Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas.
Cyclone Yas has wreaked havoc in West Bengal and Odisha. PM Modi will take stock of the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Bhubaneswar and held a meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the impact of Cyclone Yaas.
After this, PM Modi visited Balasore and Bhadrak districts of Odisha. He will also go to the affected areas of East Medinipur district of West Bengal for an aerial survey and will hold a review meeting in West Bengal.
Mamata Banerjee will also be involved in the review meeting
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also attend a review meeting with PM Modi. She will meet PM Modi at Kalaikunda Air Force Station and is likely to discuss issues related to the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas.
Earlier, PM Narendra Modi held a meeting in Delhi to review the impact of cyclone Yaas. Officials shared detailed information on various aspects of preparedness, assessment of damages and related matters.
The meeting was informed that about 106 teams of NDRF were deployed in West Bengal and 46 in Odisha. They rescued thousands of people and removed more than 2500 trees and poles which had fallen on the roads and were obstructing traffic.
Cyclone Yaas weakens into depression
Cyclone Yaas has weakened into a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal and it is likely to move northwestwards and weaken gradually during the next 12 hours. The meteorological department said Cyclone Yaas is likely to move northwestward and gradually weaken during the next 12 hours.
Due to Cyclone Yaas, light to moderate rains are likely to occur over most parts of Odisha over the next 12 hours.