe places in sensitive districts with taking measures for rescue, relief and restoration works.
Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts before, during and after the cyclone. Read More...
Paradip has so far received maximum rainfall due to the impact of Cyclone Yaas. North Odisha to witness heavy rainfall due to the cyclonic storm: Umashankar Das, senior weather expert at Regional MeT Bhubaneswar
The cyclonic storm over east-central Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm late on Monday night. It will intensify further and transform into very severe category storm in next 12 hours. Read More...
Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 9 kmph during past 6 Hrs & about 360 km south-southeast of Paradip, 460 km south-southeast of Balasore
Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ currently lays about 710 km North-Northwest of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 450 km South-Southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 550 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and 540 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal): IMD
The Odisha government on Monday prohibited use of generator sets for private purposes during electrical restoration works in the aftermath of cyclone Yaas.
The special weather bulletin issued by the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Monday evening further confirmed the likely landfall area of Cyclone Yaas between Paradip and Sagar islands, around Balasore district.
The Odisha government on Monday relaxed the rules of mandatory Covid-19 negative report for those coming to the State for cyclone management work.
The Odisha government has cancelled government holidays and leave of government employees in view of impending cyclonic storm Yaas.
According to a notification issued by the General Administration and Public Grievance Department, the government holidays and leave of government servants have been cancelled till May 31 by the order of the Governor.
As Cyclone Yaas comes closer to make a likely landfall in Balasore district, the Odisha government has suspended the ongoing COVID vaccination, testing and door to door survey in three sensitive districts from May 25 to 27.
Cyclone Yaas over East-central Bay of Bengal moved north-north-westwards with a speed of about 7 kmph during past 6 hours, is about 490 km south-southeast of Paradip, 590 km south-southeast of Balasore: Bhubaneswar MeT Centre Odisha
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the State is facing two major threats- Covid-19 and cyclone 'Yaas'- and sought full cooperation of all to tackle the twin challenges.
With the latest update from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) that the Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall somewhere around Balasore district, the State machinery is gearing up to evacuate vulnerable people from its path.
Odisha cancels leave and holidays of government employees to manage human resource, material and logistics for the areas likely to be affected by Cyclone Yaas
Odisha SRC urges people not to use generators from 6 am to 6 pm after the Cyclone Yaas; says, "Back current is produced due to the use of generators causing deaths and injuries to electricity officials."
Directives have been given to evacuate people from today and the evacuation drive should be complete by tomorrow afternoon. Arrangements to provide masks, cooked food, sattu, and biscuits to children at cyclone shelters have been made: Odisha SRC
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addresses people of the State ahead of Cyclone Yaas and urges people to move to cyclone shelters or safer places and use double masks; says, "Cyclone is not new for us. We are well prepared to face both the challenges- cyclone and Covid19."
As many as 52 NDRF teams will be pressed into service in post cyclone rescue and relief operations. 22 teams have already arrived while 30 more will reach the State by tonight.
Very severe cyclonic storm Yaas is expected to make landfall during May 26 noon between Paradip and Sagar islands around Balasore, predicts Bhubaneswar MeT Centre
Odisha SRC directs collectors of districts likely to get affected by #CycloneYaas for timely evacuation of people & complete the entire process by tomorrow noon; also orders contractors to shift labourers engaged in constructions works from temporary camps to safer places
With the memory of Fani and the horrors it unleashed still fresh, people were seen rushing to the market at various areas across Odisha to stock up on essential goods as impending cyclone ‘Yaas’ nears. Read More...
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday took stock of preparedness with Chief Ministers of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to deal with cyclonic storm Yaas (pronounced as 'Yass') in the Bay of Bengal. Read More...
Coastal districts in the northern parts of the State including Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Bhadrak are most likely bear the brunt of cyclone ‘Yaas’ which is likely to hit the coasts between North Odisha and West Bengal on May 26 noon. Read More...
With the Cyclone Yaas coming into existence in Bay of Bengal, now all reputed models world over have concluded that this very severe cyclonic storm will make landfall at around 21deg North latitude and 87 degree longitude. Read More...
The Odisha government on Monday instructed the top brass of the State bureaucracy to oversee rescue and relief operation in various coastal districts even as the weather department predicted cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ is most likely to hit the coasts between North Odisha and West Bengal on May 26. Read More....
