Cyclone Yaas is making landfall in the coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha. It has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm. over 20 lakh people from the low-lying area to safer zones in West Bengal and Odisha. NDRF DG SN Pradhan said that 52 teams deployed in Odisha, 45 in West Bengal. While spells of heavy rainfall and wind at the speed of 60-70kmph have been predicted in Kolkata, a number of districts like East Midnapore — which is closest to Balasore — West Midnapore, South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly are likely to be hit. Kolkata airport will shut at 8.30 am on Wednesday, just in time before crosswinds start gaining strength and turn operations treacherous. The airport will resume operations at 7.45 pm. In Odisha, Bhubaneswar airport suspended operations from 11 pm on Tuesday till 5 am on Thursday.
May 26, 2021, 11:58AM ISTSource: TOI.in