In Photos: After West Bengal, Cyclone Yaas causes destruction in Odisha

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 05:58 PM IST
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducts an aerial survey of Cyclone Yaas affected areas on Thursday. | ANI

Heavy rain pummelled several districts of north Odisha under the impact of Cyclone 'Yaas', the meteorological department said on Thursday.

Joda in Keonjhar district recorded extremely heavy rainfall of 268.6 mm over the past 24 hours, followed by 254.8 mm in the Jashipur area of Mayurbhanj district, the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said.

The IMD had on Wednesday issued a red warning for nine districts for the next 24 hours.

In the after-effects of the cyclone in West Bengal, several houses and shops in the coastal town of Digha have been completely damaged.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in West Bengal, several parts of West Bengal, including Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas, Birbhum and Murshidabad districts are likely to witness thunderstorm with lightning and gusty wind on Thursday.

The cyclone impacted East Medinipur, West Medinipur, Bankura, South 24 Pargana and Jhargram districts in West Bengal.

IMD said cyclonic storm Yaas weakened into a deep depression and lay centred at 11.30 pm on May 26 over south Jharkhand and adjoining north interior Odisha. It is likely to move northwestwards and weaken gradually into a depression during the next 12 hours.

Residents take pictures of waves lashing onto a shoreline after Cyclone Yaas hit Indias eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal in Digha, some 190 km from Kolkata on May 27, 2021.

Residents take pictures of waves lashing onto a shoreline after Cyclone Yaas hit Indias eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal in Digha, some 190 km from Kolkata on May 27, 2021. | AFP

Jashipur fire station team rescue a paralysed man from his flooded house due to Cyclone storm Yaas, in Mayurbhanj, Odisha on Thursday.

Jashipur fire station team rescue a paralysed man from his flooded house due to Cyclone storm Yaas, in Mayurbhanj, Odisha on Thursday. | ANI

A tree uprooted and fell on a residential house that collapsed the wall during the landfall of cyclone Yaas, in Khunti district, May 27, 2021.

A tree uprooted and fell on a residential house that collapsed the wall during the landfall of cyclone Yaas, in Khunti district, May 27, 2021. | PTI

Fishermen collect damaged fishing nets after Cyclone Yaas hit Indias eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, at a beach in Digha, some 190 km from Kolkata on May 27, 2021.
Fishermen throw fishing nets to catch fish from a overflowed field after Cyclone Yaas hit Indias eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal in Tajpur, some 170 km from Kolkata on May 27, 2021.

Fishermen throw fishing nets to catch fish from a overflowed field after Cyclone Yaas hit Indias eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal in Tajpur, some 170 km from Kolkata on May 27, 2021. | AFP

People walk through a damaged shoreline after Cyclone Yaas hit Indias eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, at a beach in Shankarpur, some 180 km from Kolkata on May 27, 2021.

People walk through a damaged shoreline after Cyclone Yaas hit Indias eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, at a beach in Shankarpur, some 180 km from Kolkata on May 27, 2021. | AFP

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducts an aerial survey of Cyclone Yaas affected areas on Thursday.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducts an aerial survey of Cyclone Yaas affected areas on Thursday. | ANI

Indian Coast Guard personnel carried out a rescue operation after the landfall of Cyclone Yaas, in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

Indian Coast Guard personnel carried out a rescue operation after the landfall of Cyclone Yaas, in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. | ANI

A view of an uprooted tree and damaged house after cyclone Yaas, at Santipur in Nadia district, Thursday, May 27, 2021
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducts an aerial survey of Cyclone Yaas affected areas on Thursday.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducts an aerial survey of Cyclone Yaas affected areas on Thursday. | ANI

With inputs from agencies.

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