Cyclone Amphan: Seven lakh people in 649 villages are likely to be affected

Indian State Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the officials to ensure that every human life is saved as a cyclonic storm is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and is likely to affect the coastal districts of the state.

The state government predicts that around seven lakh people in 649 villages along the sea coast are likely to be severely affected due to the cyclone Amphan.

“IMD has informed that a cyclonic system has formed in the Bay of Bengal. It is likely to affect the Odisha coast during May 18-20. As always, saving of lives is our priority. We should put our best efforts to save every precious human life,” said the Chief Minister.

He reviewed the preparedness for the cyclone with 12 district collectors and senior officials through video-conferecing on Saturday. He directed that NDRF, ODRAF and fire service personnel may be posted in different vulnerable locations.

Patnaik also appealed to the people not to panic and cooperate with the administration.

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