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Odisha CMs review preparedness as eastern coast braces for severe storm

Bhubaneswar:25/5/21:Severe cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ is nearing the coast of West Bengal and Odisha and ti is expected to make landfall near Dhamra Port in Bhadrak district on May 26.

Both the state governments have already taken several steps to tackle the aftermath of the cyclone. They have already evacuated over 11 lakh people from the coastal regions. While Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting with state chief secretary SC Mahapatra and special relief commissioner PK Jena through a virtual platform linking the state control room and cyclone dashboard.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday held a meeting with chief secretary SC Mahapatra and special relief commissioner (SRC) PK Jena to review the preparations against the approaching cyclone. The review meeting was held through a virtual platform linking the state control room and cyclone dashboard.

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The Odisha CM directed the administration to monitor the situation regularly and sought the cooperation of people in an evacuation, an official CMO statement said.“Every life is precious and all possible steps should be taken to protect life,” it quoted CM Patnaik as saying.CM sought the cooperation of people in evacuation and directed the administration to monitor the situation regularly. Briefing on steps taken by the administration, SRC informed over 2.5 lakh have already been evacuated and all will be evacuated from vulnerable places by tonight. The chief secretary briefed the chief minister about steps taken by the administration regarding evacuation.

PK Jena made a presentation regarding the position of the cyclone.

He said that the latest data suggest that cyclones will make a landfall between Bahanaga and Basudevpur. He also briefed on arrangements made for drinking water, special arrangements at Covid hospitals, oxygen buffer, power supply communication network, and other arrangements,” the statement added.

The commissioner also added that evacuation is going on in full swing. Over 2.5 lakh have already been evacuated and the rest will be evacuated from vulnerable places by tonight, he added.

Assuring the chief minister of full preparedness, PK Jena said all are ready to face the cyclone with the rescue and restoration plan.

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