Cyclone Yaas may hit the coasts of Bengal and Odisha on May 26: main news | India News
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has mobilized its assets in the face of Cyclone Yaas (ANI)
NEW DELHI: An area of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression that will cross the coasts of West Bengal and Odisha on May 26 as a “very severe cyclonic storm,” the Indian Meteorological Department said on Sunday ( IM D).
The depression is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm, “Yaas,” by May 24.
Here are the top 10 developments:
* IMD has said the depression will intensify into a highly cyclonic storm and will cross the north coast of Odisha and West Bengal between Paradeep and Sagar Island on Wednesday night with a wind speed of 185 km / h.
* It is likely to cause very heavy rains in the coastal districts of West Bengal and northern Odisha.
* The Met said that the wind speed would be very damaging and can be compared to that observed over the past few years. Cyclone Tauktae and last year’s Cyclone Amphan.
* Prime Minister Narendra modi on Sunday he called for the timely evacuation of those involved in offshore activities, as he chaired a high-level meeting to review readiness. He called on officials to work closely with states to ensure the safe evacuation of people from high-risk areas.
* He also asked officials to ensure proper coordination and planning with state governments to ensure there are no disruptions to Covid-19 treatment and vaccination in hospitals.
* The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has previously placed 46 teams equipped with boats, tree cutters and telecommunications equipment in West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for relief and rescue operations. Additionally, 13 teams will be airlifted for deployment on Sunday.
* The Indian Air Force It has also kept 11 transport planes and 25 helicopters ready to carry out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
* NDRF chief SN Pradhan has urged the Odisha and Bengal authorities to take an “over-prepared” approach for the impending natural disaster and carry out evacuation even in the least vulnerable places.
* IMD has appealed to fishermen deep in the Eastcentral and northeast of the Bay of Bengal to return to shore.
* Meanwhile, the Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas has taken steps to secure all oil installations at sea and to bring their ships back to safe harbor. The Ministry of Energy has activated emergency response systems and is preparing transformers, DG equipment and other equipment for immediate restoration of electricity. The Ministry of Telecommunications keeps all telecommunications towers and centrals under constant surveillance and is fully prepared to restore telecommunications networks.
(With PTI inputs)