Yaas storm surges ahead: Cyclone storm wreaks havoc in Bengal and Odisha

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After wreaking havoc in Bengal and Odisha, Yas storm has moved ahead, but this storm has left behind a catastrophe. More than 2 million people have been affected by the storm in Bengal and Odisha. 4 people died due to rain and breakdown of homes. Of these, 3 are from Odisha and one from Bengal.

In Bengal, after Digha, Shankarpur, Mandaramani South 24 Parganas district of East Medinipur district, from Bakkhali, Sandeshkhali, Sagar, Fraserganj, Sundarbans, etc., the houses of 3 lakh people have been destroyed in this storm. 134 dams have been broken, which are being repaired. Winds of 130-145 kmph were experienced here on Wednesday. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit the storm affected areas on May 28 and 29 in a helicopter.

Shadow dark in 200 villages of Jharkhand

Yas storm entered Jharkhand from West Singhbhum around 1 pm on Wednesday night. At this time the wind speed was 60 kilometers per hour. Due to the storm, rains continued for 24 hours in 21 districts of Jharkhand including Ranchi. The strong winds in Jamshedpur and Dhanbad caused many trees and electric poles to collapse. This led to darkness in 200 villages.

The Meteorological Department IMD has issued a warning of heavy rains across the state till 28 May. The storm reached southern Jharkhand at 5.30 am on Thursday and weakened and started turning into a deep depression. From here the storm is moving northwards. It will gradually weaken. Due to the storm, heavy rain alert has been issued in 26 districts of Bihar. Yas storm hit Odisha’s Bhadrak district at around 9 am on Wednesday. At around 1.30 in the afternoon, he changed from ‘extremely dangerous’ to ‘dangerous’.

Bolero carrying the procession led to the flood

Due to the storm, 201 shelter homes were built all over Jharkhand. 2051 people were sent to Shelter Home in Gudabanda in East Singhbhum and 600 in Dhalbhumgarh. Dhanbad received 15 mm of rain till late Wednesday. The Dhardhari river of Tupu Hesla village in Latehar district was flooded suddenly on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, the flooded Bolero crossing the river was hit by floods. The driver, including the barayis, saved their lives by jumping from the car.

Winds can move at a speed of 55 kmph in Bihar

According to the Meteorological Department, the storm will reach Patna by 5.30 pm on Thursday evening. There is a possibility of 160 mm of rain in Patna and 255 mm in other areas. During this time, winds can run at speeds of 40 to 55 kilometers per hour (kmph). According to IMD, mercury will fall in Bihar from Thursday night. Day and night temperatures can drop by up to 13 degrees from 28. Thursday’s maximum temperature is expected to be 29 and a minimum of 23 degrees.

Storm will enter via Banka and Jamui

In Bihar, the storm will affect Banka, Jamui, Katihar, Lakhisarai, Bhagalpur and other parts. Due to this, heavy rains are expected in 26 districts including Patna. Earlier on Wednesday, 80 mm of rain was recorded in Banka, Jamui, Lakhisarai and Kahalgaon. Patna recorded 1.9 mm, Gaya 31 mm, Bhagalpur 9.9 mm and Purnia 3.5 mm rainfall.

Earthquake also occurred in Jalpaiguri

The Yas storm knocked off the east coasts of India on Wednesday. An earthquake of 3.8 magnitude was also recorded in Jalpaiguri in Bengal in the afternoon. After this, Yas reached Odisha, where heavy rains and strong winds started blowing. Earlier, 1 lakh people have been shifted to safe places from there.


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