Kolkata: Over 1 crore people across the coastal districts, including Midnapore districts (east and west) and South 24 Parganas have been badly affected after the Yaas cyclone hit the state.
The actual loss of the property was not immediately available but initial reports said there had been huge loss to the agriculture and its allied sector after saline surging waters marooned the affected district.
There had been no report of any loss of human life in Yaas related storms. However, a fisherman drowned when he went for fishing from his temporary shelter at Mandarmani.
The most damaged areas are adjacent to Digha, a sea resort and hub of fishing industry in Medinipur and Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas.
About 15 lakh 7 thousand 506 people were evacuated to safer places earlier. About 10 million people have been affected by the storm and nearly 3 lakh houses have been damaged. Scores of dams have been breached in several places including Kultali and Gosaba.