The Met ministry has issued a warning that cyclone Yaas may turn into a very severe cyclone in the next 24 hours. Yas is scheduled to reach the coast of Bengal and Odisha on Wednesday. People have been sent to safer places to avoid heavy devastation after the cyclone hit them. The Home Department has assured all the states affected by cyclone Yas that the Ministry is going to be ready 24 hours a day to help them. In addition, The Indian Meteorological Ministry has informed that cyclone Yaas will hit the coasts of north Odisha and Bengal on the afternoon of May 26.
It is learnt that 81661 people living in affected areas of Odisha have been evacuated Odisha ADG YK Jethwa said that 81,661 people living in the affected areas have been evacuated so far and rushed to the cyclone camp. According to reports, the cyclonic storm yas cyclone Yaas is expected to reach Dhamra port in Bhadrak district of Odisha on Wednesday morning.
Odisha and Bengal have the highest number of NDRF teams deployed so far, with odisha with the highest number of 52 teams and West Bengal 45. In addition, the remaining teams have been deployed in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. director general of NDRF SN Pradhan tweeted that for the first time the highest number of teams have been deployed in two states of Odisha and West Bengal.
It is also being said that the wind speed of km per hour will increase from 100-120 kmph to 145 kmph in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha and East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal. Wind speed of 80-90 km is likely to reach 110 km in Puri, Cuttack, Khurda and Jajpur districts of Odisha and Jhargram, West Midnapore and North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal.