Cyclone Yaas: 1 crore people affected, 3 lakh houses destroyed in West Bengal

Kolkata: Cyclone Yaas has wreaked havoc in West Bengal. At least 10 million people have been affected and three lakh houses have been damaged due to Cyclone Yaas.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has warned people that high waves would continue to rise in the sea due to Cyclone Yaas. She claimed that West Bengal has been the most affected state due to Cyclone Yaas

The West Bengal Chief Minister said that 15,04,506 people have been evacuated from sensitive places to safe places.

“I will soon conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas in East Medinipur, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts. As a relief, we have sent relief of Rs 1 crore to the areas affected by high tide,” Mamata Banerjee said. 

She said that the government has preliminary data on the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. Mamata Banerjee said that it would take at least 72 hours to get accurate information about the damage. 

With ‘Yas’ hitting the coast around 9 am on Wednesday, a severe cyclonic storm started to show its effect in north Odisha and neighboring West Bengal where winds at speeds of 130–140 km per hour during this period.

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