CM reviews cyclone relief measures

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy reviewed the status of Cyclone Michaung and the progress of relief measures with senior officials.

At the review meeting held at the Camp Office here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister was informed that 9500 persons are being sheltered in 211relief camps. He directed them to provide all essential items like drinking water, food and medicines to the cyclone victims.

The cyclone crossed the coast near Bapatla, they said, adding that the intensity of the cyclone is gradually receding in Tirupati and Nellore districts which have been experiencing heavy rains.

Relief measures are in full swing in rain-hit Nellore and Tirupati districts and the Collectors of Prakasam, Krishna, Guntur and other districts are on high alert, they said.

He told them to restore power supply in all cyclone affected areas immediately and pay compensation within 48 hours to the kin of people who lost lives and livestock besides distributing ration to the affected people using the services of volunteers and staff of the village and ward secretariats.

Special Chief Secretary G. Sai Prasad (Revenue and disaster management), CCLA Secretary Md. Imtiaz and senior officials of the CMO were among those present.

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