Response Crews Clear Debris From Roads After Cyclone Yaas Strikes Odisha

Cyclone Yaas made landfall in the Indian state of Odisha on Wednesday, May 26, bringing rainfall and damaging wind speeds up to 85 kmph (approximately 53 mph).

India’s National Disaster Response Force rescued 10 fishermen after their boat capsized in a river in Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, on Tuesday, The Times of India reported.

The cyclone damaged power lines, causing blackouts across the coastal districts of Balasore and Bhadrak, reports said.

Odisha Police released this video, which they said it was taken in Jajpur, showing an Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force crew clearing fallen trees that were blocking roads.

The India Meteorological Department forecast Cyclone Yaas to downgrade into a deep depression on Wednesday night over the Indian state of Jharkhand, which the department said would see “extremely heavy rainfalls at isolated places.” Credit: Odisha Police via Storyful

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