It’s hardly been 10 days since ‘Cyclone Gulab’ caused devastation in parts of Odisha, and formation of a fresh low pressure has triggered speculations regarding another cyclone in the state.
The weather bureau has issued Orange Alert for the districts of Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall. Similarly, some other regions like Nuapada, Bolangir, Rayagada and Kalahandi have been put in Yellow zones with forecast of heavy rainfall.
The advisory issued for the period from 8.30 am September 26 to 8.30 am September 27 has highlighted warnings, possible impacts apart from suggesting actions in view of the storm.
The country's premier weather forecasting agency has issued an Orange Message in its latest cyclone warning for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts.
For the family of Hemant Das, the sky was so blue and serene but on May 26, suddenly everything changed. Clouds darkened over their fate just like the sky when hostile winds and torrential downpour made their life miserable.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on Friday to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas. As per reports, the PM will land in Bhubaneswar on Frinday (May 28) after which he will hold a review meeting in the capital city.
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.
Even as Cyclone Yaashas made landfall at 15km south of Balasore with a packing wind speed of 120kmph, the fact to the fore is its wind speed has been the lowest since 1999
Post landfall, even though Cyclone Yaas has gradually weakened, Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena stated that strong winds and rainfall continue to persist in Nilagiri area of Balasore district.
The landfall process of "very severe" cyclonic storm 'Yaas' in Bay of Bengal has completed and it has weakened into "severe cyclonic" storm
With the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas weakening into a severe category after ripping through the north-coast of Odisha.
With cyclone Yaas making landfall, under its influence, seas on West Bengal coast were visibly rough and disturbed.
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 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.
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.
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.
Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall a few kilometres north of Dhamra region on May 26 morning.
The sea is slowly turning rough as the time for Cyclone Yaas landfall approaches. Water level is rising at Udaipur beach causing panic among locals.
With cylonic storm Yaas expected to cross Odisha-West Bengal near Balasore, its effects are already visible in the coastal areas of the state.
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)
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.
A cyclonic system over south-east and adjoining Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger a low pressure area over east-central and north Andman sea today, the regional weather department informed.
In the wake of Cyclone Yaas, the East Coast Railway on Friday cancelled several trains originating or terminating from Bhubaneswar and Puri.
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.
With Odisha bracing for a cyclone in a few days time, its high time people should maintain extra caution in health matters during the ongoing second wave of the Covid pandemic. The Director of the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar Laxmidhar Sahu has urged people to avoid getting exposed in the rain and windy conditions as much as possible during the cyclone as it may increase risk of infections due to a decrease in immunity inside the body.