Evacuations Underway as India Braces for Cyclone Yaas

Around a million people have been evacuated from low-lying areas on the east coast of India, The Times of India said on May 25, as Cyclone Yaas approached.

This footage shows police in the state of Odisha evacuating elderly community members. Around 150,000 people were evacuated in Odisha, The Times of India said. More than 800,000 people were relocated in West Bengal.

The India Meteorological Department said the “very severe cyclonic storm” was expected to make landfall on May 26. Credit: Jagatsinghpur District Police via Storyful