Cyclone Yaas: Wind speed to increase after midnight of May 25 & reach around 120-130 kmph by the next morning (May 26).Maximum wind speed to be between 155&185 kmph when it hits the coast. Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara,Bhadrak & Balasore to be most affected:IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara & Jagatsinghpur likely to witness sea waves of 2-4 metres high due to Cyclone Yaas, said Mohapatra
The deep depression over East-central Bay of Bengal, which had remained practically stationary during past 6 hours, today intensified into cyclonic storm. Read More...
Cyclone Yaas: NDRF has committed 99 teams across Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, informs DG SN Pradhan
In view of the impending Cyclone Yaas, Balasore district administration directs traders to remove all banners & hoardings by today evening.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to address the people of the State at 4 PM today; likely to speak on Cyclone Yaas & COVID-19 situation
CycloneYaas: Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar issues Local Cautionary Signal No. III (LC- III) in all ports of Odisha
CycloneYaas: To review preparedness & relief operations, secretaries have been given charge of districts likely to get affected by the cyclone- Hemant Sharma (Kendrapara), Saswat Mishra (Jagatsinghpur),VV Yadav (Bhadrak), Vishal Dev (Balasore), Suresh Basist (Mayurbhanj)
In view of the impending Cyclone ‘Yaas’, the Odisha government on Monday announced relaxation in lockdown in 10 districts for two days. Read More...
Several jellyfishes found dead at sea beach in Puri; CycloneYaas impact suspected
The deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Odisha-West Bengal coast on May 26 noon. Read More...
Union Home Minister Amit Shah to hold a meeting via video conference today with the chief ministers of Odisha
Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review preparations in view of Cyclone Yaas
Deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm.
Lockdown restrictions relaxed in view of impeding Cyclone Yaas in 10 Odisha districts- Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Puri, Jajpur, Cuttack & Khordha.
Street corner/road-side shops/stand-alone shops/ OMFED shops/ milk booths/bread and shops dealing with food and essential items, vegetables, fish, meat, egg and milk are allowed to operate between 7AM to 1PM on 24th May 2021 (Monday) and 25th May 2021, informed SRC
The depression over east-central Bay of Bengal, which had intensified into a deep Depression late last night, is very likely to convert into a cyclonic storm by today (May 24). Read More...
Depression over east central Bay of Bengal intensifies into a Deep Depression, to further intensify into a Cyclonic Storm & likely to make landfall by May 26 evening. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur & Mayurbhanj: Rajendra Jenamani Odisha
Balasore district administration issues high alert for CycloneYaas , advises people to keep drinking water ready for at least four days. Those who are living under thatched houses have been advised to move to nearby cyclone centers.
With the cyclone Yaas getting closer to Odisha coast, the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has issued Red Warning to eight coastal districts of the State for May 26.
While reviewing the preparedness for the impending Cyclone Yaas, the Director General (DG) of Odisha Police, Abhay on Sunday said that the police force in the coastal districts have been put on high alert to deal with any eventuality that might arise due to the possible Cyclone Yaas.
"...Had another round of review with collectors of all probable cyclone districts. It appears all Dept and districts are better prepared to minimise inconvenience. Pray God that we serve people with adequate concern and empathy," tweets Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena
In the likelihood of Cyclone Yaas hitting the shores of Odisha, the Minister of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing and Urban Development on Sunday reviewed the preparedness and directed to strictly follow the SOP and instructions in this regard.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has started positioning rescue teams in Odisha ahead of impending cyclone ‘Yaas’, which is expected to make landfall somewhere between Paradip and Sagar Islands on May 26 as per the present prediction made by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As cyclone Yaas comes closer to make landfall on the east coast of India, the Eastern Railway has cancelled 25 running through this route.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has kept 11 transport aircraft and 25 helicopters ready to carry out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations as part of preparations to deal with the situation arising out of Cyclone Yaas, officials said on Sunday.
Eastern Railway cancels 25 trains between 24th May & 29th May, due to Cyclone Yaas.
Before launching the final attack on the coastlines of West Bengal and Odisha, it seems Cyclone Yaas is taking its position in the Bay of Bengal.
