Cyclone Alert: Odisha Prepares for Possible Cyclone in May
Cyclone Alert: Odisha Prepares for Possible Cyclone in May

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik convened a meeting with senior government officials to discuss a potential cyclonic situation brought on by low pressure in the South Bay of Bengal and urged the administration to be ready.

"The chief minister stated that it is very difficult to predict the cyclone that will hit during the summer. The Fani cyclone, which struck unexpectedly in 2019, also did significant damage. To us, all life is valuable. Therefore, we must act quickly to prepare, read the statement.

In the announcement, it was urged by CM Patnaik that all departments, including the NDRF, ODRAF, and fire services, should be ready for any situation and, if necessary, evacuate all residents from coastal and low-lying areas and keep them safe in cyclone shelters. He requested that all tools and machinery be kept on hand. He also suggested that you prepare in advance for the aftermath of a hurricane.

The Chief Minister instructed the Special Relief Commissioner to actively monitor the situation and coordinate with all departments, and the Chief Secretary to perform routine evaluations of the storm.

The impact of summer storms is the highest of all cyclonic storms, according to Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena. We have been successful in getting the state to embrace the Zero Casualty policy over the previous few years. Additionally, in this instance, our routine review is ongoing, and all relevant departments have been told to be prepared. Additionally, district officials have been told to be prepared. Additional schools and safe locations have been identified, and about 1,000 cyclone shelters have been prepared.

In response to consultations with 18 District Magistrates, a control room has been established. Shelters for cyclones are now operational. According to Satyabrat Sahu, Special Relief Commissioner, 17 NDRF and 20 ODRAF troops have been maintained on standby. 

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