Cyclone Yaas has affected at least 1 crore people and damaged around 3 lakh houses in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said as she addressed the media after a review meeting on May 26, 2021.
“I will soon be undertaking an aerial survey of the affected areas in Purba Medinipur, South 24 Parganas, and North 24 Parganas districts,” Banerjee said.
“We will be conducting field surveys to get a final estimate… It will take us at least 72 hours to get a clearer idea,” she added.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Yaas has completed its landfall process that was started near Dhamra port in Odisha early on May 26, 2021.
“Cyclone Yaas has complete the process of landfall. Rainfall will continue till tomorrow. Fishermen are advised not to venture till tomorrow morning because the sea condition going to be rough,” said Umashankar Das, senior scientist, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.