Cyclone Yaas: Amit Shah reviews readiness at high-level meeting | India News
NEW DELHI: Union Minister of the Interior Amit shah on Monday he held a meeting via videoconference with the main ministers of Odisha Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and the Deputy Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review preparations in view of Cyclone Yaas.
The union’s Interior Minister stressed the need to ensure an uninterrupted power supply to Covid hospitals and care centers, particularly ICUs in cyclone-prone areas.
“Ensuring electricity backup in ICU hospitals for uninterrupted ventilator / oxygen supply operation,” said Amit Shah.
The safety of about two dozen oxygen plants along the east coast, which also supply oxygen to other states, should be a priority, he added.
Amit Shah offered all possible reinforcements from the Center as required by the states, including the Armed Forces and paramilitary personnel, NDRF teams with all rescue and relief equipment.
Earlier on Sunday, the prime minister Narendra modi held a meeting with senior government officials to review preparations for the approaching cyclone Yaas.
Amit Shah had also attended this meeting together with senior government officials and representatives of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Secretaries of Telecom, Energy, Civil Aviation, Earth Sciences Ministries to review preparations against Cyclone Yaas. approaching.
The Armed Forces have also begun preparations to mitigate the impact of the anticipated disaster through air transportation 950 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) nationwide, with 26 helicopters on standby for immediate deployment.
According to a statement from the Minister of Defense, 70 tons of cargo have also been airlifted from Jamnagar, Varanasi, Patna and Arakonnam to Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Port Blair on 15 transport planes as of May 23.
Cyclone Yaas is expected to hit the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on May 26, according to the Department of Meteorology of India.
In a tweet today, IMD reported: “The deep depression over the east center of the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ and some 600 km from Port Blair. To intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over the next few 24 hours and in a very severe cyclonic storm Storm for the next 24 hours “.