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.
With the low pressure on East central Bay of Bengal set to turn into a cyclonic storm tomorrow, the Odisha government has pulled all efforts in strengthening it's action plan to tackle the probable disaster.
The Low Pressure over East-Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a well-marked low pressure system, the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD informed on Sunday.
In the wake of the impeding Cyclone Yaas, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday cancelled 16 more trains under its jurisdiction
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday emphasised on saving people's lives as he chaired a high-level virtual meeting to review the State's preparedness to deal with possible Cyclone Yaas over the Bay of Bengal
Reviewing the preparedness of central and state agencies during the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting, Gauba further emphasised on the early evacuation of people from the areas likely to be affected by the cyclone.
As Bhubaneswar is expected to experience heavy rain accompanied by strong wind under the influence of the cyclonic storm from May 25, more emphasis is likely to be given on cleaning the drainage systems in the city.
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.
Around 10 teams, including five units, of NDRF’s 10th battalion at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, who were deployed in Gujarat, landed in Odisha today. Similarly, five units of the third battalion at Mundali are also ready to mitigate any kind of eventualities during the possible cyclone.
With the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD on Saturday confirming the formation of a low pressure over East-central Bay of Bengal, the Special Relief Commissioner of the State informed that the authorities of all government departments and various districts are executing their preparations on a war footing to tackle the possible cyclonic storm that may intensify from the low-pressure system by May 24.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today reviewed the preparedness as weather department has predicted a cyclonic storm to hit the coast between Odisha and West Bengal.
Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre HR Biswas said that the cyclonic system over south-east and adjoining Bay of Bengal may trigger a low-pressure area over east-central and north Andman sea.
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.
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.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for several districts of Odisha for the next five days.
Standard Operating Procedures has been issued for ULBs in view of the forthcoming cyclonic storm 'Yaas'
The concerned officials have been directed to ensure proper evacuation of people living in low-lying areas and kutcha houses to avoid any kind of eventualities.
Ahead of the impending cyclone Yaas which is likely to hit Odisha coast later next week, administration in the coastal Odisha districts of Jajpur and Kendrapara held preparatory meetings to deal with the situation, on Friday.
Odisha will see cyclone Yaas rain from the night of May 25. On landfall day, Balasore will record gusting wind at 100kmph. Bhubaneswar may record 60kmph gusting wind.
Ahead of the formation of a low pressure in north Andaman Sea and its neighbouring East Central Bay of Bengal and possible intensification into a cyclone, Odisha government on Friday informed that it has initiated exhaustive disaster management exercise with arrangements at all level while also ruling out the chances of any flood-like situation in the State.
The brewing of a fresh low pressure in North Andaman Sea and its adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal and its likely intensification into a cyclonic storm has trigerred major concerns for crop cultivators amid this pandemic crisis.
Eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal are likely to face the brunt of the upcoming storm next week as the storm is expected to make landfall by May 26
"Central ministries and agencies would work in close coordination with states and UTs to provide all required assistance expeditiously."
As per Regional Specialised Metrological Centre, New Delhi, there is convergence among all models that cyclone ‘Yaas’ will take north west course. This is where Odisha comes into picture.
The India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued an alert confirming likelihood of formation of a low pressure area over north Andaman Sea and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal around May 22 and its gradual intensification into a cyclonic storm by May 24.