Odisha well-prepared to face possible cyclonic storm Yaas: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government is well-prepared to face possible cyclonic storm brewing over the Bay of Bengal, said Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena today.

All the departments including energy and panchayatiraj have been asked to remain ready with machineries and manpower to face the possible natural disaster.

Addressing media after a high-level meeting with all the department authorities on Cyclone Yaas, Jena said that State Administration is ready to tackle all possible situation.

As per India Meteorological Department, a low pressure area is likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal around May 22. It is likely to intensify into depression around May 23 and a cyclonic storm by May 24. It is likely to move northwestwards and reach Odisha-West Bengal coasts around May 26 morning.

“As of now, though nothing is clear about the cyclonic storm and where it will hit, we will expedite actions as per IMD prediction,” the SRC told media.

He said that the discussion has been held with the collectors and SPs of coastal districts regarding preparedness for the possible cyclonic storm.

He also appealed to people not to panic over possible cyclone.

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