While India was returning to normal after a cyclone, another hurricane is on its way

When India is struggling to get things back to normal after the powerful cyclone Tauktae hit its western pier a week ago, a strong storm is on its way to the eastern pier.

This cyclone is named by Oman, Deep depression in the Middle East Bay of Bengal has remained practically stable during the last 6 hours, with Hurricane Yaas intensifying.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday (May 24, 2021) morning that Hurricane Yaas is going to intensify into a ‘severe hurricane’ in the next 24 hours and issued a rain warning for West Bengal and Odisha.

Subsequently, it is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar islands around noon of May 26 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the storm was likely to land in the evening of May 26 after intensifying a severe cyclonic storm between Odisha and Sagar Islands in West Bengal. Wind speeds range from 155 km per hour to 165 km per hour.
It will start raining heavily in the coastal areas from Tuesday.

As a result, it is very likely to cross the coast of North Odisha and West Bengal between Paradeep and Sagar Islands around noon on May 26, in the form of a very severe cyclonic storm.

The Yaas cyclone is expected to be about as intense as Tauktae which skidded off the west coast last week, Compared to cyclone Amphan, which hit Bengal a year ago, maintained a wind speed of 240 km per hour for about three devastating minutes.

In both states, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployedand in the service of the army and the Coast Guard have been pressed.

The state has ordered evacuation of people from low-lying areas like Digha the coastal districts of eastern Medinipur, adjoining western Medinipur and Jhargram. Sundarbans in the northern and southern 24 parganas are also at risk of severe flooding. Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata are on high alert.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a review meeting with the Chief Ministers of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh and the Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands via video conferencing, to review their readiness and the preparedness of the Central Ministries and the relevant agencies to deal with the situation arising out of Hurricane Yaas which is formed in the Bay of Bengal.

The governments of Bengal and Odisha are on their way from the Bay of Bengal to Cyclone Yaas and are on high alert for the possibility of a landslide late on Wednesday.

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