In the past, Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and fire service personnel have been deployed at other States during disasters.
Mr. Patnaik on Thursday made an aerial survey to assess the damage in affected districts of Odisha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to make an aerial survey in the afternoon and hold a review meeting in Bhubaneswar.
According to the Odisha government, about 45 lakh people have been affected in 89 blocks of the State and 30 lakh electricity consumers have suffered due to damage to power infrastructure. Over one lakh hectares of cultivated land have been affected by torrential rain and strong wind.
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