Day after Cyclone Yaas hit north Odisha coast near Balasore, chief minister Naveen Patnaik conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas on Thursday. The government is likely to come out with a preliminary damage assessment report later in the day. Government authorities said the state is bracing for a medium flood in Baitarni due to heavy rainfall in its catchment. “Heavy rainfall induced by #CycloneYaas in Baitarani catchment caused huge inflow. …Expecting medium flood in Baitarani. Well prepared to meet contingent situations,” part of a tweet by special relief commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena reads.
May 27, 2021, 07:24PM ISTSource: TNN