Photos: Cyclone Yaas weakens after hitting the coasts of Odisha and Bengal

Updated On May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST
  • Cyclone Yaas made landfall in Odisha's Bhadrak district on May 26 with wind speeds of around 130-140 kmph, leaving beach towns in West Bengal and Odisha affected. Odisha moved 5.8 lakh people to safer places, while West Bengal had moved 15 lakh people ahead of the cyclone. Until 8.30 am on May 26, in West Bengal --Digha received 5.5 cm rainfall, Diamond Harbour got 3.3 cm rainfall, Haldia 3.2 cm rainfall. Most parts of Odisha also received rains. Chandbali in Bhadrak district received 27.3 cm rainfall, the highest amount of rainfall in the last 24 hours in the state, followed by Paradip (19.7 cm), Balasore (5.1 cm) Bhubaneswar (4.9 cm).
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Heavy winds and sea waves hit the shore at Digha beach on the Bay of Bengal coast as Cyclone Yaas intensified on May 26. Cyclone Yaas pounded the beach towns in north Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal as it hit the coast around 9 am on May 26 with a wind speed of 130-140 kmph, inundating the low-lying areas amid a storm surge, HT reported.(Ashim Paul / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

Heavy winds and sea waves hit the shore at Digha beach on the Bay of Bengal coast as Cyclone Yaas intensified on May 26. Cyclone Yaas pounded the beach towns in north Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal as it hit the coast around 9 am on May 26 with a wind speed of 130-140 kmph, inundating the low-lying areas amid a storm surge, HT reported.(Ashim Paul / AP)

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A woman stands next to her stall damaged by heavy winds due to Cyclone Yaas in Bichitrapur, Balasore district, Odisha on May 26. The location of the landfall was north of Dhamra in Odisha's Bhadrak district and 50 km south of Balasore, close to Bahanaga block on the coast, HT reported.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

A woman stands next to her stall damaged by heavy winds due to Cyclone Yaas in Bichitrapur, Balasore district, Odisha on May 26. The location of the landfall was north of Dhamra in Odisha's Bhadrak district and 50 km south of Balasore, close to Bahanaga block on the coast, HT reported.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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Sea water enters through the boundaries of a house during Cyclone Yaas' landfall in Chandipur, Balasore, on May 26. The wind speed during landfall was at 130-140 kmph, gusting to 155 kmph Doppler radar data showed.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

Sea water enters through the boundaries of a house during Cyclone Yaas' landfall in Chandipur, Balasore, on May 26. The wind speed during landfall was at 130-140 kmph, gusting to 155 kmph Doppler radar data showed.(PTI)

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Locals residents walk to a shelter as Cyclone Yaas barrels towards the coast, in Digha on May 26. Odisha has moved 5.8 lakh people to safer places, while West Bengal has moved 15 lakh people ahead of the cyclone.(Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

Locals residents walk to a shelter as Cyclone Yaas barrels towards the coast, in Digha on May 26. Odisha has moved 5.8 lakh people to safer places, while West Bengal has moved 15 lakh people ahead of the cyclone.(Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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A view of the coast in West Bengal’s in East Midnapore district during landfall on May 26. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people of West Bengal, particularly those in East Medinipur, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, West Medinipur, Howrah, Hooghly, Purulia and Naida, to stay indoors.(Swapan Mahapatra / PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A view of the coast in West Bengal’s in East Midnapore district during landfall on May 26. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people of West Bengal, particularly those in East Medinipur, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, West Medinipur, Howrah, Hooghly, Purulia and Naida, to stay indoors.(Swapan Mahapatra / PTI)

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A horse wades through a water-logged road at Digha in East Medinipur district of West Bengal, on May 26.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

A horse wades through a water-logged road at Digha in East Medinipur district of West Bengal, on May 26.(Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) patrol along a shore ahead of Cyclone Yaas in Digha on May 25. Efforts are being made to evacuate more people from the coastal areas of Digha, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on May 26. Digha in East Midnapore shares border with Odisha's Balasore district.(Rupak De Chowdhury / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) patrol along a shore ahead of Cyclone Yaas in Digha on May 25. Efforts are being made to evacuate more people from the coastal areas of Digha, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on May 26. Digha in East Midnapore shares border with Odisha's Balasore district.(Rupak De Chowdhury / REUTERS)

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A woman walks past a flooded area in Digha on May 26. The maximum wind speed in Digha reached around 90 km per hour. It was 68 kmph at Fraserganj in South 24 Parganas, and in Kolkata, the highest wind speed was recorded at 62 kmph, HT reported.(Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

A woman walks past a flooded area in Digha on May 26. The maximum wind speed in Digha reached around 90 km per hour. It was 68 kmph at Fraserganj in South 24 Parganas, and in Kolkata, the highest wind speed was recorded at 62 kmph, HT reported.(Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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A tree lies on the ground, uprooted during the landfall of cyclone Yaas, at Gheri village in Chandipur, Balasore, Odisha on May 26.(PTI ) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

A tree lies on the ground, uprooted during the landfall of cyclone Yaas, at Gheri village in Chandipur, Balasore, Odisha on May 26.(PTI )

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A Hindu priest prays to Lord Jagannath at a seafront temple in Balasore, on May 26. Most parts of Odisha also received heavy rains. Umashankar Dash, a scientist at the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, told PTI that the surge of 1.5-3.8 metre is likely in the area when the wind speed hits a peak during landfall. The reason behind such a high storm surge is also partially due to full-moon activity.(Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 26, 2021 04:52 PM IST

A Hindu priest prays to Lord Jagannath at a seafront temple in Balasore, on May 26. Most parts of Odisha also received heavy rains. Umashankar Dash, a scientist at the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, told PTI that the surge of 1.5-3.8 metre is likely in the area when the wind speed hits a peak during landfall. The reason behind such a high storm surge is also partially due to full-moon activity.(Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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