Cyclone Preparedness Initiatives Commence in Odisha, Departments Urged to Remain Vigilant and Prepared
With a strong emphasis on cooperation and coordination, the Chief Secretary has instructed all relevant departments to ensure they are well-prepared and have all necessary arrangements in place. Odisha, which typically experiences cyclones in October, has already initiated preparations to address any potential cyclonic threats in the upcoming days. A preparatory meeting, chaired by Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena, took place at Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Thursday, with a focus on enhancing cooperation and coordination among concerned departments. Attending the meeting were the development commissioner, SRC, additional chief secretary of the Energy Department, DG of the Fire department, and secretaries from 12 different departments.
According to forecasts from the IMD, the Monsoon is expected to withdraw from the state by October 10th. Historically, cyclones tend to occur within 45 days following the Monsoon withdrawal. In anticipation of this, the state government has initiated proactive preparations. Notably, Odisha is renowned for its effective cyclone management, having previously minimized casualties during natural disasters like cyclones through timely and well-planned measures.