Take every possible step to protect life: Odisha CM to officials

Bhubaneswar: While reviewing the arrangements regarding cyclone preparedness this evening, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said every life is precious and all possible steps should be taken to protect life.

Patnaik directed the administration to monitor the situation regularly. Also, he sought the cooperation of people in evacuation.

Odisha Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra and Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena attended the review meeting held through virtual platform linking the state control room and cyclone dash board.

The Chief Secretary briefed the Chief Minister about steps taken by the administration regarding evacuation.

The SRC made a presentation regarding the position of cyclone. He said latest data suggest that cyclone will make a landfall between Bahanaga and Basudevpur.

He also briefed on arrangements made for drinking water, special arrangements at Covid hospitals, oxygen buffer, power supply communication network and other arrangements.

He said that evacuation is going on in full swing. Over 2.5 lakh have already been evacuated. All will be evacuated from vulnerable places by tonight, he added.

He assured the Chief Minister about full preparedness. All are ready to face the cyclone with the rescue and restoration plan.

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