INDIA: A Cyclone ‘Yaas’ is to impend India just after a great loss by Cyclone Tauktae.
The storm could pack winds of up to 165 kilometres (100 miles) per hour, hitting occasional highs of up to 185km (115 miles) per hour by mid-Wednesday as a “Very Severe Cyclonic Storm”, the third-worst category, the department said on Sunday.
It also warned of storm surges of up to four metres (13 feet) high in coastal areas.
According to India’s Prime Mninister Narendra Modi, he chaired a meeting on the predicted storm and has approached the military and disaster teams to do preparations and potential rescue operations.
A week earlier, Tauktae, the strongest cyclone stroked India. Houses were destroyed and electricity was disrupted across several districts in these states.
The cyclone Tauktae targeted Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. Data shows that the cyclone is the biggest to hit the region in 30 years.