Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. The cyclone left a trail of devastation in the coastal state, killing at least 4.
The Prime Minister later undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas of Bhadrak and Balasore districts.
The Prime Minister will also visit West Bengal to take stock of damage. He will conduct aerial survey in East Medinipur and later hold a meeting with government officials at Kalaikunda in Paschim Medinipur district. He will be received by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station. According to reports, Chief Minister Mamata Bnnerjee will be present at the meeting.
Yaas is the second cyclonic storm to hit India within a week after Tauktae tore into its western coast, causing death and destruction. Modi had also conducted an aerial survey of areas that were affected by Cyclone Tauktae in Gujarat and neighbouring Union Territory of Diu.