Suryakant Jena

Bhubaneswar: With the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas weakening into a severe category after ripping through the north-coast of Odisha upon making landfall between north of Dhamra and south of Balasore , disaster management troops engaged in the storm battle have launched rescue and restoration operations on a war-footing.

Anticipating widespread damage and massive evacuation exercises, the Odisha government had mobilized 60 ODRAF, 52 NDRF and over 200 fire fighting teams in rescue and restoration operations in several districts in north, north-coastal and adjoining districts. 

NDRF teams have showcased excellent resilience in demonstrating their courageous disaster management expertise before and during the cyclone Yaas. Similarly, Odisha's premier disaster management forces, the ODRAF and the Fire Services department have also left no stone unturned in coming to the rescue of people affected.

Here are some of the glimpses of the rescue and restoration works:-

Road clearance by NDRF personnel in Mahakalpada, Kendrapara

Restoration operations by NDRF in Tihidi area of Bhadrak

Rescuing stranded people from 24 Pargana, West Bengal

Clearing of roads in Paradip, Jagatsinghpur

Road clearance in Mayurbhanj district

ODRAF teams carrying out restoration works in Kendrapara

ODRAF conducts restoration activities in Paradip

Road clearance in Bari area of Jajpur as shown by Odisha Police