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PM Modi reviews preparations to deal with Cyclone Yaas

Updated: May 24, 2021 7:23 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed all concerned departments to ensure timely evacuation of those involved in off-shore activities in view of Cyclone Yaas which is expected to cross West Bengal and north Odisha coasts on Wednesday evening.

He also instructed officers to work in close coordination with states to ensure safe evacuation of people from high-risk areas.

Mr Modi took a high level meeting yesterday to review the preparedness of States and Central Ministries and Agencies concerned to deal with the situation arising out of Cyclone ‘Yaas’.

He spoke about the need to ensure that time duration of outages of power supply and communication network are minimum and are restored swiftly.

The Prime Minister also asked officials to ensure proper coordination and planning with state governments to ensure no disruptions in Covid treatment and vaccination in hospitals.

Mr Modi directed officials that advisories and instructions on do’s and dont’s during the cyclone be made available in easily understandable local language to citizens of the affected districts.

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