Odisha CM asks authorities to assess Cyclone Yaas-triggered damages within a week


Bhubaneawar, May 27: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday reviewed the post Cyclone Yaas reconstruction and restoration work and directed officials to assess and report on house damage in affected districts within seven days.

The Chief Minister said that all the focus now should be on relief, reconstruction and restoration.

He advised that all repair and restoration work should be continued on war-footing.

Chief Minister Patnaik also directed to normalise supply of drinking water and electricity at the earliest and hoped that by today night, all major roads would be free from obstruction for traffic movement.

He asked administration to be vigilant citing the possibility of flooding in lower reaches of the Baitarani River.

“Odisha has once again proved to be very successful and effective in managing natural disasters with the help of people,” said Patnaik.

He lauded the Statetate administration for effectively managing Cyclone Yaas and said that it was successfully managed due to meticulous planning and flawless management.

The Chief Minister thanked people, civil society organisations of the affected districts for their cooperation.

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