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Cyclone Yaas Updates: Yaas turns into deep depression as it hits Jharkhand

By: LMB Staff

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.

Image source: PTI

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.

Updates:

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

via Indian Express

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

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