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Cyclone Yaas: Fire Services DGP M Akhaya reviews preparedness

24/05/2021 at 8:54 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 24: In view of impending cyclone ‘Yaas’, DGP, Fire Services, Odisha, M Akhaya reviewed the preparedness for the cyclone with all senior officers of Odisha Fire Services today.

All total 190 special teams of Odisha Fire Service have been deployed in the likely to be affected districts. Each Special team are having Power Saw, Combi Tools, Tower Lights and other rescue equipment with them.

Moreover, one plasma cutter also been provided and kept at each likely to be affected district headquarters. These equipment will be used by the special teams to clear the uprooted trees, electric and telephone poles etc to clear the roads.

The DGP emphasised for the deployment of Fire Services personnel in the most affected areas as per requirement of the local administration. He also instructed to all Fire Service personnel to follow the Covid guidelines during their work.

 Further, in view of the above cyclone and heavy rainfall, it has been decided to pre-position the pumps at the water logging areas of different towns like Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Puri, etc.

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