1.5 million people living on the east coast of the Bay of Bengal were evacuated. Experts say that as the climate and water temperature rise, the frequency and intensity of storms in the waters around India are increasing.
Less than two weeks after Tauktae passed on the west coast, India was hit by a tropical storm again. On Wednesday, May 26, Hurricane Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal, began to sweep the coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha when the country was facing a severe Covid-19 epidemic.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the storm made landfall at 3:30 am on Wednesday (5:30 am in Paris), and according to forecasts, gusts of up to 155 km/h, a category 2 cyclone. The tropical storm of the May 17 season in Gujarat caused at least 155 deaths in the western part of the country.
On Wednesday, the two killed were one “Swept away by the rough sea” The other one is dead “In the collapse of his house”West Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
According to her, Digha’s seaside resort is “submerged” Shake the height of the double-decker bus. “The swelling river also flooded 12 islands and destroyed many dikes.”Added MI Approximately 20,000 houses were destroyed in Banegi.
1.5 million people living on the east coast of the Bay of Bengal were evacuated. From the day before, torrential rains accompanied by strong winds swept coastal towns and villages.