Cyclone Yaas: Landfall process completed, rainfall to continue in Odisha, informs State Special Relief Commissioner

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May 26 (ANI): Giving out information on current situation of Cyclone Yaas, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena on May 26 said that the landfall process has completed while rainfall continued in several parts of the state. Pradeep Kumar Jena said, “Cyclone Yaas has completed the landfall process. It started around 9 am and around 1 pm information received from Collector Balasore as well as Bhadrak that wind has subsided in all the coastal zones. Wind velocity has substantially come down in Balasore and northwest of Balasore. Now, wind velocity is increasing towards Nilagiri and then towards Mayurbhanj. There has been extensive rainfall in last 24 hours.” He further said, “Now, rainfall is continuing in pockets in Nilagiri area of Balasore. Highest rainfall recorded was 304mm in Similipal area. We expect some bit of flash floods which may not be major. Collector Mayurbhanj started evacuation from areas adjacent to Budhabalanga River.”

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