Tue. Aug 3rd, 2021

Centre Reviews Preparedness for Cyclone Yaas, Special specialise in Securing Covid Health Facilities
As Odisha and West Bengal brace for cyclonic storm Yaas that’s brewing within the Bay of Bengal and is probably going to hit the coasts on May 26, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a gathering of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Saturday to review the preparedness of Central and state/UT governments and agencies for the cyclone. Gauba stressed that each one the measures should be taken during a timely manner in order that the loss of lives and destruction of properties is minimised. He was informed that necessary arrangements are being made to make sure uninterrupted functioning of hospitals and COVID Care Centres, along side ensuring generation and provide of oxygen to Covid facilities across the country.

The Director General of IMD and chief secretaries of the concerned states apprised the committee of the measures being taken. Evacuation of individuals from the low lying areas is being administered , the committee was told. Adequate stocks of foodgrains, beverage and other essential supplies are arranged and preparations are made to take care of essential services, including power and telecommunications, during the cyclone, a handout by the Ministry of data and Broadcast stated. The committee was further told that the NDRF has deployed 65 teams while 20 more teams are on standby. Rescue and relief teams of the military , Navy and Coast Guard along side ships and aircrafts have also been deployed.

Yaas Cyclone LIVE: Gusty Winds With Rainfall In Bengal In Few Hrs, HM Amit Shah Holds Review Meet
Yaas Cyclone Live Updates West Bengal , Orissa: At 5.30 am on Monday, cyclone Yaas was located 600km north-northwest of Port Blair, 540kms south-southeast of Paradip and 650kms south-southeast of Balasore. North Odisha districts including Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj will receive moderate to heavy rainfall on Tuesday with the rainfall intensity increasing to very heavy category on Wednesday.


The Indian Navy is additionally closely monitoring the movement of the Cyclonic Storm and have administered preparatory activities to combat its effects. As a part of the preparedness, eight flood relief teams and 4 diving teams are prepositioned at Odisha and West Bengal to reinforce the prevailing resources. Four naval ships are on standby with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) bricks, diving, and medical teams to render assistance within the most affected areas along the Odisha and West Bengal coast. Naval aircraft are kept ready at Naval Air stations, INS Dega at Visakhapatnam and INS Rajali near Chennai to undertake aerial survey of the foremost affected areas, casualty evacuation, and airdrop of relief material as needed .

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