Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 40 km from Odisha Coast, 3 Lakh People Evacuated

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Naval aircraft have been kept ready at Naval Air Stations, INS Dega at Visakhapatnam and INS Rajali near Chennai to undertake an aerial survey of the most affected areas, casualty evacuation, and airdrop of relief material as required. The cyclone is very likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach near north Odisha coast close to Dhamra port by the early morning of Wednesday. It is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts close to north of Dhamra and south of Balasore, during noon of Wednesday as a very severe cyclonic storm.

The West Bengal Forest Department has formed 16 teams in three districts for rescue operations in the wake of the impending cyclone ‘Yaas’. The teams have been set up in Kolkata, North and South 24 Parganas.

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