New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (May 23, 2021) held a meeting with senior government officials and ministers to review the preparations for the approaching Cyclone Yaas.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, senior government officials and representatives from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Secretaries from the Telecom, Power, Civil Aviation, and Earth Sciences Ministries, as well as senior government officials and representatives from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), attended the meeting to review preparations for Cyclone Yaas.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Saturday (May 22, 2021) that Cyclone Yaas is expected to grow into a “very severe cyclonic storm” by May 26 and hit the beaches of Odisha and West Bengal.
The Indian Army announced on Saturday (May 22, 2021) that it has established columns and engineer task teams for rescue and relief operations in Odisha and West Bengal, which are bracing for cyclone Yaas.
In addition to the Army, the Indian Navy informed the public about its preparations, stating that it has four navy ships on standby for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR).
In addition, in advance of Cyclone Yaas, which is expected to make landfall along the Bengal-Odisha coast between May 24 and May 26, the Northern Railway has temporarily halted over a dozen trains between the national capital and Bhubaneswar and Puri in Odisha.