Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey In Odisha
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting with officials of the state administration to assess the impact of Cyclone Yaas. Earlier today, the Prime Minister reached Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar to take stock of the situation. The PM conducted an aerial review of all the affected regions of Odisha between 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm.
Post the aerial survey in Odisha, PM Modi will be visiting West Bengal, where he will be conducting a meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and other officials over the impact of Cyclone Yaas. During a review meeting earlier, PM Modi urged the concerned bureaus to assure that normalcy is restored in the affected regions at the earliest.
Previously, CM Naveen Patnaik had assured early restoration of electricity and had urged top officials to begin the repair work on priority. About 128 villages, including 84 in Balasore and 48 in Bhadrak, were hit hard by Cyclone Yaas, which made landfall in the Balasore district. About 106 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were stationed with 46 teams each in West Bengal and Odisha that saved more than 1000 persons and displaced more than 2500 trees, poles that had been uprooted. At least three people were reported to have lost their lives in what was the seventh cyclone that Odisha faced since 1999.
Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, and Keonjhar were on high alert as heavy post-cyclone rains continued to pour and nearby rivers overflowed.