Crews Clear Downed Trees as Cyclone Yaas Weakens in India

At least four people were reported killed and 2.1 million evacuated in the states of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand, as Cyclone Yaas, since downgraded to a “deep depression,” battered eastern India on May 26 and 27.

This footage, released by officials in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum, shows crews clearing downed trees.

The storm first made landfall in Odisha on Wednesday, May 26, bringing rainfall and damaging wind speeds of up to 85 km/h (approximately 53 mph).

By early Thursday, the storm was centered over south Jharkhand, and was forecast to weaken further as it moved north. Credit: DC West Singhbhum via Storyful

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