Cyclone Yaas : Indian navy ramps up preparations, deploys rescue, relief teams

3 mins read  Sealuminati TeamMay 26, 2021

On the 26th of May, Cyclone Yaas is expected to make landfall in Odisha and West Bengal. Teams of relief and rescue workers have been on standby. IMD has predicted the cyclone to be very severe cyclonic storms with winds going up to the speed of 185km/hr.

To minimise damage, the Indian Navy announced on Tuesday that it had increased rescue and relief operations. One dive team and two flood relief teams were deployed to Digha and Frazerganj in West Bengal, on the 23rd and 24th of May.

INS Netaji Subhas is leading the Indian Naval's relief efforts and is working closely with the State Government to prepare for Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal

Two Navy Diving Teams and five flood relief teams have been dispatched, each with specially trained Navy personnel, equipment, and inflatable boats.

At Diamond Harbour, one flood relief team has been maintained on standby in case of a last-minute redeployment. These teams are prepared to carry out stranded, marooned individual casualty evacuations, road clearing, tree cutting operations, and relief supplies distribution as directed by the local district government.