Monday, August 8, 2022

District administration in alert mode to deal with Cyclone Hudhud

Jamshedpur: East Singhbhum district administration has gone into alert mode in view of the tropical Cyclone Hudhud which is predicted to hit several states including Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand in the form of storms and flood.

The DC issued an order cancelling leave of all administration staff with immediate effect from Sunday till Tuesday and directed the officials to remain in field to provide relief to the people from the fear of the cyclone and its after effects.

The DC also held a meeting with all circle officers and block development officers of the district through video conferencing and informed them about the leave cancellation and plans to provide information and relief to the people.

Dr Kaushal said the COs and BDOs were asked to visit villages and contact people to know about their condition and present situation in the surrounding area. In case of natural calamity caused by cyclone Hudhud, district administration headquarters should be immediately informed and victims should be taken to relief centres.

Government buildings including schools, panchayat buildings or other big buildings are being earmarked for use as temporary relief camps, the DC said.

Sources said water and power supply may be affected in case the cyclone hits the state or its neighbouring states hard. Generators and tankers will be made available to supply water and electricity as alternative arrangements, sources said.

District administration is also preparing to keep in place adequate number of boats and divers ready to deal with any exigency situation in case the cyclone arrives close to Jharkhand or its neighbouring states.

In view of the impending cyclone threat, the DC has ordered to keep the district control room on alert mode round the clock. The control room may be contacted on the number 0657-2440111.

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