BJP National Vice President, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda visited the cyclone hit areas of Kendrapara district on Thursday (May 27). Panda visited the district to review relief work and take stock of the damages caused by ‘Cyclone Yaas’ which wreaked havoc in several coastal and Northern districts of Odisha including Kendrapara on May 26.
A very severe cyclonic storm Yaas pounded the coastal districts in north Odisha when it hit the coast around 9 AM on Wednesday. Several low lying areas were inundated and trees uprooted amid the storm surge. Apprehensive of an extensive damage, the Odisha government had evacuated over six lakh people from low-lying and vulnerable areas of north coastal and adjoining districts, which has reportedly ensured zero casualty in the calamity. After the landfall process was complete, immediate road clearance was done by NDRF, ODRAF and police personnel for restoration of normalcy. Here are some pictures of the devastation and the post cyclone restoration works carried out in all the affected areas.
Cyclone Yaas had a destructive impact not just in the coastal districts but also in the interior parts of the state. On Wednesday, under the influence of the cyclonic system, heavy rainfall accompanied with gusty wind caused severe havoc in Mayurbhanj district.
These visuals show a intense sand storm at Paradip Beach just prior to the landfall of Cyclone Yaas in Odisha. The powerful wind and gust, coupled with a violent sea, painted a fearsome picture of the beach.
As Cyclone Yaas rips through north Odisha, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Chief, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra stated that the maximum damage would be felt in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, & Mayurbhanj.
The 'Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas' began its landfall process in north of Dhamra and south of Balasore district at 9 AM on Wednesday, as informed by the India Meteorological Department.
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