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India, Bangladesh - Tropical Cyclone YAAS, update (GDACS, IMD, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 May 2021)

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  • Following the passage of Tropical cyclone YAAS that made landfall over the northern coast of Odisha on 26 May, the number of casualties has been increasing.
  • According to media reports, in India, six people have died and approximately 22,000 houses have been damaged across the States of Odisha and West Bengal. In addition, airports in Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar have been temporarily closed and train services were cancelled.
  • In Bangladesh, 15,000 people have been displaced across 200 villages as their homes, shops and farms have been flooded.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over northeastern States of India including Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and East Uttar Pradesh. In Bangladesh, light to moderate rain with thunderstorms is expected across the Divisions of Khulna, Barishal, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet.
  • Red warnings for heavy rain are in effect over the States of Jharkhand and Bihar on 26 May.