Kolkatta , 26/5 (AO Bureau): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that at least 10 million people were affected in Bengal due to the inclement weather conditions and tides due to cyclone “Yaas” . Banerjee said that due to “Yaas”, more than 1.5 million people have been evacuated to safer places. He said that due to bad weather conditions due to cyclone “Yaas”, three lakh houses have been damaged in Bengal. Banerjee said that I will visit the areas of East Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas affected due to cyclone and tides. Mamta Banerjee said that we have sent a relief of one crore rupees for the areas affected by cyclone and tide.
Flooded water in many areas of Bengal
Due to the rise in water level in rivers due to cyclone ‘Yas’, many areas of coastal districts of West Bengal, East Medinipur and South 24 Parganas were flooded on Wednesday and sea waves touching the peaks of coconut trees and cars flowing in the flood water were seen. Proceeded Due to the cyclone, more than two meters high waves rose in the sea and Digha and Mandaramani in East Medinipur and Fraserganj and Gosaba in South 24 Parganas were affected.
Officials said that due to rising water level, embankments broke at many places in both the coastal districts, due to which many villages and small towns were submerged. The water level of many rivers including Vidyadhari, Hooghly and Rupnarayan has increased.
The army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the State Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the state police and volunteers are working round the clock to evacuate people to safer places.