High tide alert 5 lakh people evacuated from coastal areas

  • | Friday | 11th June, 2021

Cyclone Yaas had led to a "storm surge" in the water level up to 3.5 metre in Digha and 2.5 metre in Sagar. "Already around 2.5 lakh people, who were evacuated during cyclone Yaas, are still staying at cyclone shelters. They remained at the cyclone shelters apprehending that their villages would once again go under water due to the high tide. The state government has already provided 13.70 lakh tarpaulin, 16 lakh garments, 5 lakh bed sheets and 24,370 blankets to all the districts till June 9. The Centre has also sent a letter to the state government regarding the sanction of Rs 300 crore to Bengal for cyclone Yaas.

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