Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief secretary,Asit Tripathy, Tuesday appraised the union cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba about the State’s preparedness for the ensuing cyclone Amphan.

The chief secretary was joined by additional chief secretary and SRC Pradeep Kumar Jena, principal secretary home Sanjiv Chopra in the video conference with cabinet secretary Gauba.

The issues relating to evacuation, relief, rescue and immediate restoration of road communication, power connectivity were discussed in the meeting.

Chief secretary appriased that the evacuation of people from vulnerable area started from Monday morning and would be completed by the evening. Tripathy said that the State has moved manpower and equipment for immediate restoration of road and power communication from both sides. Arrangements have been made to resume water supply very quickly just after the cyclone.

Cabinet secretary assured of all assistance to State for countering the cyclone. He directed different central departments to stay in touch with State departments.

Additional chief secretary Jena appriased that in addition to PRI and local administration, the State is using local based alert system (LBAS) and self broadcasting for extending our outreach to people in management of the cyclone.