Severe Cyclone Yaas has started making landfall on India’s east coast. Winds of 140km/h (87mph) gusting to 155km/h (96mph) and strong rain lashed the region.
Severe cyclone makes landfall on India coast
Millions of people have been evacuated and hundreds of rescue teams have been deployed in the area. There are concerns that Covid-19 safety norms might be difficult to impose at rescue shelters.