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Cyclone Yaas likely to intensify into very severe cyclonic storm; To hit West Bengal and Odisha Coast on Wednesday

Cyclone Yaas is likely to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and cross the Odisha and the West Bengal coasts on Wednesday. India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, a low pressure area has formed over the east-central Bay of Bengal and the adjoining north Andaman Sea yesterday. It is likely to cross West Bengal and adjoining north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts around the evening of 26th May, the IMD said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting at 11 AM today with Home Minister Amit Shah & top government officials to review preparedness for Cyclone Yaas. The high level meeting will be attended by representatives from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Secretaries from Telecom, Power, Civil aviation and Earth Sciences apart from officials from other Ministries and Central Agencies.

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