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Yaas LIVE updates:  Yaas, packing winds of up to 130-145 kmph, whiplashed the country's eastern coasts on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, damaging houses and farmlands, and leaving at least four persons dead - three in Odisha and one in Bengal. Yaas, which was earlier classified as a very severe cyclonic storm, hit the coast north of Dhamra in Odisha's Bhadrak district and 50 km south of Balasore, close to Bahanaga block, around 9 am.

The landfall process was over around 1:30 pm. 

The Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 113 teams in five states and a UT as part of its preparation and response to the severe cyclonic storm 'Yaas'-- the highest ever such deployment in the rescue operation. These teams have been deployed in West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Island.

Meanwhile, Odisha shifted 5.8 lakh people to safer places, while moved 15 lakh people ahead of the . Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that 10 million people were affected by the cyclone in the state. Three lakh houses were damaged due to the cyclone, she said. 

Jharkhand, already on high alert state, continued evacuating low-lying areas amid the forecast that the cyclone would be hitting the state by midnight.
 
'Yaas' is the second cyclonic storm to hit India within a week after 'Tauktae' tore into its western coast, causing death and destruction.
 
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First Published: Wed, May 26 2021. 07:32 IST

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