Odisha govt puts on high alert, all coastal & nearby districts in view of Cyclone ‘Yaas’

Odisha government has put all the coastal and nearby districts on high in view of the cyclone YAAS in the Bay of Bengal.

In addition, all the line departments including health, electricity and water supply have been put in readiness to respond to any cyclone related exigencies.

Adequate numbers of NDRF and ODRAF teams will also be relocated for rescue and relief operations, once the exact place of landfall is ascertained.

At least 14 districts have been put on high in the state. Meanwhile, the Odisha government has also asked Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard to be prepared for the emerging situation.

After meeting senior officers, Odisha Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said that the state administration is ready if cyclone ‘Yaas’ has any impact on the state.

IMD has predicted a cyclonic storm will cross Odisha-West Bengal coast by May 26 morning which has been termed Cyclone Yaas.

IMD has yet to forecast the possible path of the system, its speed and landfall location.

Nonetheless, the state has been gearing up for the challenge beforehand, Mohapatra informed.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena told the DIG of Indian Coast Guard has informed the state authorities that two of their flights and two ships are making rounds of the Bay of Bengal.

They will rescue the fishermen if trapped anywhere in the sea.


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