A high alert has been sounded in Srikakulam district with the possible formation of cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.

Though threat posed to South Coastal districts, the Srikakulam authorities were also geared up to take up rescue operations in case of emergency. A high level meeting was organised in Zilla Parishad hall on Wednesday to chalk out the action plan to reduce the impact of nature's fury.

District Joint Collector E. Sridhar asked the officials to identify the sensitive areas and evacuate the people from low lying areas. “People are already in distress with huge damage to crops and houses in many places.

So, all the revenue officials have to be ready to provide relief to the people in case of urgency,” said Mr. Sridhar.

According to him, task force teams should assess the damage and report to the higher authorites concerned immediately. Panchayatraj and R and B departments have to identify badly damaged roads and restore normalcy in the routes as early as possible.

Men and material have to be ready in all the mandals as people were facing troubles with the lack of connectivity as many of the roads were washed away due to rains. Meanwhile, Srikakulam municipal authorities have begun restoration of roads in many places particularly from Collectorate to Potti Sriramulu junction.

The officials said permanent roads will be laid only after the rainy season.