Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed Friday the post-cyclone situation and damages caused by the severe storm ‘Yaas’ at a meeting here. Narendra Modi was received by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. The review meeting which is currently underway in the airport conference hall, is expected to continue till mid-day.
Cyclone Yaas, packing winds gusting to 145 kmph whiplashed parts of Indias eastern coast Wednesday. It left behind a trail of damaged homes and flooded farmland, forcing more than 21 lakh people to be evacuated to safe shelters in the states of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.
After the havoc caused by the cyclonic storm, heavy post-cyclone rains Thursday has seen river water levels rising above the danger mark, placing four districts of Odisha – Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Keonjhar – on high alert.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to leave for West Bengal at 12.10 pm after an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit Balasore and Bhadrak districts.
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