Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Friday issued a warning to officials of districts which are most vulnerable in case of cold wave conditions. According to the IMD’s prediction, cold wave and foggy weather is very likely to impact most of the districts of the State.
According to an order issued by the Revenue and Disaster Management Department has asked Collectors of Sundergarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Angul, Mayurbhanj and Balasore have been asked to keep a close watch on the situation as cold wave is very likely to impact these places over the next three days.
As temperature in most of the districts is very likely to witness a sharp fall, the Government has advised Collectors to take appropriate steps to deal with the cold wave situation.
The order of the R&DM Department stated, “Issue DOs and DONTs to protect lives of human beings and animals. People having no proper house may be allowed to take shelter during night hours at schools and public buildings.”
“Steps may be taken for proper management of night shelters in urban areas to provide accommodation to the homeless and needy visitors. Necessary steps may be taken by the police and officials of Transport Department for controlled plying of vehicles in fog affected areas,” it added.