Soon after Cyclone Tauktae, the Cyclone Yaas emerging from the Bay of Bengal is expected to create havoc. While the reports of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) are stating that Cyclone Yaas can convert into a very severe cyclonic storm within the past 24 hours.
Cyclone Yaas is expected to hit the coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal on 26th May 2021 i.e., tomorrow, and hence, people are being shifted from the coastal regions to the inner and safer regions of the states.
However, to curb the expected havoc from Cyclone Yaas, 99 of the 149 National Disaster Responses Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed at the coastal regions of the states that are more prone to the cyclone, while the other 50 squads have been deployed at other regions of the states as a standby.
25 teams of NDRF have been deployed in Odisha, 35 in West Bengal, 5 in Tamil Nadu, 3 in Vishakhapatnam, 1 in Jharkhand, and 1 in Andaman and Nicobar. The IMD has stated that by the time Cyclone Yaas hits the coastal regions of West Bengal and Odisha, strong winds at the speed of 155 to 165 kmph are expected to blow, while the speed of these winds is expected to surge up to 180 kmph.
Due to Cyclone Yaas, many coastal regions are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.
Amongst this, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday through a video conferencing discussed and current situation and gained insights about the preparations being done to curb the expected havoc by Cyclone Yaas from the Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, and the Governor of Andaman Nicobar island.