With the system becoming a depression today, the cyclone genesis has started in the Bay.
And the big development today is, going by the first predictions of the reputed models after the cyclone genesis, it seems the eye of Cyclone Yaas may cross the coast between Balasore(Odisha) and Haldia (West Bengal).
Cyclone Yaas: 10 more NDRF teams will be airlifted to Odisha by tonight as SRC sought more rescue teams. Total 32 teams have been kept prepared for the State, informs NDRF DG SN Pradhan to OTV
The developing cyclonic storm 'Yaas' will most-probably make landfall somewhere between Odisha's Paradip and Sagar Islands, the southern-most part of West Bengal. The Director General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra made the major announcement on Sunday. Read More...
Cyclone Yaas: The wind speed will reach 40-50 kmph on May 24 & further gain pace on May 25. Northern Odisha is likely to witness heavy to very rainfall & some places may receive over 20 cm rainfall: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
CycloneYaas: The well-marked low pressure over Bay of Bengal turns into depression & will intensify into a cyclone by tomorrow morning. It will make landfall between Paradip & Sagar Island on the evening of May 26, the wind speed will be 155 to 165 kmph during landfall
All Covid Care Centres, Covid hospitals & medicals will be provided uninterrupted power supply, standby arrangements have been made in case of power outage; leave of all electricity dept employees canceled in view of the cyclone: Odisha Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra
With the low pressure on East central Bay of Bengal set to turn into a cyclonic storm tomorrow, the Odisha government has pulled all efforts in strengthening it's action plan to tackle the probable disaster. Read More...
A special team has been formed to tackle the possible impact of CycloneYaas, work is in progress with the coordination of the concerned district administrations: Water Resources Department Engineer-in-Chief (EIC) Jyotirmaya Rath
10 districts have been asked to remain vigilant, everyone is in touch with 24-hour control room; leaves of all officers have been cancelled & no one can leave the headquarters,says Rath
PM Modi attends meeting with senior govt officials & reps from National Disaster Management Authority, Secretaries from Telecom, Power, Civil aviation, Earth Sciences Ministries reviewing preparations against approaching CycloneYaas. Union HM Amit Shah was also present.
The Low Pressure over East-Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a well-marked low pressure system, the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD informed on Sunday. Read more...
Movement track of probable cyclonic storm Yaas can be ascertained after the low pressure over East-central BoB turns into depression. Under its impact, wind speed will remain 40 to 50 kmph from May 24 evening, 50 to 60 kmph from May 25 & 100 to 110 kmph on May 26: Met Centre
Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena reaches Balasore to review preparedness in view of CycloneYaas; meeting underway via video conferencing at District Collector's office with all the block & panchayat level officers, focus on zero casualty
7 NDRF teams to be deployed in Balasore district, 4 in Bhadrak, 3 in Kendrapara, 2 in Jajpur & 1 team each in Jagatsinghpur and Mayurbhanj districts. Teams have been directed to reach their respective workplaces by May 24, informs Odisha SRC
Airlift of 21T of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief equipment & 334 personnel of NDRF by 5xC-130 aircraft from Patna & Varanasi to Kolkata and Arakkonam to Port Blair is currently underway: Indian Air Force
The Low-Pressure became more marked & lay as a well-marked Low-Pressure Area over East-central Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to concentrate into depression in the next 12 hours. It is very likely to move northnorthwestwards, intensify into a Cyclonic Storm by 24th May & further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours, informs Bhubaneswar Met Centre.
PM Modi to hold a meeting with senior govt officials & reps from National Disaster Management Authority, Secretaries from Telecom, Power, Civil aviation, Earth Sciences Ministries to review preparations in view of Cyclone Yaas today. Home Minister Amit Saha & other ministers will also join.
Low-pressure system getting more organised as revealed from morning satellite image captured between 4 am to 4.26. Low-pressure area very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by tomorrow, 24th and into a very severe storm in subsequent 24Hrs: Met Centre
In the wake of the impeding Cyclone Yaas, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday cancelled 16 more trains under its jurisdiction.
