The Tiruchi district administration has set up an emergency control room at the collectorate to help the people during the north east monsoon period. The cell would function round the clock under the PA (general) to the Collector. The people could contact the toll free number 1077 for providing information on rainfall and floods.

Collector Jayashree Muralidharan convened a meeting to discuss the precautionary steps to be taken during the monsoon season on Thursday. She urged the revenue, PWD and development department officials to inspect all the water sources within their jurisdictional limits and take necessary steps to prevent any breach.

The cyclone relief centres and the government buildings should be renovated so that affected people could be shifted there without delay. The officials should also inspect private buildings, marriage halls, community centres and schools, and ensure proper facilities.

Divisional-level and block-level disaster management coordination committee meetings should be conducted. Corporation officials, RDOs, tahsildars, and BDOs should inspect the low-lying areas.

Officials of the civil supplies department should ensure availability of adequate stock of essential commodities at all fair price shops and should keep the vehicles in good condition for transporting them. Officials of the department of revenue and development, police, and corporation officials should setup public address system in their vehicles to issue warning to the people in case of floods. Adequate stock of medicines should be kept ready at the government hospitals, primary health centres and veterinary hospitals. Emergency vehicles and generators should be maintained properly.