Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik dedicated the Early Warning Dissemination System at an event to mark Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day. The state government has set up 122 alert towers in the coastal line of the state to give early warning on the risk in impending Tsunami and cyclone and flood.
Chief Minister appreciated the commendable job done by the response forces, public officials, elected representatives, non-government organization and volunteer in saving the souls during Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Titli and subsequent floods, and relief and restoration to bring back life to normalcy in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
Patnaik also admired the continuous efforts of the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) for capacity building at various levels, creating mass awareness and bringing the latest technology and best practices for strengthening early warnings and decision support system for better management of disasters. He also expressed concern due to frequency of natural disaster across the world due to climate change.