Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Seraikela, Gamharia and Manoharpur on red alert for Yaas Cyclone


Seraikela/Gamharia/Chaibasa, May 25: Seraikale-Kharsawan deputy commissioner Arava Rajkamal said that the district will bear the maximum severity of the Cyclone Yaas in the state. Earlier East Singhbhum was the center point of the cyclone in the state.

The maximum effect of the cyclone would be felt between May 26 and 27 and the entire district has been kept on alert. The deputy commissioner has appealed to the masses not to venture out of their houses on these two days and that two teams of NDRF from Patna have been deployed which would be deployed at the district headquarter in Seraikela and at Gamharia block office and would be moved to areas based on information.

The food supply officer has also been asked to be on alert to rush foods to areas affected by cyclone while electricity unit officials have been directed to form team to ensure that power supply is restored at the earliest after disruption. Those villagers whose houses are in a dilapidated conditions have been directed to take shelter at points made at all the blocks and all food and other arrangements have been made for the masses at such points for at least three days. 

Meanwhile, Gamharia BDO Manoj Kumar reviewed the preparation for the cyclone with senior officials of various departments in the block and directed all to be on alert mode for two days and advised all masses to shift to shelter points in case their houses has cracks and is in a bad shape and there is threat of collapse in high speed winds and rainfall. People have been warned against going to fields, ponds, forest or taking shelter under trees as it would be dangerous during thundering and lightning.

Seraikela Kharsawan SP Mohammed Arshi has appealed to masses to stay in indoors during the two days of the cyclone and advised masses to contact on police control room number 9798302485 and 9798302486 for any need of essential commodities or for any emergencies. People can also dial 100. 

West Singhbhum district administration has directed Manoharpur block officials to be on alert as the cyclone would be crossing the district too. Manoharpur circle officer Ravish Raj Singh said that areas which face threat of inundation have been identified and people are being evacuated as there is threat of heavy to very heavy rainfalls due to effect of the severe cyclone. 

Administration has also arranged JCB machines and other equipment to meet any emergencies during the cyclone. Incidentally, the banks of Koyna river witness flash floods threats every year. 

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