In view of possible cyclone over Bay of Bengal, #Odisha Health Dept asks Collectors, CDM & PHOs to appoint nodal officers at the block, district level, ensure functioning of control room on 24X7 basis and maintain coordination with SRC office
16 more trains passing through/terminating trains at ECoR jurisdiction cancelled due to possible cyclone Yaas. 74 trains were previously cancelled: East Coast Railway
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday emphasised on saving people's lives as he chaired a high-level virtual meeting to review the State's preparedness to deal with possible Cyclone Yaas over the Bay of Bengal.
With cyclonic storm 'Yaas' expected to reach West Bengal and adjoining northern Odisha coasts by May 26 evening, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has emphasised that all measures should be taken in a timely manner to minimise loss of lives and destruction of property.
"CM said our main aim is to prevent casualty. He directed officials to shift all living in kutcha houses. He also ordered to house limited number of people in each shelter home by following #COVID19 protocols," informs SRC
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today chairs a meeting of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review the preparedness of Central and State Ministries/Agencies to deal with Cyclonic Storm Yaas in the Bay of Bengal.
Cabinet Secretary stressed that safety of COVID patients be ensured & disruption of functioning of COVID hospitals & centres avoided. He also advised that steps be taken to maintain generation & movement of oxygen from cyclone-affected areas, to other parts of the country.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Sanjay Singh on Saturday hold an emergency meeting with top officials to discuss preparedness ahead of the ‘very severe cyclonic’ storm Yaas.
The season’s first cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal is just 48 hours away. Though clouds are positioning to develop into a cyclonic storm, the haze over its landfall is getting clear day by day.
After battling with cyclone Tauktae in western India, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is all geared up to help Odisha and West Bengal fight the possible ‘very severe cyclonic’ storm Yaas.
With the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD on Saturday confirming the formation of a low pressure over East-central Bay of Bengal, the Special Relief Commissioner of the State informed that the authorities of all government departments and various districts are executing their preparations on a war footing to tackle the possible cyclonic storm that may intensify from the low-pressure system by May 24.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday informed that a low-pressure area has formed over the Bay of Bengal and it will subsequently intensify into a cyclonic storm on May 24.
Centre will extend all help to #Odisha to deal with the possible cyclone: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Under impact of probable cyclonic storm #Yaas, some districts of #Odisha likely to experience heavy rainfall from May 25. Yellow warning issued for north coastal districts. Wind speed on and off the coastline likely to increase from May 24 evening: Met Centre's Umashankar Das
The Cyclonic circulation over Southeast & adjoining Central Bay of Bengal between 3.1 km & 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. Under its influence, a Low-Pressure Area is very likely to form over East-central Bay of Bengal & adjoining north Andaman Sea: Bhubaneswar Met Centre
The Indian Air Force has deployed 1xC17, 3xC130 and 2xAn-32 for transportation of NDRF personnel and load from Jamnagar to Bhubaneswar and Kolkata in view of possible Cyclonic storm Yaas.
CM Naveen Patnaik to review preparedness for Cyclone in 14 districts of Odisha at a meeting in the afternoon today. Chief Secretary, SRC, Collectors of concerned districts, and other senior officials will also remain present at the meeting.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has written a letter to the Chief Secretaries of all the states that are likely to be affected by the intensified cyclonic storm ‘Yaas', urging the state governments to make adequate arrangements for Covid preparedness, because there is a fear that the storm might compound the public health threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More...
In the wake of Cyclone Yaas, the East Coast Railway on Friday cancelled several trains originating or terminating from Bhubaneswar and Puri.
In view of #CycloneYaas, East Coast Railway cancels 74 trains originating/terminating from & at Bhubaneswar & Puri and trains passing through ECoR in Howrah-Chennai Main Line
As many as 17 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 20 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) teams have been put on standby to deal with any eventuality arising out of Cyclone Yaas, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Friday.
Fisheries Dept brought back almost all fisher folks in the sea except 39; those struck in the sea will be brought back by tomorrow. Coast guards are patrolling off Paradip coast & trying to find out if there is any fisher folk with boat or trawler struck in the sea: #Odisha SRC
In view of the possible cyclone ‘Yaas’, the State Housing and Urban Development Department has released Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).
Odisha is well prepared and has taken a slew of necessary measures in view of the possible development of a cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ in the Bay of Bengal, said Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena on Friday.
