Government prepared for cyclonic storm: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8: With IMD predicting movement of a possible cyclonic storm towards Odisha coast, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the state government is fully prepared for the possible eventuality.

'The government is prepared for the possible cyclonic storm,' Patnaik said on his return from New Delhi. 

The state govenrment has cancelled leaves of its employees and put 16 coastal districts on alert besides asking Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire service personnel to be ready for the emerging situation.  

The government also asked district authorities to open round-the-clock control room to coordinate with different departments.