Local representatives asked to assist govt. officials

Government officials should work in tandem with the local body representatives floods and natural disasters, T. Soundaiah, District Monitoring Officer and Managing Director, TASMAC, has said.

Addressing the review meeting on Disaster Management, Mr. Soundaiah announced that the flood control room at the Collectorate would function on a 24/7 basis.

Prepare for the best

He also called up on the officials to prepare for the best during floods and natural disasters.

They should keep record of the status of water bodies such as dams, lakes and ponds, etc.

Officials of the Public Works Department should keep their higher officials informed in case of flood and its damages.

They should work on a war footing to meet the local requirements, and be humane to the affected people.

Flood Relief works undertaken should be informed to the media immediately. Flood relief measures should be taken within 48 hours in the affected areas.

Work cohesively

Officials from PWD, Highways, Revenue, Police, Fire and Rescue and Health Departments should work cohesively in a coordinated manner, he added.

Addressing at the meeting, District Collector C.N. Maheshwaran said the open drainage systems in two municipalities, six town panchayats and 10 Panchayat Unions were being maintained properly.

Good stock

Enough stock of essential commodities were being maintained to face any eventuality by the authorities, and necessary medicines were kept ready by the health department.

The district level officials were apprised about the preventive measures to face flood situation through power point presentation in the district.

He also called up on the officials to perform their duty with dedication in times of floods and natural disasters without absenting themselves from duty.

Solatium

A solatium of Rs. 4 lakh was given to the next of kin of two persons killed in lightning, and Rs. 2.95 lakh was disbursed for repairing of houses.

Road damaged

Road damaged in Northeast monsoon was 176.95 km length, and an estimate of Rs. 3.47 crore was sent to the government.

24-hour control room

A 24-hour disaster management control room was established at the Collectorate, and people could inform their grievances at the toll free number 1077, Mr. Maheshwaran adds. Mr. Sandeep Nanduri, Sub Collector, Hosur, R. Sathish, Revenue Divisional Officer and other officials participated.

Flood control room at the Krishnagiri District Collectorate would function on a 24/7 basis

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