Bhubaneswar: As Cyclone Bulbul nears to make landfall, the Odisha Fire Service Department has geared up to be engaged in restoration works in various coastal districts.
This was informed by the SRC.
As per reports, over 850 personnel have been deployed to clear roads and assist in restoration works in affected coastal districts in Odisha.
According to the latest information, Cyclone Bulbul is laid centered 95 kms from Paradip and the process of curving has begun.
With this, the Rajnagar area in Kendrapara district has received the highest rainfall of 180 mm. Besides, acute water-logging has also been reported from some low-lying areas.
Reportedly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over several coastal districts of Odisha for another 8-10 hours.
The gushing wind under the impact of the cyclone has already uprooted trees in several districts of Odisha. Following this, NDFR, ODRAF, and Odisha Police teams are engaged in clearing road blockades amid incessant rain. Fire personnel also removed the uprooted trees in Baliapal area of Balasore district that is said to be most affected by cyclone Bulbul.
In view of heavy rain prediction by IMD for today, Kendrapara district administration has evacuated 1,500 people from coastal areas, informed District Collector Samarth Verma.