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Cyclone FANI: Administration Gears Up In To Be Affected Districts Of Odisha

01 May 2019

Rabindranath Behera

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Bhubaneswar: As extremely severe cyclonic storm FANI is likely to make landfall near Puri on afternoon of May 3, the administration in likely to be affected districts have geared up to curb the menace.

Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange has instructed all the officials in the district to ensure that there is no loss to life and property in the district. In a meeting with representatives of trade unions of the district today the Collector asked them to stock sufficient amount of rice, flattened rice (Chuda) and jaggery (Guda).

The district administration has formed 44 mobile teams and identified around 500 shelter homes and around 1.18 lakh people from five blocks on the banks of river and sea will be evacuated by tomorrow said the Collector while ensuring to provide food and water facilities wherever required. He further said that steps have been taken to check black marketing and hoarding of essential commodities.

As Khurda and Bhubaneswar are going to be most affected by the cyclonic storm, two ODRAF teams, one NDRF team, 300 Civil Defence personnel and 10 volunteers of Nehru Yubak Sangha in every block of the district will be deployed for rescue operations, informed Khurda Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra.

He further said that over one lakh people of the district will be relocated to 51 permanent and 293 temporary shelter homes where cooked and dry food along with medicine will be made available. Ferrying has been banned in Chilika from May 1 to 5.

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Bijay Amrut Kulange, Collector, Ganjam

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Nirmala Mishra, Collector, Khordha