Ahead of the northeast monsoon, a full-fledged flood control room has been established at the Collector’s office here.

The Collector Anshul Mishra had presided over a district coordination committee meeting in this regard on September 7 to discuss on steps to be taken in the event of natural calamities. Various government department officials were told to monitor the weather conditions in their areas closely and act swiftly in case of flood due to heavy rain.

As per the State government’s plan, all the district headquarters should have a flood control room from October 1. Public can contact the following land line numbers in the event of any emergencies, a release said:

District Collector’s toll-free number: 1077; Collector’s office: 0452 2533272, 2532501, 2531502, 2532503, 2532504, and 2532505; RDO-Madurai: 0452 2530644; RDO-Usilampatti: 04552 252138; Tahsildar (Madurai South): 0452 2531645; Tahsildar (Madurai North): 0452 2532858; Tahsildar (Melur): 0452 2415222; Tahsildar (Vadipatti): 04543 254241; Tahsildar (Usilampatti): 04552 252192; Tahsildar (Peraiyur): 04549 275677; and Tahsildar (Tirumangalam): 04548 280759.

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