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Cyclone Evacuation
Over 2 Lakh Evacuated In Odisha As Cyclone Yaas Inches Closer

The maximum number of 74,132 people have been shifted in Balasore district, followed by 73,103 from Bhadrak and 41.685 from Kendrapara

Cyclone 'Yaas' To Make Landfall By Tomorrow Morning, 4 Coastal Dists In High Risk Zone: Odisha SRC

As many as four coastal districts- Kendrapara, Jagatisnghpur, Bhadrak and Balasore have been put on high risk zone as the State government braces to tackle the impact of impending Cyclone ‘Yaas’ which is threatening to cause large scale destruction in the coastal belt of the State during landfall on May 26 morning.

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Cyclone Yaas Landfall Will Be Near Bhitarkanika National Park: JTWC, US-GSF

Currently, Cyclone Yaas is having marginally unfavorable vertical wind shear. However, just prior to landfall, wind shear will turn supportive and Yaas to attain peak intensity

Cyclone Yaas Likely To Make Landfall Near Dhamra In Odisha
Cyclone Yaas Likely To Make Landfall Close To Dhamra In Odisha: IMD Chief

Cyclone Yaas is likely to hit Odisha's coastline between Balasore and Bhadrak district somewhere near Dhamra, the Director-General of India Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed OTV. The storm will turn into a very severe cyclonic storm before making landfall around the forenoon of May 26.

Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Here’s A List Of Do’s And Don’ts As Storm Intensifies 

As the severe cyclonic storm is fast approaching the coast, which is likely to make landfall between North Odisha and West Bengal tomorrow, the government has started evacuating people from vulnerable areas to safe places in sensitive districts with taking measures for rescue, relief and restoration works.

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Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Over Bay Of Bengal Intensifies Into Severe Cyclonic Storm

The cyclonic storm over east-central Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm late on Monday night. It will intensify further and transform into very severe category storm in next 12 hours.

Centre Approves Rs 128.23 Crore For Odisha As Additional Amphan Aid
Odisha Fixes Food Allowance, Special Wages Of Labourers For 'Yaas' Restoration Works

The Odisha government on Monday fixed special labour rate and food allowance for labours engaged in post cyclone restoration works.

Cyclone Restoration
Odisha Prohibits Use Of Generator Sets Post Cyclone To Prevent Back Current 

During electrical restoration work in the aftermath of cyclone or other disaster, use of generator sets for private purposes from 6 AM to 6 PM is prohibited as the back current from the generator may endanger the lives of electrical workers engaged in repair/ restoration of electrical supply lines and infrastructure

IMD Forecast
Cyclone Yaas To Make Landfall Around Balasore; Red, Orange Warnings Issued For Several Dists

The special weather bulletin issued by the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Monday evening further confirmed the likely landfall area of Cyclone Yaas between Paradip and Sagar islands, around Balasore district.

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Cyclone Yaas: Odisha Govt Cancels Leave Of Staff Till May 31

It is imperative that all the State Government offices and officials remain in a state of readiness

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
We Will Fight The Two Threats And Win: Odisha CM 

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the State is facing two major threats- Covid-19 and cyclone 'Yaas'- and sought full cooperation of all to tackle the twin challenges.

Cyclone Yaas: ADG Law & Order Reviews Preparedness At Balasore, Bhadrak

With the latest update from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) that the Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall somewhere around Balasore district, the State machinery is gearing up to evacuate vulnerable people from its path.

Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Evacuation Ops To Wind Up By Tomorrow Afternoon,  Odisha SRC Issues Do’s & Don’ts 

As many as 52 NDRF teams will be pressed into service in post cyclone rescue and relief operations. 22 teams have already arrived while 30 more will reach the State by tonight.

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People Across Odisha Resort To Panic Buying In View Of Cyclone Yaas

With the memory of Fani and the horrors it unleashed still fresh, people were seen rushing to the market at various areas across Odisha to stock up on essential goods as impending cyclone ‘Yaas’ nears

Cyclone ‘Yaas’ To Cause Severe Damages To Kutcha Houses, 2-4 Metres High Tide: DG, IMD

Coastal districts in the northern parts of the State including  Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Bhadrak are most likely bear the brunt of cyclone ‘Yaas’ which is likely to hit the coasts between North Odisha and West Bengal on May 26 noon.

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Big Breaking: Cyclone Yaas Heading Towards Paradip, Kendrapada To Be Worst Hit

As per the prediction of all models (IMD to US, Europe and Japan), Yaas will make landfall between Kendrapada and Bhadrak on May 26 in the morning to afternoon hours.

Naveen Patnaik
Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Top Odisha Bureaucrats Assigned Rescue, Relief Ops In Sensitive Districts

The Odisha  government on Monday instructed the top brass of the State bureaucracy to oversee rescue and relief operation in various coastal districts even as the weather department predicted  cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ is most likely to hit the coasts between North Odisha and West Bengal on May 26.

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Cyclone ‘Yaas’: Get Details On Landfall, Rain-Wind Warnings And Areas To Be Affected

The deep depression over East-central Bay of Bengal, which had remained practically stationary during past 6 hours, today intensified into cyclonic storm. It is situated about 600 km north-northwest of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 540 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 650 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and 630 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal), as per the latest bulletin issued by the IMD.

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Cyclone 'Yaas' Likely To Hit Odisha-WB Coast On May 26 Noon 

The deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Odisha-West Bengal coast on May 26 noon. 

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Deep Depression Over Bay Of Bengal To Intensify Into Cyclone Today 

The depression over east-central Bay of Bengal, which had intensified into a deep Depression late last night, is very likely to convert into a cyclonic storm by today (May 24).

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Cyclone Yaas: IMD Issues Red Warning To 8 Odisha Districts

With the cyclone Yaas getting closer to Odisha coast, the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has issued Red Warning to eight coastal districts of the State for May 26.

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Odisha Police On High Alert To Deal With Cyclone Yaas: DGP Abhay

While reviewing the preparedness for the impending Cyclone Yaas, the Director General (DG) of Odisha Police, Abhay on Sunday said that the police force in the coastal districts have been put on high alert to deal with any eventuality that might arise due to the possible Cyclone Yaas

Pratap Jena
Cyclone Yaas: Odisha Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Minister Reviews Preparedness

In the likelihood of Cyclone Yaas hitting the shores of Odisha, the Minister of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing and Urban Development on Sunday reviewed the preparedness and directed to strictly follow the SOP and instructions in this regard.

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Cyclone 'Yaas': 10 More NDRF Teams Airlifted To Odisha Tonight

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)

Cyclone Yaas Landfall Prediction Post Depression Formation: 3 Models Say West Bengal, 1 Bet On Odish
Cyclone Yaas Landfall Prediction Post Depression Formation: 3 Models Say West Bengal, 1 Bet On Odisha

While INCOIS, ECMWF and ICON predict the landfall in West Bengal, close to Balasore, US-GFS identifies it as Odisha