Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today released a short documentary film and a report titled ‘Police Response to Fani-2019’ at the State Secretariat here in the presence of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Development Commissioner and ACS (Home) Asit Kumar Tripathy, DGP Dr RP Sharma and Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police Satyajit Mohanty.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister lauded the outstanding work undertaken by the Odisha police for helping people in all the three phases of cyclone Fani disaster management that include pre, during and post cyclone period.
The extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’ made a landfall near Puri town on May 3 leaving behind a trail of devastation and damages.
The cyclone directly affected more than 1.5 crore people of 14 coastal and adjoining districts of Odisha. At this hour of crisis, Odisha Police came forward and stood solidly with the affected people.
It played a vital role before, during and after the cyclone. At least 24 hours before the cyclone hit the Odisha coast near Puri, police undertook massive awareness exercise among the public by using loud speaker, mega phones, ensured massive evacuation exercise where around 1.3 million people were evacuated to designated multipurpose shelter homes.