How much havoc will 'Storm Jawad' cause? PM Modi's big meeting on cyclone alert

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi held a meeting on the situation in the country over cyclone Jawad . Earlier, The Railways cancelled 95 trains due to the Storm Jawad. On the other hand, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), led by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, held an important meeting on Wednesday to review the preparedness to deal with the impending cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to affect Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.

IMD has issued red alerts (warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall) in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha. Orange alert has been sounded for December 4 in Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Raigada and Koraput districts after the cyclonic storm approached the coast. The country's top bureaucrat directed various central and state agencies to "avoid any loss of life and property, infrastructure and crops at least".

In a statement, the Union Home Ministry said, "The Cabinet Secretary also emphasized that the State Governments should make all efforts to ensure that fishermen and all boats in the sea are recalled immediately and people are evacuated from the cyclone affected areas at the earliest."

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