New Delhi, 22/5 (Ao Bureau): The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday to review the preparedness of the Central and State Ministries / Agencies to deal with cyclonic storm Yas (Bay of Bengal) in the Bay of Bengal That The Chief Secretaries of the respective states made the committee aware of the preliminary measures being taken to avoid the storm. He told that people are being evacuated from low-lying areas. Along with this, adequate stocks of food grains, drinking water and necessary supplies have been arranged and preparations have been made to maintain services like electricity, telecommunications. He informed that NDRF has deployed 65 teams and 20 more teams are on standby. Along with ships and aircraft, rescue and relief teams of the Army, Navy and Coast Guard have also been deployed.
The Cabinet Secretary also emphasized that the safety of Kovid patients should be ensured and the functioning of Covid hospitals and centers should be avoided. He also advised that steps should be taken to maintain the production and movement of oxygen from cyclone affected areas to other parts of the country.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba also said that arrangements should be made to restore electricity, telecom and other essential services. He directed the concerned agencies to work in close coordination and provide all necessary support to the States / Union Territories.
Yas can turn into a very cyclonic storm
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that the cyclone Yas is expected to turn into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ and cross the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on 26 May. On Saturday, a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of East-Central Bengal and adjoining North Andaman Sea.
A low pressure region is the first stage of a cyclone formation, not necessarily all low pressure regions.