As the coastal Odisha braces for another possible cyclone in May, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena has said that the State government is ready to face any eventuality with 17 NDRF teams, 20 ODRAF teams and 175 fire fighting teams who are on standby.
Rescue operations being carried out after a boat mishap in Mahanadi while rescuing a Tusker stuck in the river.
A very severe cyclonic storm Yaas pounded the coastal districts in north Odisha when it hit the coast around 9 AM on Wednesday. Several low lying areas were inundated and trees uprooted amid the storm surge. Apprehensive of an extensive damage, the Odisha government had evacuated over six lakh people from low-lying and vulnerable areas of north coastal and adjoining districts, which has reportedly ensured zero casualty in the calamity. After the landfall process was complete, immediate road clearance was done by NDRF, ODRAF and police personnel for restoration of normalcy. Here are some pictures of the devastation and the post cyclone restoration works carried out in all the affected areas.
With the latest update from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) that the Cyclone Yaas is likely to make landfall somewhere around Balasore district, the State machinery is gearing up to evacuate vulnerable people from its path.
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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is taking all precautionary measures to deal with cyclone Amphan and the situation is under control so far, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena in a press meet on Tuesday. Amphan is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday. He said the district administrations have started […]
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Bhubaneswar: Over one million trees that once stood tall and provided green cover to the Odisha capital have been felled by the raging winds of Cyclone Fani, the uprooted trunks and bare branches testimony to the intensity of the storm that barrelled through the state last week. The extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 3 […]
Bhubaneswar: Since cyclone Fani tore through the Odisha coast on May 3 paralysing normal life, restoration works are underway on war-footing. Apart from several teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and skilled workers from other states, around 1200 fire personnel of Odisha are rendering their service towards rehabilitation […]
Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani has left behind a trail of destruction in several parts of Odisha. While the cyclonic storm has caused extensive damage in Khurda and Puri districts, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts have been moderately affected. As per the data from State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), Bhubaneswar, nearly 30 lakh electricity consumers have been […]