The Odisha government has undertaken restoration of roadways and drinking water supply on a war-footing in all the districts majorly affected by the very severe cyclonic storm Yaas which wreaked havoc in north-coastal and some other adjoining interior regions of the State on May 26.
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.
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.
The situation at Similipal was brought under control by swift relief and restoration works taken up on war footing by the concerned district administration, NDRF personnel, forest and fire services departments.
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.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday reviewed the restoration operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas and directed officials to carry out the works on a war-footing basis.
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.
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.
The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) on Monday announced postponement of its scheduled odd semester (Regular/Back) online examinations on account of the cyclone Yaas and its after effects.
The Opposition parties in Odisha raised questions over the implementation of various housing schemes in the State after the government claimed that lakhs of people were evacuated from kutcha houses to safer places ahead of cyclone Yaas.
Several of these children were born on Tuesday night, when the cyclonic storm was approaching the country's eastern coast, while there are others who saw the light of the world around the time when 'Yaas' made its landfall near Bahanaga, 50 km south of Balasore district
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducted an aerial survey today (May 27) to assess the damage caused by ‘Cyclone Yaas’. The CM conducted the survey of the worst-hit Kendrapara, Balasore and Bhadrak districts of the state.
An all-time record rainfall triggered by the cyclone Yaas in Similipal on Wednesday night left many rivers originating from the area in spate disrupting communication at several places.
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.
The inflow of water has increased in Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha rivers due to the cyclone-triggered rainfall but there are no chances of flood in these two rivers.
CM Naveen Patnaik has announced a seven-day relief for 128 villages in Balasore and Bhadrak districts that were marooned by the tidal surge and heavy downpour on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.
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.
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.
While one Saraswati Bairagi of Harinapokhari village delivered a baby girl at Talachuan primary health centre in Kendrapara district, many babies were delivered at different hospitals in Puri.
The CM also directed officials to clear the major roads for smooth transportation in the next 24 hours and 80% restoration of electricity supply in the affected districts in the next 24 hours.