With less than 48 hours being left for the formation of low pressure area over east central Bay of Bengal, the world’s top cyclone forecasting agency, the ECMWF, based on the sea conditions as on today (May 21), has changed the landfall place from Bhadrak – Balasore in Odisha to Purba Medinipur in West Bengal.
Ahead of the impending cyclone Yaas which is likely to hit Odisha coast later next week, administration in the coastal Odisha districts of Jajpur and Kendrapara held preparatory meetings to deal with the situation, on Friday.
Ahead of the formation of a low pressure in north Andaman Sea and its neighbouring East Central Bay of Bengal and possible intensification into a cyclone, Odisha government on Friday informed that it has initiated exhaustive disaster management exercise with arrangements at all level while also ruling out the chances of any flood-like situation in the State.
Flood-like situation won't arise as it is summer. However, flash flood and water-logging may be reported from some places and we are ready to tackle it," said Water Resources Department Engineer-in-Chief (EIC) Jyotirmaya Rath. "We will keep tab on river embankments; we are fully prepared for the possible impact of cyclone in 10 districts," Rath added.
A 24-hour control room will be set up by Rural Development, Public Works and Water Resources departments. A a toll-free number will be issued to report problems that may arise due to the impact of Cyclone Yaas, informed Water Resources Department Engineer-in-Chief (EIC) Jyotirmaya Rath.
The brewing of a fresh low pressure in North Andaman Sea and its adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal and its likely intensification into a cyclonic storm has trigerred major concerns for crop cultivators amid this pandemic crisis. Read More...
Less than a week after powerful Cyclone Tauktae battered the west coast of India, a low-pressure system is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and is set to intensify into a powerful cyclone. Eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal are likely to face the brunt of the upcoming storm next week as the storm is expected to make landfall by May 26. Read More...
As per Regional Specialised Metrological Centre, New Delhi, there is convergence among all models that cyclone ‘Yaas’ will take north west course. This is where Odisha comes into picture. Read More...
The India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued an alert confirming likelihood on formation of a low pressure area over north Andaman Sea and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal around May 22 and its gradual intensification into a cyclonic storm by May 24. Read More...
Odisha government on Thursday said that a slew of measures is already up for immediate implementation by various departments on a priority basis in view of the development of a cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal. Read More...
IMD Cyclone Centre Chief RK Jenamani said that cyclone may be a severe or extremely severe category storm. It is likely to take the shape of low pressure on May 22 and intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 24. Under its impact, coastal parts of might start to see rain from May 25.
"The probable intensity of Cyclone Yaas can only be ascertained on May 22 while its track and place of landfall can be predicted on May 23. North Odisha districts are likely to get more affected by the storm," added Jenamani
With a fresh low pressure brewing up in the north Andaman Sea which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 25 , the Special Relief Commissioner on Thursday directed all the departments to remain ready to tackle the emergency with necessary manpower and machinery. Read More...
In the wake of a low pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal that can intensify into a cyclone, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha on Wednesday reviewed the preparedness with Collectors of coastal districts. Read More...
While Indian models predict the date of landfall as May 26, ECMWF, US-GSF, CMC and put the date as May 27-28. The wind speed will be 150kmph gusting to 195kmph. As per the model of this top institute, the probable cyclone ‘Yaas’ will make landfall between Odisha’s Balasore and West Bengal’s Digha. Read More...
Director General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Wednesday warned that a fresh cyclone might hit the coast between Odisha and West Bengal on May 26. Speaking exclusively to OTV, Mohapatra informed that a low-pressure system will develop around Andaman Sea and its neighbourhood on May 22. It will intensify during the subsequent 72 hours and turn into a cyclonic storm by May 25. Read More
Amid a trail of destruction left by Cyclone Tauktae, the India Meteorological Department on Tuesday indicated development of a fresh cyclonic system in the Bay of Bengal. Read More
With the Arabian Sea having given birth to extremely severe cyclone Tauktae , hotter Bay of Bengal is poised to give birth to a cyclonic system by the end of May. Whenever the Bay brews up a cyclone, a chill runs down the spine of Odisha. It’s so because, the Bay had given birth to 26 of world’s 30 ferocious cyclonic systems. Read More