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

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.

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)
Published on May 25, 2021 12:04 PM IST

Odisha braces for Cyclone Yaas, issues red alert for 4 districts

Thousands of locals were evacuated as Cyclone Yaas is set to make landfall days after Cyclone Tauktae, which was also of similar intensity, killed more than 100 people in the country’s western coastal states.

More than 800 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) personnel are in a high state of readiness for Cyclone Yaas.(AP)
More than 800 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) personnel are in a high state of readiness for Cyclone Yaas.(AP)
Updated on May 25, 2021 12:56 PM IST

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

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.

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)
Published on May 25, 2021 08:39 AM IST

Impact of Cyclone Yaas to be much more than Amphan, says Mamata: 10 points

Cyclone Yaas intensified into severe cyclonic storm on Monday night. It is expected to make landfall early on Wednesday. Disaster relief teams have already been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha, which will face the brunt.

This satellite image provided by NASA shows Cyclone Yaas approaching India's eastern coast on Monday.(AP Photo)
This satellite image provided by NASA shows Cyclone Yaas approaching India's eastern coast on Monday.(AP Photo)
Published on May 25, 2021 07:51 AM IST

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

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."

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.
Updated on May 25, 2021 10:56 AM IST

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

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.

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)
Updated on May 25, 2021 06:16 AM IST

Yaas may intensify into very severe cyclonic storm: IMD

IMD had earlier said Yass would make landfall around Wednesday evening, but on Monday, it advanced the time.

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)
Published on May 25, 2021 01:50 AM IST

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

With the Covid surge being much more pronounced than last year, the fear of contracting the infection remains uppermost in peoples minds.

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)
Published on May 24, 2021 10:27 PM IST

Taking steps to minimise impact of Yaas on telecom infra in Bengal, Odisha: COAI

In consultation with the telecom department, intra-circle roaming would be initiated in affected areas expected to be impacted by this cyclone, the COAI said adding this would enable any telecom subscriber to latch on to any working network and not just be dependent only on their own network.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Sunday that the cyclone is likely to make landfall on May 26 evening. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Sunday that the cyclone is likely to make landfall on May 26 evening. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Published on May 24, 2021 08:29 PM IST
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