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When cyclone Gulab crosses the Odisha coast on Sunday, very heavy rain is expected there and over Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, a weather expert said.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Gulab: Cabinet secretary holds meeting, 18 NDRF teams being deployed

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Rescue and relief teams of the Army and Navy along with ships and aircraft have also been deployed near Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts. The weather department has issued a yellow alert for area around Kalingapatnam - Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur - from where the cyclone is expected to cross.
Cyclone Yaas coincided with the perigean spring tide and the resulting storm surge devastated the 3 coastal districts in Bengal and the Sunderban delta.
Cyclone Yaas coincided with the perigean spring tide and the resulting storm surge devastated the 3 coastal districts in Bengal and the Sunderban delta.

Cyclone Yaas: Central team returns after review

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 12:10 AM IST
  • Earlier PM Narendra Modi had announced financial assistance of 1,000 crore for Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand.
On May 26, Yaas hit the coast between Balasore and Bhadrak districts with a sustained wind speed of 130-140kmph, gusting up to 155kmph.
On May 26, Yaas hit the coast between Balasore and Bhadrak districts with a sustained wind speed of 130-140kmph, gusting up to 155kmph.

Central teams visit Yaas-hit Bengal, Odisha

By Debabrata Mohanty, Joydeep Thakur, Kolkata/bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 12:19 AM IST
In Odisha, an interministerial team led by joint secretary, home affairs, Sunil Kumar Barnwal toured Bhadrak and Balasore for on-the-spot assessment of damages.
The West Bengal chief minister had said, as per initial assessment, the cyclone had led to damage of an estimated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 crore to property and agriculture.(PTI)
The West Bengal chief minister had said, as per initial assessment, the cyclone had led to damage of an estimated 20,000 crore to property and agriculture.(PTI)

MHA team visits Bengal to assess cyclone damage

Agencies | , New Delhi/kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 01:26 AM IST
  • The very severe cyclone Yaas made landfall in Odisha on May 26 and affected a large part of the state as well as West Bengal.
The materials included tarpaulins, mosquito nets, food items and drinking water.
The materials included tarpaulins, mosquito nets, food items and drinking water.

Kolkata's Durga Puja organisers in aid of cyclone-affected people

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Forum for Durgotsab, an umbrella organisation of 500 puja committees, provided relief materials to the people of Sandeshkhali.
Indian Coast Guard personnel carry out rescue and relief works during landfall process of Cyclone Yaas in Odisha, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (PTI)
Indian Coast Guard personnel carry out rescue and relief works during landfall process of Cyclone Yaas in Odisha, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (PTI)

Navy amps up relief efforts at cyclone affected areas in Odisha

ANI | , Balasore
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 06:52 AM IST
Helicopters from the four naval ships anchored off Bhadrak's Dhamra port were also mobilised to supply 1,500 food provision packets to the Indian Navy's relief team deployed at ITR Balasore for distribution.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi held a review meeting with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and other officials of the state administrations to assess the impact of Cyclone Yaas.(PMO/Twitter)
Earlier in the day, PM Modi held a review meeting with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and other officials of the state administrations to assess the impact of Cyclone Yaas.(PMO/Twitter)

PM Modi reviews Cyclone Yaas’ impact, announces 200,000 ex gratia to victims

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • Prime Minister Modi undertook an aerial survey in parts of Odisha and West Bengal to review the situation in the wake of Cyclone Yaas, the PMO also said.
Cyclone 'Yaas', which made its landfall near Dhamra port in Odisha, barrelled through the neighbouring state and Bengal on Wednesday, causing widespread destruction as it hollered on its path to Jharkhand.(reuters/ via Instagram@rupamsarkar11)
Cyclone 'Yaas', which made its landfall near Dhamra port in Odisha, barrelled through the neighbouring state and Bengal on Wednesday, causing widespread destruction as it hollered on its path to Jharkhand.(reuters/ via Instagram@rupamsarkar11)

Yaas-hit people cry for food, shelter amid heavy rain in pockets of Bengal

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Officials said that the administration was trying its best to reach out to people in need, but the inclement weather is impeding relief work in certain pockets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas.

PM Modi to visit Odisha, Bengal on Friday to review impact of Cyclone Yaas

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 03:53 PM IST
  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said at least 10 million people were affected and 300,000 houses damaged in the state due to the rough weather conditions arising out of Cyclone Yaas.
People walk through a damaged shoreline in West Bengal after Cyclone Yaas hit India's eastern coast.(AFP Photo)
People walk through a damaged shoreline in West Bengal after Cyclone Yaas hit India's eastern coast.(AFP Photo)

Cyclone Yaas: 8 lakh people affected in Jharkhand

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Yaas is hovering over south Jharkhand. The storm is likely to move northwards and weaken gradually into a depression in the next six hours, it added.
Though at least three persons have reportedly been killed due to the cyclone, the state administration is yet to confirm the causes of their deaths.
Though at least three persons have reportedly been killed due to the cyclone, the state administration is yet to confirm the causes of their deaths.

