There is a possibility of cyclone ‘Yas’, which hits the coast of Odisha at around 9 am on Wednesday, reaching Jharkhand by mid-night. Due to the impact of the cyclone, heavy rains are continuing in most places of the state since Wednesday morning. This information was given by an official of the state disaster management department. Amitabh Kaushal, secretary of the Disaster Management Department of Jharkhand, said that cyclonic storm Yas, which rose from the Bay of Bengal, is expected to reach Jharkhand around midnight on Wednesday. He said that it could remain in effect for five to six hours due to which winds of 60 to 90 km in the East Singhbhum, Seraikela-Kharsanwa and Bokaro, Khunti, etc. in Kolhan region can get strong winds and the possibility of heavy rains. is. He said that a large number of people living in low-lying areas and in raw houses and slums in these districts have been shifted to safe places.
According to the head of the meteorological department in Jharkhand, Abhishek Anand, the wind speed can be even up to 90 km per hour in some areas of the state. He said that a total of 56 mm of rainfall was recorded in East Singhbhum from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm today, while 33 mm rainfall was recorded in the capital Ranchi and eight mm in Daltonganj. Meanwhile, in view of the possibility of cyclonic storm ‘Yas’ in the Bay of Bengal, the state government has completed preparations to protect Jharkhand from Wednesday. In a high-level meeting of the Disaster Management Department, on Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Disaster Management Department, Amitabh Kaushal informed the Chief Minister about the preparations made for the impact, rescue and relief of cyclone ‘Yas’ in Jharkhand, a spokesman of the Jharkhand government said here. .
Kaushal said that Cyclone Yas in Jharkhand will be affected more on May 26-27, while on 28th it is likely to slow down. Meanwhile, the state government spokesperson said that as per the instructions given by the Chief Minister, the Disaster Management Department has completed preparations for prevention and relief from cyclonic storms, under which arrangement of generators, etc. for the supply of electricity and oxygen in hospitals is not interrupted. Has been. He said that due to heavy rains there is a possibility of damage to the raw houses, in such a situation, a camp has been arranged for people to stay. Heavy rains can also cause flooding in the low lying areas of the Swarnarekha River, in which the authorities have been asked to constantly monitor these areas.
He informed that more than six thousand people have been evacuated to safer places in the areas affected by the storm and government officials are constantly keeping an eye on the affected areas. Kaushal told that eight National Disaster Response Ballers (NDRF) companies have been deployed in the districts prone to the storm. Anticipating the effects of the storm on May 26 and 27, the administration in East Singhbhum district has postponed the Corona virus vaccination program and appealed to the people to stay in their homes.
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