In the wake of the upcoming Cyclone Yaas, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Tuesday said that over 8,09,830 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas in 14 districts of West Bengal.
Taking precautionary measures, the NDRF has earmarked highest-ever number of teams for deployment in Odisha and West Bengal.
The federal contingency force has committed a total of 112 teams for deployment in five states and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are expected to be affected by the cyclone developing in the Bay of Bengal.
Out of these, the highest the number of 52 teams are designated for Odisha followed by 45 teams for West Bengal.
Looking at the situation in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that she will stay in Nabanna tonight to monitor the situation.
She also added that she has spoken to all district magistrates to take all possible measures ahead of the cyclone.