Indian Navy continues ‘Relief Operations’ in cyclone-hit Balasore

New Delhi : The Indian Navy on Friday said that its relief operations at cyclone Yaas hit areas of Balasore in Odhisha continues to aid the civil administration.

Indian Navy’s ‘Disaster Relief Team’ was deployed on May 27 at Sadar block of Balasore district for carrying out relief activities in the area around Parikhi village which is worst affected due to water logging.

Under the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief(HADR) measures, the Naval teams have set up and operationalised a Community Kitchen at the Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter of Parikhi Village, Sadar block.

“Meals were prepared and distributed at fisherman colonies of Budhigadiya, Nandachak, Boulbeni at Parikhi village for over 700 personnel”, Navy spokesperson said.

Another Naval Relief team is scheduled to proceed for Talasari (Northmost fishing village of Odisha) to distribute relief material in affected areas of Talasari, Bhograi, Chandramani and Inchundi villages today, he added further.

Four naval ships with relief matrial have already reached Dhamra anchorage to provide relief to the people of the Bhadrak district. The helicopters from the ships were launched to augment the efforts at Balasore district. They supplied 100 prepared food material packets and 300 dry provision packets to the relief team for distribution, the Indian Navy said.

The teams have also carried out tree cutting and clearance of certain roads at Balasore.

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