Amid looming flood threat, Odisha put on alert

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held discussions with the concerned officials today and reviewed the possible flood situation in the State, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi.

“A review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was held on tackling the possible flood situation. CM directed all the district collectors to remain alert and take all necessary steps,” Sethi said.

Sethi informed that ODRAF and NDRF teams have also been directed to remain prepared for any eventuality.

To monitor the situation, 24-hour control rooms have been set up in all districts.

Similarly, all the district administrations have been asked to make adequate preparations at places where Independence Day will be celebrated.

The Chief Minister has also asked officials to give special attention so that school students don’t have to face hardship during parade.

According to sources, the Chief Minister was also informed that Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Cuttack Municipal Corporation have taken steps to tackle waterlogging in low lying areas of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.