Government sets up control room to fight Hurricane YAAS
May 24, 2021 10:28:30 AM
The Ministry of Water Resources has set up a control room to monitor and collect information about the planned cyclone “ YAAS ”, which will likely cross the coasts of West Bengal and northern Odisha, India, by the evening of May 26.
The phone number for the control room is 01318234560, said an official statement signed by the deputy secretary of the ministry, SM Sarwar Kamal.
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said on Sunday that the well-marked low over the east-central bay and the adjacent area concentrated into a low over the same area, BSS reports.
The low was centered at noon on Sunday about 700 km south-southwest of the port of Chattogram, 625 km south-southeast of the port of Cox’s Bazer, 710 km south of the port of Mongla and 655 km south of the port of Payra, according to the press release.
It is likely to intensify further in a deep depression, then in a cyclonic storm and move in a northwesterly direction.
The maximum sustained wind speed within 44 km of the center of the low is about 40 km / h and rises to 50 km / h in gusts or squalls while the sea will remain moderate.
Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been advised to keep warning signal number one raised.
All fishing vessels and trawlers over the North Bay and the high seas have been advised to approach the coast and proceed with caution. They are also advised not to venture out on the high seas.