Hurricane Yaas strikes Indian shores: 1 million evacuated

Hurricane Yaas strikes Indian shores: 1 million evacuated



Hurricane Yaas strikes Indian shores: 1 million evacuated

A new hurricane occurred in India dealing with the Corona virus crisis. Hurricane Yaas affected thousands of homes from sea to land in the state of Odisha and West Bengal. While airports in the country stopped their activities, 1 million people were evacuated in the area hit by the hurricane.

In India, which is struggling with the destructive wave of the Corona virus, a hurricane with a speed of 177 kilometers per hour occurred.
Hurricane Yaas, which destroyed the east coast of the country and was particularly effective in Odisha and West Bengal, caused the deaths of two people.
It was reported that 2 people who lost their lives died by being caught in an electric current.
After the hurricane that flooded many houses with sudden winds and tidal waves, approximately 1.1 million people were evacuated from the houses seen on the route of the storm.
The Indian Meteorology Department reported that the “very severe cyclonic storm” reached a speed of 177 kilometers per hour, while traveling at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour.
While many houses in the area were damaged, the people were taken to shelters by local officials.
The meteorology department has warned that a lot of rain has been raining in the Chandabali and Paradip areas of Odisha state since Tuesday, and houses in the area will be flooded due to tidal waves.
The National Disaster Response Force set up 149 teams for evacuation and rescue operations, of which nearly a hundred were deployed on the east coast.
The Indian Navy was also placed on high alert, with four warships and several aircraft ready to provide assistance.
In order to minimize the damage caused by strong winds, many train services had been canceled as of Monday.
Hurricane Tauktae occurred on the west coast of the country last week and caused the deaths of more than 140 people.
The biggest hurricane in the country occurred in Odisha in 1999 and nearly 10,000 people died in the hurricane, whose speed reached 260 kilometers per hour.


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