Cyclone Yaas: Patnaik announces 7-day aid to 128 villages affected by the cyclone
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced seven-day aid for all families in 128 stranded villages in districts affected by Cyclone Yaas.
All main roads and 80% electricity supply will be restored for switching within the next 24 hours.
CM Patnaik also congratulated all the representatives of the Panchayat, district administrations, community organizations and the police for their excellent work on the evacuation.
The CM also thanked the doctors and health workers for the continuous health service in the affected districts during the cyclone.
Yaas made landfall on the Odisha coast on Wednesday, extensive preventive measures were taken by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on the east coast and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands have paid off in saving lives and property.
As part of the preventive measures, ICG ensured the safe return of 265 fishing vessels that were at sea.
In addition, as reported, vessels anchored off Odisha and the West Bengal coast had taken shelter and single point mooring (SPM) operations were suspended. No report of damage or loss has been received from a merchant vessel.
According to a press release, all ICG land, afloat and aviation units maintain a high state of preparedness on the east coast for any response measures arising in the wake of the storm.
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