Srikakulam Collector Saurabh Gaur on Tuesday asked non-governmental organisations to actively involve in taking up relief operations as cyclone Lehar is likely to cause damage to coastal areas. He said that several non-governmental organisations and industries were asked to concentrate on places like Etcherla, Ranasthalam, Laveru and other places. Red Cross Society, ARTS, Bejjipuram Youth Club, Trimex Sands Private Limited will send five teams each consisting of 10 members to take up rescue operations.

Mr. Gaur reviewed the preparedness of the administration while asking all the officials not to take leave till the impact of cyclone was over.

He said that wind speed would be around 170-200 km. when Lehar was approaching the Sea coast. According to him, basic amenities have to be created at cyclone shelters.

The ration shop dealers have to coordinate for the supply of essentials including milk to all mandals. Kerosene supply has to be ensured in all villages since electricity is likely to be affected during cyclone time.

Red Cross Society Chairman P. Jaganmohana Rao, RDO G. Ganesh Kumar and others participated the review meeting. Later, they went to Ranasthalam mandal to verify the ground level situation and arrangements for evacuation of people.

Wind speed will be around 170-200 km. when Lehar approaches the

sea coast