Union Minister of State for MSME, Pratap Sarangi and National Vice President of BJP, Baijayant Panda today conducted an aerial survey of Balasore and Bhadrak districts which were battered by very severe cyclonic storm Yaas on May 26. Both the leaders assessed the damages caused by the storm which made landfall near Bahanaga coast of the district with hostile winds of around 150 kmph and torrential downpour.
The Odisha government has undertaken restoration of roadways and drinking water supply on a war-footing in all the districts majorly affected by the very severe cyclonic storm Yaas which wreaked havoc in north-coastal and some other adjoining interior regions of the State on May 26.
The inflow of water has increased in Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha rivers due to the cyclone-triggered rainfall but there are no chances of flood in these two rivers.
Former Member of the Parliament and National Vice President of BJP, Baijayant Panda today reviewed the damages caused by very severe cyclonic storm Yaas in various areas of the coastal district.
Strong winds coupled with torrential rainfall in the wake of very severe cyclonic storm Yaas have wreaked havoc in several coastal and interior districts of Odisha.
With the cyclonic storm Yaas approaching towards Odisha coast, State Health Director Bijay Mohapatra shared the preparations for management of Covid-19 crisis during and post the cyclone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday directed all senior officers to work in close co-ordination with states to ensure the safe evacuation of people from high-risk areas in the wake of cyclone Yaas and instructed all concerned departments to ensure timely evacuation of those involved in off-shore activities.
With the low pressure on East central Bay of Bengal set to turn into a cyclonic storm tomorrow, the Odisha government has pulled all efforts in strengthening it's action plan to tackle the probable disaster.
The Low Pressure over East-Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a well-marked low pressure system, the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD informed on Sunday.
The Odisha Health department on Saturday issued a directive to the district Collectors for management of Covid-19 care facilities in view of impending cyclone ‘Yaas’
With the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD on Saturday confirming the formation of a low pressure over East-central Bay of Bengal, the Special Relief Commissioner of the State informed that the authorities of all government departments and various districts are executing their preparations on a war footing to tackle the possible cyclonic storm that may intensify from the low-pressure system by May 24.
"The public health challenges already posed by the Covid-19 pandemic may be compounded due to the direct impact of the cyclone in terms of waterborne, vector-borne and airborne diseases that may arise in the community or in the displaced population in camps and temporary shelter settings."
Ahead of the formation of a low pressure in north Andaman Sea and its neighbouring East Central Bay of Bengal and possible intensification into a cyclone, Odisha government on Friday informed that it has initiated exhaustive disaster management exercise with arrangements at all level while also ruling out the chances of any flood-like situation in the State.
Eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal are likely to face the brunt of the upcoming storm next week as the storm is expected to make landfall by May 26
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.
In the wake of a low pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal that can intensify into a cyclone, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha on Wednesday reviewed the preparedness with Collectors of coastal districts.
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