Naveen Patnaik undertakes aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in Odisha

PTI | , Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 01:58 PM IST
Naveen Patnaik has announced a seven-day relief for 128 villages in Balasore and Bhadrak districts that were marooned by the tidal surge and heavy downpour on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A tornado is seen approaching as Cyclone Yaas continues to move inland, in Naihati, West Bengal.(INSTAGRAM @RUPAMSARKAR11)
A tornado is seen approaching as Cyclone Yaas continues to move inland, in Naihati, West Bengal.(INSTAGRAM @RUPAMSARKAR11)

Mini tornado hits villages of West Bengal before cyclone

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 04:01 AM IST
The incident took the residents of Bandel and Chinsurah in the Hooghly district and Halisaha in the North 24 Parganas district by surprise, however, the meteorological experts said tornadoes can develop before an approaching cyclone or a major thunderstorm.
Yaas wasn’t as ferocious as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted it to be when it hit the Odisha coast.(File photo)
Yaas wasn’t as ferocious as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted it to be when it hit the Odisha coast.(File photo)

Cyclone Yaas: 4 killed, mass evacuations minimise loss

By Debabrata Mohanty, Joydeep Thakur, Bhubaneshwar/kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 03:26 AM IST
West Bengal launched the biggest evacuation drive the state has ever undertaken before any calamity. More than 1.5 million people were evacuated since Monday and shifted to 14,000 cyclone shelters and relief camps.
A tornado is seen approaching as Cyclone Yaas moves inland, in West Bengal's Naihati.(reuters/ via Instagram@rupamsarkar11)
A tornado is seen approaching as Cyclone Yaas moves inland, in West Bengal's Naihati.(reuters/ via Instagram@rupamsarkar11)

Cyclone Yaas' impact on telecom minimal, 6 cr SMSes sent to alert people: Govt

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas, packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country's eastern coast on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands.
The AAI in a series of tweets said, "The closure will be reviewed as per the weather. Airports directed to carry restoration to restart operations ASAP."(PTI Photo)
The AAI in a series of tweets said, "The closure will be reviewed as per the weather. Airports directed to carry restoration to restart operations ASAP."(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Yaas: 5 airports shut, 38 passenger trains cancelled

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 11:14 AM IST
  • Odisha's special relief commissioner PK Jena told reporters that the landfall process has begun and will take three to four hours to complete.
A fisherman ties his boat on a shore ahead of Cyclone Yaas in Digha in Purba Medinipur district in the eastern state of West Bengal(REUTERS)
A fisherman ties his boat on a shore ahead of Cyclone Yaas in Digha in Purba Medinipur district in the eastern state of West Bengal(REUTERS)

Cyclone Yaas: 38 South-bound, Kolkata-bound passenger trains cancelled

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 09:02 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that the cyclone Yaas is going to intensity into a 'very severe cyclonic storm' in the next 12 hours.
Satellite image shows formation of a low pressure area between 8:30 pm and 8:56 pm as it develops into Cyclone Yaas and approaches the Indian Eastern Coast. (PTI)
Satellite image shows formation of a low pressure area between 8:30 pm and 8:56 pm as it develops into Cyclone Yaas and approaches the Indian Eastern Coast. (PTI)

Tracking Cyclone Yaas

PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:19 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas, the second storm to hit India in less than two weeks, intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday, as it barrelled towards the country's eastern coast.
Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from low-lying areas of two Indian states to escape the strong cyclone barreling toward the eastern coast. (AP)
Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from low-lying areas of two Indian states to escape the strong cyclone barreling toward the eastern coast. (AP)

Over 1 million evacuated, states brace for Yaas landfall today

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 05:52 AM IST
In Bengal, two people were electrocuted and around 80 houses were destroyed in a pre-cyclone storm as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the cyclone was likely to hit close to the Chandbali-Dhamra port in Odisha by noon on Wednesday.
One person has died in Odisha as Cyclone Yaas made landfall.
One person has died in Odisha as Cyclone Yaas made landfall.

