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Cyclone Yaas landfall and the Precautions taken by the Government.

The Indian Government is taking all possible and necessary Precautions to tackle the landfall and the aftermath due to the Yaas Cyclone. The Yaas Cyclone is expected to make a landfall in shores between Odisha and West Bengal.

The Cyclone from the Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal

 The cyclones in the Arabian sea are denoted as ARB and that in the Bay of Bengal is denoted as BOB. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) analyses and reports the government about those cyclones. These cyclones are formed in both sides of the Indian subcontinent.

Cyclone Yaas and landfall

The very severe Cyclonic storm Yaas was first monitored on May 23, 2021. It was formed on the previous day in Bay of Bengal region. So it was assigned BOB 2. The BOB 2 denotes that it is the second deep depression in 2021 in the Bay of Bengal area. It has also been described as the second Cyclonic storm and second severe Cyclonic storm of 2021. The Indian Metrological Department  monitors such storms. They also monitor their movement and their impact on land areas.

Cyclone Yaas
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Update on landfall of Yaas Cyclone

Indeed, the cyclone is making landfall on 26th of May 2021 in Odisha by early morning. It will cross the land with a speed of from 155 to 165 kmph. It can go upto 185 kmph the IMD reported. Additionally, the Odisha chief minister has sent the state’s home minister to Balasore, Odisha. He has been sent to monitor the cyclone situation there. Landfall is expected near Dharma port in Bhadrak district of Odisha.

The aftermath of Cyclone Yass landfall according to IMD

According to IMD’s director Mrutyunjay due to heavy cyclone the trees and electric poles may uproot. Chandbali will be damaged heavily.  Heavy Rainfall warnings are given to the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and Meghalaya.

Precautions taken by the Government

  • More than 8 lakh people has been shifted to safer places where the intensity of cyclone is less.
  • The 4 districts including Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, and Balasore in Odisha has been given red alert
  • There has been 112 NDRF teams gone to 6 states where the damage could be worse.
  • ODRAF(Odisha disaster rapid action force) has been sent to vulnerable places along with few of the armed forces.
  • All the 6 most vulnerable states’ CMs have been alerted by the Central Government as soon as the cyclone alert report came to their notice.

Conclusion

Finally, the Government is taking all the measures to tackle the incoming cyclone Yaas. The Government is ensuring the safety of the people and to provide the necessary things needed for them. A lot of NDRF teams have come this time to vulnerable places in order to help the people and safeguard them from effect of cyclone. They are here also to ensure that normal life is back in the places that are going to be heavily hit.

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