Cyclone Yaas: At review meeting, PM asks for timely evacuation of people

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Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak and Ballasore District in Odisha is likely to be affected by the cyclone storm, said the Indian Meteorology Department official.

PM Modi holding the virtual review meeting on Sunday.
PM Modi holding the virtual review meeting on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a meeting to review the readiness for the Yaas Cyclone, which would make landing on the east coast of India on May 26. Typhoon is expected to hit the land between Sundarbans in West Bengal and North Odisha.

Minister of Home Union Amit Shah along with senior government officials and representatives from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Secretary of the Ministry of Telecommunications, Power, Civil Aviation and Earth Sciences attended a virtual meeting.

At the meeting, the prime minister directed senior officers to work in close coordination with countries to ensure the evacuation of society that was safe from high-risk areas and timely evacuation from those involved in off-shore activities.

He also talked about the need to ensure that the duration of power outages and minimum communication networks, and if there are blackouts, restored quickly. PM Modi further directs officials that advisors and instructions about DOS and dont about cyclones are available in easy-to-understand language and local language to the residents of the affected district.

With Odisha and West Bengal Bengal for Hurricane Yaas’s cyclone, the Indian Army on Saturday told that he had arranged columns and task forces engineers while standby for rescue operations and assistance.

West Bengal Bengal Head Mamata Banerjee and Odisha’s head of Odisha Naveen Patnaik had previously reviewed the readiness of the Hurricane Cyclone at a high-level meeting with officials in their respective countries on Saturday.

Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak and Balalasore regencies are likely to be influenced by the Storm Cyclonic, Umashankar Das, Deputy Director of the Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar said on Sunday.

“We hope that the low pressure area which is well marked in the East Central Bay will concentrate into depression for the next 12 hours and tomorrow (May 24), it will be a storm of the cyclone and will continue to move to the north-west and On May 26, it will reach Odisha, West Bengal, and Bangladesh coast, “the waterson was quoted by the Ani news agency.

The head of the Regional Meteorology (RMC) in Kolkata Dr. Sanjib Bandyopadhyay previously advised West Bengal fishermen not to explore the sea from May 23 night, and suggested those who were in the deep sea to return to the beach on May 23 morning, remembering Typhoon Yaas.

Yaas will increase when heading north, and will make landing as a very severe cyclone storm, said IMD.

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