Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra on Wednesday directed the collectors of the districts, which are likely to be affected by the possible cyclone, to stay alert and make the shelter homes ready to meet any eventuality.
Mahapatra has directed the Collectors of the coastal districts and Nayagarh and Mayurbhanj districts to stay watchful and take the following steps:
- Situation may be closely monitored.
- District to remain prepared to meet any water logging/ localized flood like situation including urban areas/ possibility of landslides in hilly areas.
- Continuous vigil of low lying areas, dewatering wherever required in urban areas may be taken up,
- Ensure functioning of control room round the clock.
- Rainfall may be reported immediately to SRC office.
- Situation report may be furnished.
- Advice for fishermen to be strictly implemented.
- Teams of Firefighters, Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) be prepared.
On the other hand, the Bhubaneswar regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued Red, Yellow and Orange warnings for different districts of Odisha.
- Red warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.
- Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Malkangiri.
- Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to at one or two places over the districts of Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh, Kandhamal Rayagada and Koraput.