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How Odisha Fire Service Saved A Pregnant Woman During Cyclone Bulbul

09 November 2019

Ommcom News

Kendrapada: Continuing with their selfless service, Odisha Fire Service rescued a pregnant woman at Rajkanika on Saturday when due to very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul was gusts of strong wind with heavy rainfall was experienced in the district.

One Sushree Sangita Bala, wife of Dibaker Lenka, of Giria village under Rajkanika Police limits was shifted to Rajkanika Community Health Centre in a Rajkanika Fire Service vehicle at about 10.15 am today.

As per the last bulletin by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Bulbul is at about 95 km East-Northeast of Paradip and 133 km South-Southwest of Balasore, the Kendrapada district witnessed heavy rainfall coupled with strong winds. In the last 24 hours, Kendrapada has received 137 mm of rainfall.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena had previously mentioned that they received information about the uprooting of trees in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak districts. The restoration work is underway. Teams of NDRF, ODRAF, police and fire personnel have been engaged in clearing road blockade by dislocating the uprooted trees lying on the roads.

SRC, however, said that they have not received any information of loss of life so far.

BK Sharma, DGP, Odisha