Administration takes steps to face Hudhud, schools to remain shut today

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    Jamshedpur : Drawing lessons from trouble caused by Phailin, a cyclone that hit Jharkhand last year, the district administration is all set for face Hudhud.

    The impact in Jharkhand is likely to be limited and only southern parts of the State will be affected because of the passing storm. As per the predictions of Ranchi office of Indian Meteorological Department, southern parts especially West Singhbhum will experience gusty winds accompanied by rain.

    Keeping in view the predictions of the IMD and ripple effect of ‘Hudhud’, the Disaster Management department warned people to exercise caution. The advisory requested people to not venture out of their houses, not stand under a tree and dilapidated building, to stay away from dams, rivers and drains besides switching off electronic equipments and electrical appliances.

    the East Singhbhum district administration has issued notice to all private and government schools to remain shut tomorrow ( Monday) due to apprehensions of heavy rain in Jharkhand. The decision for closure of schools was taken by the district administration on Saturday.

    According to information, all the private English medium schools which had their second terminal examination paper tomorrow will be rescheduled their date . Although, schools received a communique from the district education department this afternoon, principals and school management took the decision.

    The school authorities said that they have decied to close the campuses as per the orders. But they are unable to communicate the information to students and parents as the decision came late on Saturday after the school hours were over. Even then many schools received an information today and decided to close.

    We have asked the school staff to reach the school in the morning and convey the message to the students,” said a principal.

    Ashu Tiwary, principal, Motilal Nehru Public School said that the school had second terminal examination like most of the schools. We decided to close based on information on television and newspapers though we did not receive anything from the district administration before we could decide anything. The exam which was scheduled tomorrow will take place on Oct 17, Saturday,” .

    “It will lose fair amount of speed after hitting the ground and will come down to 80-90 kmph in first six hours of the impact. It is likely to hit Jharkhand at a speed of about 15-20 kmph,” added the State coordinator of Disaster Management department.

    “ We are working on a strategy to coordinate in such a way that the there is no nengetive impact of rains in the city. A meeting was called for making policies and framing rules to deal with calamities.

    We would examine the city’s needs for drainage, construction of embankments and any other measure required to handle floods,” said an official.

    Speaking about the arrangement, the SDO said that the relief camps have already been identified and in case of flood the administration will swing into action and meet the emergency.

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