Cyclone Yaas Live Updates: Landfall Process Concludes In Odisha

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The cyclonic storm Yaas has weakened into a deep depression and is now centered at over South Jharkhand and North Odisha.

It now lies about 60 kms south west of Jamshedpur and 110 kms south south east of Ranchi, informed the India Met Department.

The system is likely to move further north westwards and weaken gradually into a depression in the newxt 12 hours added the India Met Department.

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The land fall process of cyclone Yaas has concluded, the next 12 hours are however highly crucial for Mayurbhanj and Nilgiri informed SRC of Odisha. 

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Cyclone Yaas is likely to move north-northwestwards and weaken gradually into a severe cyclonic storm during next 3 hours and into cyclonic storm during subsequent 6 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Yaas crossed north Odisha coast about 20 km south of Balasore from 10:30 am to 11:30 am today with wind speed of 130-140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph. It then moved northwestwards & lay centred at 11:30 am over north coastal Odisha about 15 km south-southwest of Balasore: IMD

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has witnessed the cancellation of flights between Mumbai to Bhubaneswar and Kolkata. Approximately six flights have been cancelled so far. Flights to other regions continue to operate on schedule: Mumbai Airport PRO

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Landfall process has started at about 9 am. Process to continue for 3-4 hours to complete. North of Dhamra and south of Balasore close around Bahanaga block coast.

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Relief material for Cyclone Yaas affected people being provided by Indian Navy. INS Chilka at Khurda in Odisha has made all necessary arrangements, to coordinate the operations in close liaison with State Goverment agencies with the support of Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam.

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Cyclone Yass moving ahead in North North West direction, now about 120km ESE of Paradeep. Increased wind and rain seen in and around Paradeep. Wind action and intensity will gradually increase. So also rainfall. Please stay indoor in safe shelters. Landfall will be in early morning around Dhamra, says SRC Odisha. 

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The storm remained at 60 km from Dhamra, 90 km from Paradeep, 100 km from Balasore and 105 km Digha.

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas is moving around 12kmph per hour. Landfall to be delayed, may start around 10-11am between Basudevpur- Bahanaga area ( slight north/ south of the area). Wind speed is around 130kmph, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena.

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The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ over northwest Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 13 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centred at 2030 hrs IST of 25th May, 2021 over northwest Bay of Bengal, about 140 km east-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 220 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha), 210 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal) and 210 km south of Sagar Islands (West Bengal).

It is very likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach near north Odisha coast close to Dhamra port by the early morning of Wednesday, the 26th May.

It is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Islands close to north of Dhamra and south of Balasore, during noon of Wednesday, the 26th May as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.

The Cyclone is being tracked by Doppler Weather RADAR at Paradip.

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The severe cyclonic storm Yaas intensified into very severe cyclonic storm at 8.50pm.

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The Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas is likely to make landfall between 8 am to 9 am on May 26

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Cyclone Yaas is moving at a speed of 15km per hour. The storm is now around 200 km away from Paradeep, 290 km from Balasore and 290 km from Digha. In the next six hours it will intensify into Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, informed H. R. Biswas Head & Sc-E, Met. Centre Bhubaneswar.

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Cyclone Yaas is likely to make a landfall between Basudevpur and Bahanaga. The wind speed will be 140-165km per hour during the landfall. The evacuation process shall end by 9 pm tonight. The wind speed and rain shall increase post 9 pm tonight, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).

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CM Naveen Patnaik reviewed the preparedness to tackle Cyclone Yaas. “All precautionary measures have been taken. Every life is important and zero causality is the policy of the government,” said CM Naveen. Around 2.5 lakh people have been evacuated by 3pm today.

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Cyclone Yaas is moving at a speed of 16 km per hour. It has been forecasted to make landfall between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 26.

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Jajpur district administration imposes restrictions on the movement of vehicles between Chandikhole and Balasore and vice-versa ( on NH connecting Kolkota to Chennai routes ) from 12 midnight to 12 noon tomorrow in view of Cyclone Yaas.

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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took stock of the preparedness for Cyclone ‘Yaas’. SRC apprised the CM regarding the preparedness measures taken up in the presence of Chief Secretary.

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Red warning has been issued for the following districts namely: Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur in view of cyclone Yaas.

Whereas, Orange warning issued for Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khurda and Puri

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Till now 1.5 lakh persons have been evacuated to safety areas in Odisha. 

Bhubaneswar: The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ over East central Bay of Bengal has moved north north westwards with a speed of about 09 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centred today, over East central Bay of Bengal.

It lies 360 km south south east of Paradip (Odisha), 460 km south-southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and 450 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal).

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Since Cyclone Yaas is expected to hit Odisha by May 26, the government is taking all the precautions that are required to save people.

The people living near the seashore, kaccha houses and low-lying areas are being evacuated to safer shelters such as schools, cyclone shelters etc.

Till now, 60,000 people have been evacuated from various districts. As many as 7,000 cyclone shelters have been identified by the government of Odisha.

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Due to the influence of the low pressure, created due to Cyclone Yaas, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at a few places with isolated extremely heavy fall very likely to occur over the 9 districts of:

Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal.

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The very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas over east central Bay of Bengal is likely to make landfall between Chandbali and Dhamra port on May 26, informs India Meterological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

It is moving in North-northwestward direction at a speed of 09 kmph during past six hours. It remained about 360 km south-southeast of Paradip and 460km south-southeast of Balasore.” the bulletin said.

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Several Warnings Issued By IMD, in view of cyclone Yaas. Damage expected to kaccha houses, power lines, tidal waves. Warning issued to look out for flying debris. Huge tidal waves may be witnessed. 

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed Energy Minister Capt Dibya Shankar Mishra to reach Balasore today and take stock of the Cyclone Yaas situation as it is expected to make landfall tomorrow.

The CM ordered to reach Balasore and set up a camp. He has earlier reviewed the preparedness of the OTPCL and DISCOMs for the cyclone Yaas.

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The low pressure lies about 280 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 380 km south-southeast of Balasore
(Odisha), 370 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal) and 370 kms south-southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal).

It is very likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours.

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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will review the cyclone ‘Yaas’ preparedness with senior officials of the state at 5.30 pm.

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The Odisha Government on Tuesday announced financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh for the kin of the Anganwadi workers, supervisors and helpers if any succumb to the deadly virus Covid-19 in the line of duty.

“Financial assistance of Rs. 50 lakhs would be paid to ‘the spouse or next to the kin of any person drafted by government to perform COVID-19 related duty and succumb to it while in active line of duty”, stated in a letter by Joint Secretary of Child and Women Welfare Department Nityananda Barik.

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The state government has canceled all public holidays until May 31, 2021, in response to the impending cyclone. At this point, employees cannot leave the office (office headquarters) without permission. All employees who have already taken leave have been instructed to return to work as soon as possible.
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