The IMD said that the landfall process of ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ Cyclone Yass began around 9 am on Wednesday. Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit the Bengal and Odisha coasts. Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy are kept on standby for rescue operations.
IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra says that the Cyclone Yaas will cross the Odisha border, and will reach Jharkhand tomorrow morning. It has caused heavy rain in North Odisha and coastal Odisha in the past 24 hours.
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ landfall begun in Odisha near Dhamra port at 9.15 am on Wednesday. Heavy tides saw seawater and strong winds ingress in many villages and coastal areas in West Bengal and Odisha ahead of the landfall. For safety reasons, flyovers have been shut in Kolkata and barricades have been placed on roads.
Indian Air Force and Indian navy have made all the necessary and essential arrangements for rescue operations and relief operations with the support of Headquarters Eastern Naval Command Visakhapatnam and the state government.
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