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#Cyclone Yaas : Odisha Braces For Heavy Rain, Orange Alert Issued By IMD

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Rain lashed Digha in West Bengal as cyclone Yaas is expected to cross West Bengal-Odisha coast tomorrow. 10 more NDRF teams deployed in the state ahead of cyclone Yaas. A total 45 teams have been deployed in the state.

In Odisha, the Balasore district administration along with the Marine Police Force have been evacuating people to cyclone shelters in Chandipur. “We will shift people at shelters by today afternoon. Arrangements of sanitization and face masks are being done,” said Narendra Khamari, BDO Balasore.

Meanwhile extremely heavy rainfall warning issued for Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore for today and tomorrow. Orange alert: heavy to very heavy rainfall expected in Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khorda and Puri today.

“We are expecting wind speeds of 150-160 kmph gusting 180kmph over Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore tomorrow as landfall is expected by noon. We have issued the highest danger warning for Dhamra and Paradip ports,” IMD Odisha says.

The two power utilities of West Bengal have claimed that they are better prepared for Cyclone Yaas, which is likely to hit the state and Odisha on May 26, than they were before last year’s storm, Amphan.

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