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Cyclone Yaas Likely to Effect Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim: IMD

Cyclone Yaas
Cyclone Yaas likely to effect Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that Cyclone Yaas is likely to hit the northeastern states.

The cyclone may affect Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim causing moderate to heavy rains on May 26 and 27.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials also informed that the intensity of rain depends on the cyclone movements.

Moreover, eight teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Guwahati were airlifted to Odisha for search and rescue operations.
The Odisha government had requisitioned more than 50 teams of the NDRF while West Bengal government requested 35 teams.
The teams consisting of 200 personnel includes engineers, paramedics, technical experts. They were airlifted from Guwahati to Bhubaneswar by Indian Air Force aircraft.
Teams from NDRF battalions in Assam and Bihar are also being airlifted to Odisha and West Bengal in addition to those from the battalions stationed in these states.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also Tweeted;
“Cyclone YAAS is likely to affect the region on 26-27 May. Hon’ble UHM @AmitShah called and enquired about preparedness of Assam, Sikkim and Meghalaya. Informed that emergency services have been pressed into action. Grateful to Hon’ble UHM for his continued concern for the region.”

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