Flight operations at Kolkata’s NSCBI airport will be suspended from 8.30 am to 7.45 pm today, while Bhubaneshwar’s Biju Patnaik International airport will remain shut till 5 am on Thursday.
Cyclone Yaas, which is classified as a very severe cyclonic storm, is predicted to hit Kolkata on Wednesday evening with wind speed of 150kph-plus
Cyclone Yaas, a 'very severe cyclonic storm', is threatening to cause destruction in the north coastal districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur.
Oman named the current cyclone as Yaas and it means a tree.
Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Balasore districts in Odisha are expected to be the worst-affected regions in the state
It comes barely a week after cyclone 'Tauktae' battered the western coast leaving behind a trail of destruction.
The depression is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm, 'Yaas', by Monday, IMD added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for involving various stakeholders like coastal communities and industries and directly reaching out to them and sensitising them about the cyclone.
The announcement was made after Modi held a review meeting here with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and top officials to assess the damage caused by the cyclone.
The Navy said its personnel, battling extreme weather, have so far rescued 186 of the 273 people who were onboard barge P305 and also two from tugboat Varaprada.
The cyclone forming over Bay of Bengal may not be as severe as cyclone Tauktae, which intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm.
The Navy on Tuesday morning also deployed the P-8I long-range, multimission maritime patrol aircraft to join the search and rescue operations
Cyclone Tauktae, equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, slammed Gujarat state late on Monday, with wind speed surging as high as 190 kilometers (118 miles) per hour, according to the India Meteorological Department.
As per a government release, the state administration shifted over one lakh people living in coastal areas of 17 districts to safer places till late Sunday night, and the work resumed on Monday morning.
Cyclone Tauktae: Hundreds of people along the affected areas have also been evacuated.
The disaster management response forces led by the respective collectors, held meetings on Friday to check the preparedness to face Cyclone Tauktae.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Friday that the depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a 'very severe cyclonic storm' on May 17.
In view of this prediction, all ports in Gujarat have been asked to hoist a signal to warn fishermen against venturing into the sea.
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