Soon after Cyclone Tauktae hit the country, Cyclone Yaas has already created a situation of alert in the South Eastern states of the country. With the help of NDRF, the necessary services and goods are being transported to the coastal regions of southeast India.
As of now, 5 states namely Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Andaman and Nicobar island are on high alert due to Cyclone Yaas. While IMD has stated that strong winds may blow in these regions almost at a pace of around 155 to 165 kmph, while the most affected regions from the Cyclone Yaas are expected to be Odisha and West Bengal.
Cyclone Yaas is expected to hit West Bengal and Odisha on 26th May 2021.
With this, the eastern coastal region of Andaman and Nicobar island is expected to receive heavy rainfall. While preparing for the disaster beforehand, PM Narendra Modi presided over a high-profile meeting and gained insights into the current prevailing situation and also the preparations done for the same.
It must be noted that the deployment of 22 NDRF teams, 66 ODRF teams, and 177 firefighting squads have already been done in Odisha. Moreover, the Indian Air Force, Indian Naval Force, and Indian Army have been deployed on high alert in West Bengal.