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Massive evacuations ahead of Tropical Cyclone “Yaas”

Tropical Cyclone “Yaas” formed at 03:00 UTC on May 24th, 2021, as the second named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.

The system is expected to cross the north Odisha – West Bengal coasts on May 26 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, with wind speeds of 155 – 165 km/h (95 – 100 mph), gusting to 185 km/h (115 mph), according to the IMD. Rainfall is likely to be in the range of 300 mm (12 inches), storm surge 3 – 4 m (10 – 13 feet). Governments of Odisha and West Bengal have ordered the evacuation of more than 1 million people.



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