The cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ weakened into a deep depression over southern Jharkhand and adjoining Odisha late on Thursday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). It is likely to move northwestward and gradually weaken into a depression later today, the IMD said.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducted an aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas across the state. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world body and its agencies stand ready to support the response efforts if state authorities request it.
Odisha CM announces 7-day relief for all residents of 128 marooned villages
Cyclone Yaas turns into deep depression as it hits Jharkhand
The ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ Yaas, that made a landfall in the coastal region of north Odisha on Wednesday morning, weakened gradually into a severe cyclonic storm and cyclonic storm as it advanced north-northwestwards towards Jharkhand.
Deep depression to weaken gradually into a depression during next 6hrs, says Met
Restoration work being done on war footing: Odisha CM
Cyclone Yaas completes landfall in Odisha, rainfall to continue till tomorrow: IMD
"Cyclone Yaas has complete the process of landfall. Rainfall will continue till tomorrow. Fishermen are advised not to venture till tomorrow morning because the sea condition going to be rough," Umashankar Das, Senior Scientist at the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar told ANI.
Jharkhand put on high alert
Jharkhand was put on high alert on Wednesday amid the forecast that cyclone Yaas would be hitting the state by midnight after pounding neighbouring Odisha and West Bengal, officials said
Will visit cyclone-affected areas on May 28: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she will visit areas affected by the cyclone and high tide in Purba Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas on Friday. "We have sent relief worth Rs 1 crore to areas affected by cyclone and high tide," she said
Three lakh houses have suffered damage in Bengal
Three lakh houses have suffered damage in Bengal due to rough weather condition arising out of Cyclone Yaas, says chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Cyclone Yaas inundates large parts of Bengal's coastal districts
Rising river water levels due to the landfall of cyclone 'Yaas' have inundated large parts of West Bengal's coastal districts of Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas on Wednesday, as sea waves were seen touching coconut tree-tops and cars floating in floodwaters. (PTI)
Jagatsinghpur ODRAF (Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force) team clearing roads in Paradeep municipal area: Odisha Police
Cyclone Yaas crosses the north Odisha coast, about 20km south of Balasore from 10.30am to 11.30am
Ranchi experienced a change in weather in wake of Cyclone Yass
Road clearance work is in full swing in Odisha to remove fallen trees in Morada
22 NDRF, SDRF teams deployed in Bihar
The Bihar government deployed 22 teams of NDRF and SDRF in districts adjoining Jharkhand and West Bengal. The meteorological department predicts heavy rainfall in the state with strong winds at the speed of 80 to 100kmph expected from Thursday morning, IANS reported
Heavy rain likely in Odisha, West Bengal: IMD
IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said Cyclone Yaas is crossing Odisha border, south of Balasore.
"It'll reach Jharkhand tomorrow morning. It caused heavy to extremely heavy rain in Odisha in the past 24 hrs. North Odisha & coastal Odisha expected to receive heavy to extremely heavy rain today," he said.
Mumbai to Bhubaneswar, Mumbai to Kolkata flights cancelled
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has witnessed the cancellation of flights between Mumbai to Bhubaneswar and Kolkata. Approx 6 flights have been cancelled so far, according to ANI
NDRF team shifts people from low-lying areas of Bhograi in Balasore