Cyclone Yaas likely to hit India, Bangladesh today

Severe cyclone storm “Yaas” will mostly hit the West Bengal of India and fall over Bangladesh with warning signal number two, according to official Bangladeshi sources.

“We hope that the severity of the storm will not be high in Bangladesh like India and that’s why we have warned people with signal number two,” Md Mohsin, the secretary of disaster management and relief ministry, told Anadolu Agency over the phone Tuesday morning.

Mohsin, however, added that it does not mean that the government is not alert. “We are fully prepared to contain the casualties of the storm to the minimum level”.

All cyclone shelters have been kept ready with sufficient amounts of hand sanitizer and facemasks for people so that the prevailing coronavirus pandemic does not spread due to the gathering during the cyclone, he said.

Meanwhile, according to a special weather bulletin released by Bangladesh Meteorological Department Tuesday morning, the severe cyclonic storm Yaas is likely to intensify further and move in the northern-northwestern direction.