IMD has reported that Cyclone Yaas will be a less intensified with time. At least 4 people were reported be dead till now from cyclone Yaas. From West Bengal to Odisha the death reports have been informed while there’s no still official announcement yet.
As per PTI report, two persons were killed – one each in Keonjhar and Balasore- after trees fell on them. An elderly woman in Mayurbhanj reportedly died after her house collapsed. However, there is no official confirmation yet.
According to the reports by Mamta Banerjee one crore people are affected from cyclone. She also reported that one person had died accidentally, when he had gone fishing. She said that one crore people are impacted. And at least 3 lakh houses and 134 embankment have been damaged.
In the wake of Cyclone at least 21 lakh people have been shifted to safe camps. From Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand.
Meanwhile on Wednesday Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik announced seven days relief for all the farmers.
Around 128 villages across the coastal region of the state remain inundated after the cyclonic storm hit Odisha. Most of these affected villages are in Balasore and Bhadrak districts, PTI quoted sources as saying.
CM Naveen Patnaik also informed that all the major roads affected by the cyclone to repaired soon. And said that the electricity through out the state must be restored within 24 hours. He said that 80% of the electricity must be restored within 24 hours in the areas recovering from cyclone. Till now 605 roads have been damaged out of which 495 have been repaired. Major roads have been repaired in JagatSinghPur, Kendrapara, Jaipur, Balasore and Bhadrak district.
Facilities provided by Odisha government to farmers , due to damage from Yaas
The people in the 128 villages will be provided with cooked food or the materials for cooking. With dry food for seven days. Which was a major step needed now to help out farmers.
“Local panchayat bodies and block-level officials will make the arrangements for it”, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena said.
Cyclone Yaas made landfall around 9 am near Dhamra port in Odisha on Wednesday with heavy downpour, gusty winds pounding the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal.