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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday reviewed the post cyclone situation here and complimented the members of Panchayati Raj institutions, police, NDRF, ODRAF and district administrations for tackling the situation with minimum casualties.

He announced relief for all families of 128 marooned villages of the cyclone affected dists for a week and said that all major roads will be restored for communication in the next 24 hours.
CM said at least 80 per cent restoration of electricity supply will be done in the affected districts within the next 24 hours.

He thanked the Doctors and health workers for continuous  health service in the affected dist during cyclone.  

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said that ODRAF personnel, committed to early restoration in Cyclone Yaas affected areas of the state, are engaged in various restoration efforts in Paradeep Municipal area and road clearance work in Simulia area of Balasore.

Road clearance work is in full swing to remove fallen trees in Morada, Rasgobindpur and Betanati region in Mayurbhanj district for early restoration of normalcy, an official release quoted him as saying.

Mr.Patnaik further said that restoration work is underway in full swing to ensure early resumption of normalcy in the Cyclone Yaas affected areas of the state while PWD Balasore and the Quick Response Team (QRT) along with ODRAF team is removing fallen trees in different parts of Balasore.

The ODRAF and Odisha Fire Service personnel have stepped up to expedite road clearance efforts in Manikunaba GP of Marshaghai, Kendrapara while Fire Services, Home Guards and Civil Defence personnel are carrying out restoration work in war footing in different parts of the state, he said.

“Odisha Police and ODRAF continue their efforts to restore normalcy in cyclone affected town of Bhadrak at the earliest,” he added.

The Chief Minister appreciated the quick response from the team of NDRF and BDO, Erasama to rescue 10 people from a capsized boat in the river, during a courageous night time rescue operation and said that such bravery is indeed praiseworthy