Pradeep Kumar Jena

Cyclone Yaas: SRC directs to complete evacuation by Tuesday afternoon

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena on Monday directed the district collectors to complete the evacuation process by tomorrow afternoon as the IMD predicted  cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ is most likely to hit the coasts between North Odisha and West Bengal on May 26.

The SRC directed the collectors to leave no stones unturned to ensure Zero Casualties.

The state government instructed the top bureaucrats to oversee rescue and relief operation in various coastal districts.

Senior IAS officer Hemant Sharma has been given the charge of Kendrapara while Saswat Mishra will look into Jagatsingpur and VV Yadav will coordinate with the Bhadrak district administration.

Vishal Dev has been entrusted with the charge of Balasore and Suresh Vasist with Mayurbhanj.