#CycloneYaas In the midst of an intense cyclonic storm 'Yaas', at least 10 fishermen were out for fishing late last night (May 25). While they were returning to the shore, their boat capsized near Japa village in Ersama of Jagatsinghpur.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas has now weakened into a severe cyclonic storm. As per the latest update of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), at around 12:30 PM, Yaas remained centred over north coastal Odisha about 15 km west southwest of Balasore.
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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.
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.
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.
Odisha recorded 11,623 fresh positive cases in the past 24 hours. Khordha recorded the highest 2021 fresh Covid-19 infections, followed by Cuttack with 998 cases.
Under the influence of Cyclone Yaas, strong winds are sweeping parts of Dhamra in Bhadrak district causing damages.
The velocity of very severe cyclonic storm Yaas has now decreased to 12 km per hour from 15-16 km per hour. According to Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena, due to decrease in the velocity of the cyclone, the landfall is likely to be delayed and will be around 10-11 AM at a wind speed of around 130 kmph.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas is just 70 Kms away from Dhamra. According to the latest update of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Yaas is 70 Kms away from Bhadrak's Dhamra, while it is 90 kms away from Paradip and about 130 kms away from Balasore district.
Chandbali in Odisha's Bhadrak district experienced heavy rainfall with gusty winds around midnight just hours ahead of Cyclone Yaas landfall on May 26th noon.
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Flight operations suspended at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. In view of the impending very severe cyclonic storm Yaas, flight operations have been suspended at the Bhubaneswar Airport. Flight operations will remain suspended at the airport from May 25th 11 PM till 5 AM of May 27th.
Cyclone Yaas has now turned into a very severe cyclonic storm. As per the earlier predictions of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Yaas intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm in the evening today. As per IMD Chief, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the cyclone now lays about 180 km off Paradip coast.
Ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Yaas, heavy winds wrecked havoc on the coast of Rajnagar in Kendrapada. Misfortune struck a family, which was preparing to evacuate in the nick of time.
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With Cyclone Yaas hurtling towards Odisha, the state carried out a massive evacuation drive. As of 4 PM on May 25, over 2 lakh people were evacuated to various Cyclone shelters and other safe shelters in the state. Evacuation drives were being carried out in as many as 10 districts which are expected to be affected by Cyclone Yaas.
Cyclone Yaas will cross Odisha carrying winds at speed of 155-165 kilometres per hour with gustiness of 185 kilometres per hour. India Meteorological Department (IMD) Chief, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the cyclone is on course to cross Odisha coast between Dhamra and Balasore tomorrow noon. The IMD chief also said that interior Odisha districts may also experience high wind speed under its influence.
Heavy rainfall witnessed near Dhamra coast, with wind speed picking as Cyclone Yaas landfall time approaches near.
Ahead of the impending landfall on May 26th afternoon, Kendrapara district of Odisha witnessed rainfall & strong winds on Tuesday (May 25th).
Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall a few kilometres north of Dhamra region on May 26 morning.
It is believed that when the holy flag or the Patitapabana Bana of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri is white, it is an indication of heavy rain.
Dhamra, the likely landfall place of Cyclone Yaas, is experiencing scattered rainfall since yesterday and wind speed is gradually increasing.
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 cyclone Yaas expected to hit Odisha coastline between Balasore and Bhadrak district, seas along the coastline are visibly turning rough.
Speaking on the likely impact of the cyclone ‘Yaas’ in Odisha, Chief of India Meteorological Centre (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatratoday stated that Dhamara and Chandbali area of Bhadrakmay witness maximum damage due to the cyclone.
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.
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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.
Cyclonic storm Yaas is likely to make landfall near Balasore.
With cylonic storm Yaas expected to cross Odisha-West Bengal near Balasore, its effects are already visible in the coastal areas of the state.
Video of a Tehsildar dancing in a marriage procession in Jagatsinghpur district violating COVID19 guidelines has triggered a controversy.
With the cyclonic storm Yaas approaching towards Odisha coast, State Health Director Bijay Mohapatra shared the preparations for management of Covid-19 crisis during and post the cyclone.
Odisha’s forest officials and the nature lovers had an ear to ear smile on Saturday when a female adult gharial was sighted with 28 hatchlings in Mahanadi, almost after two decades. The mother gharial was spotted with 28 hatchlings at Satkosia gorge at Mahanadi River under Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary in Angul, which is the southernmost limit of the gharial’s natural habitat in India.
More than 8 lakh beneficiaries in Odisha are set to avail houses under the Pradhan MantriAwasYojana (PMAY) in the financial year 2021 – 2022! Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday (May 23) thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar for sanctioning 8,17,513 houses under the rural housing schemefor the beneficiaries in the state.
Ahead of the landfall of the cyclonic storm Yaas between Odisha and West Bengal coast on May 26th, the regional centre of India Meteorological Centre (IMD) on Sunday (May 23) issued red and yellow warning for several coastal districts in the state, wherein heavy rainfall and thunderstorms will be witnessed.