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Cyclone Yaas: Cabinet Secretary stresses for timely measures for zero loss

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, May 24: With cyclonic storm 'Yaas' expected to reach West Bengal and adjoining northern Odisha coasts by May 26 evening, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has emphasised that all measures should be taken in a timely manner to minimise loss of lives and destruction of property.

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8:38 AM, 24 May
It would continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach north Bay of Bengal near West Bengal and the adjoining north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts by the morning of May 26, it said.
8:38 AM, 24 May
“The low pressure area is very likely to concentrate into a depression over east central Bay of Bengal by tomorrow, the 23rd May morning. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify into a Cyclonic Storm by 24th May and further into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours,” the IMD said.
8:38 AM, 24 May
While a low pressure area is the first stage of formation of a cyclone, it is not necessary that all low pressure areas will intensify into cyclonic storms.
9:38 PM, 23 May
"The Indian Navy, fresh from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and rescue operations on the western coast, has moved 10 HADR pallets to Bhubaneswar and Kolkata, while five HADR pallets are ready at Port Blair," the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
9:27 PM, 23 May
The cyclone in the Bay of Bengal is expected to hit the coastal regions of West Bengal and Odisha on Monday morning, a week after cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea devastated the coastal areas of Gujarat.
9:21 PM, 23 May
The tri-services and the Indian Coast Guard have taken several steps to mitigate the impact of cyclone Yaas that is expected to hit the eastern coast of India on Monday
7:44 PM, 23 May
The state governments as well as the Centre are preparing for the cyclone that will bring winds with a speed ranging 155-165 kmph and gusting to 185 kmph.
7:25 PM, 23 May
He said those engaged in evacuation work must realise as well as make people understand that the choice is between temporary discomfort and death.
6:39 PM, 23 May
As West Bengal and Odisha brace for another severe cyclone after the Amphan havoc last year, NDRF chief S N Pradhan has urged authorities in the two states to adopt an over-preparing approach for the impending natural disaster, and carry out evacuation even in the least vulnerable places. He said those engaged in evacuation work must realise as well as make people understand that the choice is between temporary discomfort and death.
6:01 PM, 23 May
It will intensify into a very cyclonic storm & will cross the coast of north Odisha & West Bengal between Paradeep and Sagar Island with wind speed gusting to 185 Kmph. It is highly damaging wind speed, you can compare the damage with last Cyclone Tauktae & Cyclone Amphan: IMD
6:01 PM, 23 May
Low pressure area on east-central Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression today & it is located about 700 km away from Balasore and Digha. It is expected to move north & northwestwards & intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 24 morning: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra DGM, IMD
6:00 PM, 23 May
Eastern Railway cancels 25 trains between 24th May & 29th May, due to Cyclone Yaas
3:31 PM, 23 May
PM directed officials that advisories and instructions on do’s and dont’s during the cyclone be made available in easy to understand and local language to citizens of the affected districts: PMO
3:30 PM, 23 May
IMD has put Cyclone Yaas under very severe cyclone category. NDRF has committed a total of 75 teams for the rescue operation. Out of 75 teams, 59 will be deployed on ground and 16 will be placed on standby: SN Pradhan, DG, NDRF
1:41 PM, 23 May
PM Narendra Modi attends meeting with senior govt officials & reps from National Disaster Management Authority, Secretaries from Telecom, Power, Civil aviation, Earth Sciences Ministries reviewing preparations against approaching Cyclone Yaas
1:35 PM, 23 May
18 NDRF teams pre-positioned at Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur and Mayurbhanj and 4 teams on standby in Odisha: DG NDRF Satya Pradhan
9:35 AM, 23 May
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over Narnaul, Bawal, Fatehabad (Haryana), Kotputly, Khairthal, Rajgarh (Rajasthan), and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD)
9:35 AM, 23 May
PM Modi to hold a meeting with senior govt officials & reps from National Disaster Management Authority, Secretaries from Telecom, Power, Civil aviation, Earth Sciences Ministries to review preparations against approaching Cyclone Yaas today. HM & other ministers will also join.
9:35 AM, 23 May
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over Rewari, Bhiwadi, Manesar (Haryana), and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD)
9:34 AM, 23 May
State Government has prepared 66 ODRAF, 22 NDRF & 177 Fire service teams for deployment in cyclone-affected areas. Necessary arrangements have also been made to ensure electricity & water supply: CMO Odisha
9:34 AM, 23 May
DMs & SPs instructed to ensure the evacuation of vulnerable people to safety. CM Naveen Patnaik has directed to ensure the supply of Oxygen to hospitals within & outside the State during this difficult time: CMO Odisha
11:43 PM, 22 May
Barge P305 located at the seabed after a systematic search by INS Makar employing advanced side-scan sonar. Search efforts for remaining crews of P305 & Tug Varaprada continue: Defence PRO
10:48 PM, 22 May
Two columns & Two Engineer Task Forces in Odisha and Eight Columns & One Engineer Task Force in West Bengal are ready and on standby for Rescue & Relief Operations: Indian Army
10:31 PM, 22 May
The Indian Navy said eight flood relief teams and four diving teams are positioned at Odisha and West Bengal to augment the existing resources. It said four naval ships have been put on standby with humanitarian assistance and disaster relief materials and medical team.
10:08 PM, 22 May
It'd continue to move north-northwestwards, intensify further & reach North Bay of Bengal near WB & adjoining north Odisha & Bangladesh coasts around 26th May morning. Very likely to cross West Bengal & adjoining north Odisha & Bangladesh coasts around evening of 26th May: IMD
9:22 PM, 22 May
Ten trains were cancelled including trains from Chennai to Puri on Monday, Villupuram to Purlia on Wednesday, Villupuram to Kharagpur on Tuesday due to impending Cyclone Yaas.
8:24 PM, 22 May
With cyclonic storm 'Yaas' expected to reach West Bengal and adjoining northern Odisha coasts by May 26 evening, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has emphasised that all measures should be taken in a timely manner to minimise loss of lives and destruction of property.
7:54 PM, 22 May
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba met on Saturday to review preparedness for the impending Cyclone Yaas in the Bay of Bengal, with the top bureaucrat of the country directing various agencies to ensure safety of COVID-19 patients, hospitals and oxygen generation plants.
7:13 PM, 22 May
In an official statement on Saturday, Navy said four naval ships have been kept on standby with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR). Their bricks, diving, and medical teams will also render assistance in the areas that will be most affected along with the Odisha and West Bengal coast.
6:18 PM, 22 May
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba met today to review the preparedness of Central and State Ministries/Agencies to deal with Cyclonic Storm Yaas in the Bay of Bengal.
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