Cyclone Yass to make landfall between Odisha’s Bahanaga-Basudevpur tomorrow; CM reviews preparedness


Bhubaneswar, May 25, 2021: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the arrengements regarding cyclone preparedness this evening with Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and Special Relief Commissioner through virtual platform linking the State Control Room and Cyclone Dashboard.

The Chief Minister said that every life is precious thus all possible steps should be taken to protect life and again sought the cooperation of people in evacuation.

Patnaik also directed the administration to monitor the situation regularly.

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

SRC Pradeep Jena made a presentation regarding the position of cyclone. He said latest data suggest that cyclone will make a landfall between Bahanaga in Balasore district and Basudevpur in Bhadrak district.

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

He assured the Chief Minister about full preparedness. All are ready to face the cyclone with the rescue and restoration plan.

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