After the powerful Cyclone Tauktae, cyclonic storm Yas can be knocked in the eastern coastal areas of the country around 26-27 May. To deal with this, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has started deploying its teams in West Bengal and Odisha.
Officials said on Friday that teams sent for rescue and rehabilitation work in the states affected by Hurricane Tauktae in the western coastal region are being recalled.
NDRF Director General SN Pradhan tweeted that the coastal districts of West Bengal and Odisha have been decided to call the parties by air in view of the Yas storm and its possible effects. Officials said that the decision on how many NDRF teams will be identified for the coming storm will be based on the information received from the India Meteorological Department.
The central force has deployed a total of 101 teams for the severe cyclonic storm Tauktae. This storm in the Arabian Sea mainly affected the coastal areas of Gujarat and states like Maharashtra and Goa. Tauktae knocked in Una town of Gir Somnath district of Gujarat on Monday night and it turned into a low pressure area after nearly 28 hours of devastation.
The Meteorological Department says that on May 26 and 27, Cyclone Yas may enter the eastern coastal areas of the country. The NDRF teams which were deployed in Maharashtra and Gujarat till now, are now being airlifted to West Bengal and Odisha.