Cyclone Yaas Update: 18 NDRF Teams To Be Deployed In 6 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: With the well-marked low pressure over the east-central Bay of Bengal very likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours and move towards Odisha and West Bengal coasts, the Odisha government on Sunday directed for deployment of 18 NDRF teams in six coastal districts.

As informed by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena, 7 NDRF teams will be deployed in Balasore, 4 in Bhadrak, 3 in Kendrapada, 2 in Jajpur and one each in Jagatsinghpur and Mayurbhanj districts by May 24 afternoon.

Apart from this, 4 NDRF teams will be kept on standby at SRC headquarters office for emergency operation, he added.

Talking to media earlier in the day, duty officer, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar Umashankar Das said as the cyclonic storm is very likely to move in the north-north-west direction, four north coastal districts viz., Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapada will be severely affected.

The Special Relief Commissioner is on a tour of Balasore and Bhadrak to review the preparedness in the districts.

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