Expecting the impending danger from cyclone Amphan, Office of the Special Relief Commissioner Odisha said that concerned government departments and 12 coastal and adjoining districts have been alerted to take appropriate measures.
“Concerned departments of the government and 12 coastal and adjoining districts (Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj) have been alerted and they have been advised to undertake required preparedness measures to effectively handle the disaster.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm #AMPHAN over central parts of South Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards during past 6 hrs,intensified into Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm&lay centred at 0230 hrs today over central parts of South Bay of Bengal&adjoining central Bay of Bengal said IMD
Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur districts have been instructed to remain fully prepared,” read a press release from Office of the Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the preparedness on May 16 with concerned Departments and Collectors of 12 vulnerable districts.
IMD issues rainfall warning for the next 4 days in the light of very severe cyclonic storm #AMPHAN. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into south Bay of Bengal during next 24 hrs, to central Bay of Bengal during 17-18 May & into North Bay of Bengal during 18-20 May 2020. pic.twitter.com/6htvle1tNo
— ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2020
“The District Administration of vulnerable districts have been directed to keep Multipurpose Cyclone and Flood Shelters in readiness and to identify other suitable RCC roofed public buildings for use as safe shelters in case of requirement,” it read.