Jamshedpur, May 25: In view of the cyclonic storm Yaas, three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF ) from Bihar reached steel city on Tuesday for carrying out rescue and relief operations. If required the team will be engaged to carry out operations for the damages caused by severe cyclonic storm Yaas which is expected to make a hit to Dhamra port in north Odisha coast ( as per the revised forecast ) on Wednesday morning.
The three teams of NDRF, each team comprising 24 members were called for Kolhan districts – East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan which falls in southern Jharkhand is likely to face the maximum fury of the cyclonic storm.
According to IMD’s forecast the cyclonic storm would approach Jharkhand from the south eastern part ( East Singhbhum ) as a severe cyclonic storm around 11.30 pm of Wednesday ( May 26 ) night and gradually reach Khunti district with a decreased intensity as deep depression by the night of Thursday, May 27.
It would further move northwestwards gradually decreasing in intensity and reach Gumla district in the night as a depression on the same day ( May 27 ).
IMD’s Ranchi Met Centre issued widespread heavy rain forecasts in several districts including East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Seraikela-Kharsawan for the next 48 hours , due to the impact of the cyclone.
The forecast also indicates squally wind speed reaching 40 to 50 Kmph gusting 60 Kmph which is likely to prevail over southern Jharkhand from May 26 forenoon and increase gradually becoming 90 to 120 Kmph gusting to 130 Kmph over south-east Jharkhand and 70 to 80 Kmph gusting to 90 Kmph over southwest Jharkhand by the evening of May 26.
Today, the heavy rains hit Jamshedpur and its neighbouring districts like Seraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum and several hilly areas of the region. The sun was visible only around noon.
“The weather condition is likely to remain largely the same at least for the next couple of hours and rains will continue,” said officials at the Patna met office.