CM reviews preparedness for cyclone Yaas

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the arrangements regarding cyclone preparedness with Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) through a virtual platform.

The Chief Minister said every life is precious and thus all possible steps should be taken to protect life.

He sought the cooperation of people in evacuation.

Patnaik also directed the administration to monitor the situation regularly.

Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra briefed the CM about steps taken by the administration regarding evacuation.

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

He said latest data suggest that cyclone 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.

 He said that evacuation is going on in full swing ahead of the landfall of cyclone Yaas.

Over 2.5 lakh have already been evacuated. All will be evacuated from vulnerable places by tonight, he added.

He assured CM about full preparedness.

All are ready to face the cyclone with the rescue and restoration plan.