Bhubaneswar, May 29: Mangrove forests checked the intensity of Yaas. That’s why the high wind of the severe cyclone could not raze vegetation in the coastal districts of Odisha. The Forest and Environment Department has assessed so.
A post cyclonic review reveals that a minimal devastation of greenery is due to the mangrove forest that checked the speed of wind along the coastal lines of Odisha.
Consequently, as many as 100 trees have been uprooted in the grand landscape of Bhitarkanika sanctuary in Kendrapara. Whereas, only two rain deer have died due to the collapse of the enclosure wall at Dangamala range. Similarly, 10 houses have been partly affected due to Yaas. Apart from it, six cottages at Habilikhati Eco-retreat have been partly damaged.
Similarly, the mangrove forest had resisted the gusting wind of Yaas to enter into the Similipal biosphere in Mayurbhanj. Though, the wind speed was recorded to be more than 165 kilometre per hour in the non-costal line in Keonjhar, it was about 100 Kilometre per hour around Similipal tiger reserve.
Fortunately, Yaas has caused no several hazards to the wildlife and the vegetation in Similipal forest. Continuous downpour has only eroded a few fare weather bridges along the anti poaching corridor with eroding away about 30 kilometres of blacktop road, said the Similipal Tiger Project Authorities.