To be exact, as many as 19,23,699 living in 2,722 villages in the 12 blocks of Balasore district have been affected by Cyclone Yaas.
Moderate flood is expected in Baitarani River as heavy rainfall continued in Odisha in the aftermath of cyclone Yaas which made landfall on May 26th. According to the Odisha Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep Jena water level in Baitarani River is above danger mark at Anandpur and Akhuapada.
These visuals show a tornado spotted at Mahakalapada area of Kendrapara on May 26th as Cyclone Yaas made its landfall in Odisha. The sight triggered panic among locals who captured this nature’s fury on camera. The video, courtesy of DD Odia News, was tweeted by PIB Odisha.
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.
As Cyclone Yaas made it's landfall in Odisha, coastal areas of Balasore experienced heavy rainfall and strong winds. These visuals from Balasore's Talsari area show sea water entering into houses along the coast.
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.
Cyclone Yaas’ landfall began near Odisha’s Balasore & Bhadrak district bring with it strong winds & torrential rain.
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.
Heavy rainfall witnessed near Dhamra coast, with wind speed picking as Cyclone Yaas landfall time approaches near.
With the cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ likely to make landfall near Odisha’s Balasore distrtict on May 26th, Scientist of Meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar, Umashankar Das, has informed about fresh forecast of heavy rainfall in several coastal districts of Odisha.
The severe cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ over Bay of Bengal is set to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ by the evening of May 25th.
With Cyclone Yaas hurtling towards Odisha & West Bengal coasts India Meteorological Department (IMD) chief, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that four districts of Odisha are likely to be affected the most.
While INCOIS, ECMWF and ICON predict the landfall in West Bengal, close to Balasore, US-GFS identifies it as Odisha
The structure of Cyclone Yaas is made so that its disastrous impact will be felt in the sea and then on landfall place. Eastern and southern part of Yaas packed with knocking downwind and intense clouds.