#CyloneAmphan: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik directed officials to relocate people living in vulnerable areas to safer places

Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik directed officials to prepare plan to relocate people living in vulnerable areas to safer places along with early restoration of affected road communication, drinking water & electricity infrastructure & uninterrupted power supply to hospitals.

Reviewing Cylone Amphan preparedness, CM Naveen Patnaik said that Odisha Govt is fully prepared to face the cyclone formed over Bay of Bengal. CM said that Odisha has handled many such severe cyclones in the past and this time too, the focus will be on saving precious lives.

Officials informed that 567 cyclone shelters & 7000 pucca buildings have been identified to accommodate about 11 lakh people while 3 NDRF, 12 ODRAF, 355 Fire Service Units have been deployed to deal with cyclonic situation. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.