Cyclone 'Hudhud': Centre takes stock of relief preparedness

The National Crisis Management Committee on Saturday took stock of the preparedness of various state and central government agencies in view of Cyclone 'Hudhud' which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts tomorrow.

PTI| Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 18:06 PM IST

New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee on Saturday took stock of the preparedness of various state and central government agencies in view of Cyclone 'Hudhud' which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts tomorrow.

The meeting was chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth and it took stock of the relief and rescue measures put in place in both the states after discussing the subject with the Chief Secretaries of the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

"All the central agencies are fully geared up to provide necessary assistance to these states in case of any eventualities arising out of the landfall of the cyclone expected tomorrow," a Home Ministry statement said here.

Apart from these measures, the statement said, a total of 39 NDRF teams comprising over 1,680 rescuers along with 199 inflatable rubber boats and other life saving equipments are deployed in various parts of these two states.

"The Indian Air Force helicopters are also on standby to meet any emergent situation," it said.