Keonjhar: A man was crushed to death after coming under a tree uprooted by the strong winds, under the influence of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’, at Panchapalli village under Anandapur block in Keonjhar district on Wednesday.
Reportedly, wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph is prevailing along and off North Odisha coast and 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along and off adjoining West Bengal coast under the influence of the cyclonic storm.
While the landfall process is expected to start at around 10 AM today, wind speed of 130-140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph is to prevail during the landfall along and off Bhadrak and Balasore districts and 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph along and off Kendrapara district.
Gale wind speed reaching 130-140 kmph gusting 155 kmph is prevailing over Northwest Bay of Bengal and along and off north Odisha coast and adjoining West Bengal coast including Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore districts of Odisha and east Medinipur and south 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal.
Gale wind speed reaching 90- 100 kmph gusting 110 kmph is prevailing along and off West Bengal coast including east Medinipur and south 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal.
Squally wind speed reaching 100-110 kmph gusting 120 kmph would prevail over Ganjam, Khurda, Jajpur & Mayurbhanj Districts of Odisha and Howrah, Hooghly, north 24 Parganas Districts of West Bengal till today noon.
Gale wind speed reaching 60-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph would prevail over Puri, Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar districts of Odisha during the same period and the wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph would prevail over remaining interior districts of north Odisha and Bankura, Purulia, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia & Burdhaman districts of West Bengal.
Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would prevail over Angul,
Deogarh & Sundergarh districts of Odisha, Birbhum & Murshidabad districts of West Bengal and Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram & Vishakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh during the same period.
Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting 60 kmph is very likely to prevail over south Jharkhand from 26th noon and increase gradually becoming 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over southeast Jharkhand and 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph over southwest Jharkhand during today night to tomorrow forenoon.