Precautionary measures discussed

Staff Reporter

DHARMAPURI: The precautionary measures to be taken up in the event of a heavy rainfall during the North-East monsoon from October to December were discussed at the Disaster Management meeting held here on Thursday.

District Revenue Officer C. Natarajan presided over the meeting.

The precautionary measures to be carried out during release of water from dams, strengthening of lakes and other water bodies, availability of adequate stock of essential commodities, including fuel and kerosene, installation of rain gauges, availability of rescue equipment and conduct of mock drills by the Police and Fire and Rescue Services Department and availability of adequate stock of medicines and antibiotics at government hospitals in the district were also discussed during the meeting.

Revenue Divisional Officer Prakasam and other district officials attended.

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