Cyclone Yaas highlights: Odisha CM announces 7-day relief for 128 villages

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 06:22 AM IST
  • Cyclone Yaas Live Tracking: The weather department has predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand.
Storm clouds hover over the Royal Palace ahead of cyclone Yaas in Agartala, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (PTI)
Storm clouds hover over the Royal Palace ahead of cyclone Yaas in Agartala, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (PTI)

Yaas intensifies, batters east coast ahead of landfall today

By Jayashree Nandi, Debabrata Mohanty, New Delhi/bhubaneswar/kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 03:57 AM IST
In Bengal, two people were electrocuted and around 80 houses were destroyed in a pre-cyclone storm as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the cyclone was likely to hit close to the Chandbali-Dhamra port in Odisha by noon on Wednesday.
The IMD said at 9pm on Tuesday that Yaas was located about 160km east-southeast of Paradip and 250km south-southeast of Balasore.(Earth Nullschool)
The IMD said at 9pm on Tuesday that Yaas was located about 160km east-southeast of Paradip and 250km south-southeast of Balasore.(Earth Nullschool)

Explained: Where did cyclone Yaas get its name from? Know more about the storm

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 10:43 PM IST
In a weather alert, IMD said cyclone 'Yaas' is likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar islands early on Wednesday. Read below for all you need to know about the very severe cyclonic storm that finds its origin in a flower.
A fisherman ties his boat on a shore ahead of Cyclone Yaas in Digha in Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal. (Reuters Photo)
A fisherman ties his boat on a shore ahead of Cyclone Yaas in Digha in Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal. (Reuters Photo)

Cyclone Yaas may cause maximum damage in Odisha’s Chandbali: IMD

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 03:59 PM IST
IMD said in its latest bulletin issued at 9.10am on Tuesday that Yaas is likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours.
One diving and two flood relief teams each, have been positioned at Digha and Frazerganj, both in West Bengal on May 23 and May 24 respectively.(AP)
One diving and two flood relief teams each, have been positioned at Digha and Frazerganj, both in West Bengal on May 23 and May 24 respectively.(AP)

Cyclone Yaas: Indian Navy ramps up preparations, deploys rescue, relief teams

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 12:04 PM IST
As part of the preparation, two Navy Diving Teams and five flood relief teams, comprising of specialized Navy personnel with associated equipment and inflatable boats, have been deployed.
Storm-like weather conditions near Howrah bridge due to Cyclone Yaas in the Bay of Bengal, in Howrah.
Storm-like weather conditions near Howrah bridge due to Cyclone Yaas in the Bay of Bengal, in Howrah.

LIVE: Yaas intensifies into very severe cyclonic storm, says IMD

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Cyclone Yaas Live Tracking: The IMD said on Tuesday that Yaas will cause heavy rains in Odisha and West Bengal with wind speeds of 185 kilometres per hour. Heavy rains are also expected in Bihar and Jharkhand.
An Indian Air Force plane transports NDRF personnel to Odisha to help prepare for relief and rescue as Cyclone Yaas approaches.(ANI Photo)
An Indian Air Force plane transports NDRF personnel to Odisha to help prepare for relief and rescue as Cyclone Yaas approaches.(ANI Photo)

27 districts in UP to experience heavy rain under Cyclone Yaas impact: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall near Balasore in north Odisha at a speed of 155 kmph to 165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph, on May 26, the weather department said on Monday.
According to the India Metrological Department (IMD), Cyclone Yaas is likely to cross between Paradeep and Sagar Island near Balasore at noon on May 26.
According to the India Metrological Department (IMD), Cyclone Yaas is likely to cross between Paradeep and Sagar Island near Balasore at noon on May 26.

Cyclone Yaas: Locals evacuated to shelter homes in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur

ANI | , Jagatsinghpur
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Speaking to ANI Lakshmi from Sandhakud in Paradeep said, "During the last cyclone, my family lost everything. We luckily survived. I have come here with my husband, daughter, and her children."
The Centre has rushed 52 NDRF teams apart from 60 of the ODRAF and 200 fire tenders are being kept on high alert. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
The Centre has rushed 52 NDRF teams apart from 60 of the ODRAF and 200 fire tenders are being kept on high alert. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Yaas: Amit Shah reviews prep, Mamata questions fund allocation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 06:16 AM IST
Shah directed the states to make adequate power back-up arrangements in all Covid-19 hospitals, labs, vaccine cold chains and other medical facilities, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
A man ties a boat on the side of the Ganga river in view of the upcoming Cyclone Yaas as rain clouds loom over the sky of Kolkata on May 24, 2021. (AFP)
A man ties a boat on the side of the Ganga river in view of the upcoming Cyclone Yaas as rain clouds loom over the sky of Kolkata on May 24, 2021. (AFP)

Yaas may intensify into very severe cyclonic storm: IMD

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 01:50 AM IST
IMD had earlier said Yass would make landfall around Wednesday evening, but on Monday, it advanced the time.
The seaside block was battered by the 1999 super cyclone as an estimated 10,000 people had perished then. (AP Photo)(AP)
The seaside block was battered by the 1999 super cyclone as an estimated 10,000 people had perished then. (AP Photo)(AP)

Covid fear making people wary of shifting to cyclone shelters in Odisha

PTI | , Kendrapara
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 10:27 PM IST
With the Covid surge being much more pronounced than last year, the fear of contracting the infection remains uppermost in peoples minds.
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