Sixty cyclone prone villages identified, five control rooms set up in Guntur district

District Collector S. Suresh Kumar has directed the special officers and mandal-level officers to report for emergency duties immediately, and take measures to prevent human and property loss during cyclone ‘Phailin’.

He reviewed about transportation, accommodation, food, drinking water and other arrangements in the cyclone prone mandals with the heads of various departments, here on Thursday.

“According to the predictions of the Weather Department, Phailin may show its effect on East and West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts. About 60 cyclone prone villages were identified in five mandals in Tenali division, and five control rooms have been set up to monitor the situation”, said Mr. Suresh Kumar at a press conference held later.

The Revenue, Panchayat Raj, Medical and Health and other departments’ officials should visit the seacoast villages and take steps for shifting the villagers to safer places, if necessary.

Evacuation

The Special Officers should keep the school buildings and Primary Health Centres for providing accommodation for the cyclone victims.

The ham radios, wireless sets, mobile and landline telephones should be kept ready in all offices, said the Collector.

“Phailin may show its effect in the coastal villages in Nizampatnam, Repalle, Bapatla, Karlapalem and P.V. Palem mandals. The APSRTC should keep the buses for evacuating the people, in emergency.

Fishermen were asked not to go for fishing as the sea is rough”, said the Collector.

Control rooms

Public are requested to call or alert the staff at the Control Rooms during the cyclone.

*Control Room (at Collectorate) – Phone No.0863-2234990

*Tenali – 08644-223800

*Narsaraopet – 08647-222039

*Gutur (RDO Office) – 9849904006

*Gurajala (RDO Office) – 8985920005

Joint Collector Vivek Yadav, District Revenue Officer K. Naga Babu, Guntur Municipal Corporation Commissioner K. Venkateswarlu and other officers were present.