With a fresh low pressure brewing up in the north Andaman Sea which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 25 , the Special Relief Commissioner on Thursday directed all the departments to remain ready to tackle the emergency with necessary manpower and machinery.
SRC Pradeep Jena held a high-level meeting with the Secretaries of all departments of the State government and the officials of India Meteorological Department to access the preparedness for the possible cyclone. Jena informed that all stakeholders have already initiated advance preparations in view of the situation.
SRC Pradeep Jena had a video conference with Collectors of 10 districts and other officials of Police, Fire Services, ODRAF, NDRF and advised them to initiate preparedness like Shelters identification, staff deployment, training, facilities check, infrastructure check, evacuation planning for the possible cyclone that might hit the coast between Odisha and West Bengal on May 2. Jena directed the officials to mobilise ASHA, WSHGs and plan food supply and medical assistance.