Cyclonic storm Yaas formed in Bengal and Odisha made the states a high alert area.
Cyclone Yaas has made its way into Dhamra Port and Balasore near the Odisha coast and West Bengal Jharkhand were also put on high alert. More than 12 lakh people were evacuated from the cyclone-prone region and restrictions on movement was also placed.
Cyclone rescue and relief columns were also deployed and people shared pictures of the havoc wreaked due to the cyclone. Here are the visuals:
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2021
In view of #CycloneYaas, 11.5 lakh people have been evacuated; 40 houses damaged in Halisahar with 4-5 people injured; 40 houses damaged in Chuchura, while two people have died due to lightning in Pandua: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a presser in Nabanna pic.twitter.com/X56S4ieh5F
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2021
#CycloneYaas#IndianArmy #EasternCommand has deployed a total of seventeen integrated Cyclone Rescue and Relief Columns, comprising specialised personnel with associated equipment and inflatable boats. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/svs0WMiCMP
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) May 25, 2021
— Soumika Das (@dsoumika13) May 26, 2021
— Brinda (@Brinda48645437) May 26, 2021
The Yaas cyclone coupled with the factor that today is lunar eclipse destroyed the riverside of Ganga in Kolkata. 😢#Yaas #YaasCyclone #CycloneYaas #CycloneAlert #CycloneYaasUPDATE pic.twitter.com/Wk8vYjhevd
— Dipayan Sain (@DipayanSpeaking) May 26, 2021
— Rokte Amar Mohun Bagan – RAMB(OFFICIAL) (@Rambians) May 26, 2021
The visuals were devastating and restoration work has started to help people regain normalcy.