IMD predicts rainfall for most parts of Odisha, West Bengal, and Jharkhand
The India Meteorological Department predicts light to moderate rainfall for most places in these states. The MeT department has also predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places.
"Light to moderate rainfall expected at most places with heavy to very heavy rains at few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places in Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapara, and Keonjhargarh today," IMD said.
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Cyclone Yaas crosses north Odisha coast with wind speed of 130-140 kmph; likely to weaken into a severe cyclonic storm during next 3 hours
Cyclone Yaas has completed landfall process; rain to continue till tomorrow: Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar
Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar became operational for flights from 7:00pmThere has been extensive rainfall in last 24 hrs: Odisha Relief Commissioner
"Cyclone Yaas has completed the landfall process. it started around 9 am & around 1 pm information received from Collector Balasore as well as Bhadrak that wind has subsided in all the coastal zones," said Pradeep K Jena, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner.
Wind velocity has substantially come down in Balasore & northwest of Balasore Now, wind velocity is increasing towards Nilagiri & then towards Mayurbhanj. There has been extensive rainfall in last 24 hrs, he added.
"Now, rainfall is continuing in pockets in Nilagiri area of Balasore. Highest rainfall recorded was 304mm in Similipal area. We expect some bit of flash floods which may not be major. Collector Mayurbhanj started evacuation from areas adjacent to Budhabalanga river, " said Pradeep K Jena.
He added, "As per lastest report, they've already evacuated more than 1.05 lakh people & it's going on. We're keeping a close watch on wind velocity & damage in Mayurbhanj. We've seen large-scale uprooting of trees. Roads are being cleared continuously."
National Disaster Response Force, Indian Army and State administration engaged in rescue operation in cyclone-affected Talgachari in East MidnaporeBiju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar became operational for flights from 7 pm
NDRF, Indian Army, and State administration engaged in rescue operation in cyclone-affected Talgachari in East Midnapore
Indian Coast Guard response team rescues about 100 stranded people through air cushion vehicle in Nayachara village
Cyclone 'Yaas' ravages Bengal, Odisha as over 20 lakh evacuated; four dead
Cyclone 'Yaas', packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country's eastern coasts on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands, and leaving at least four persons dead - three in Odisha and one in Bengal -- officials said.
Thick sheets of rain blurred the vast coastline, as the cyclone made landfall around 9 am near Dhamra port in Odisha, with surging waters swamping the mud-and-thatch houses in the low-lying areas, where a massive evacuation drive has been undertaken to move more than 20 lakh people to safety.
The storm, which had weakened during the afternoon, had left the coastal states on edge, with the Bengal government claiming that at least one crore people have been affected by the calamity thus far, as it hollered on its destructive path towards Jharkhand.
Flight operations resumed from 6.30pm today at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
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