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Take precautions for cyclonic conditions: Govt direct DMs


BY TC News Desk

Agartala: May 10. The Revenue department or Tripura government has directed the all DM & Collectors to take precautionary measures for the extreme weather prediction for heavy rainfall activity.

A order copy undersigned by AK Bhattacharya, Special Secretary said, ” I am directed to refer to the reports of IMD (enclosed) and to state that there will be heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely on 13 May  and heavy to very heavy rainfall at Isolated places on 14 May due to deep depression over Bay of Bengal. The squally wind speed reaching 45-55kmph gusting to 65kmph is very likely to prevail on 14 May”.

In the order it further said that the IMD Agartala Centre is observing the situation and may issue special bulletins for the purpose in accordance to the cloud movements.

The State Government is also monitoring the situation closely and coordinating with IMD for further developments of the depression. However, looking at the current situation, may follow the impact-based advisories of IMD and take up following measures:

The Special Secretary has directed the DMs to assess the situation regularly, alert NDRF/SDRF/TSR/Fire & ES /Trained Volunteers and QRTS and identify the locations where to respond. If needed standby them and press them to action immediately.

*Keep ready the equipment like boats, life jackets and other flood rescue items. Monitoring of river flows, embankments and catchment areas and take immediate preventive and preparedness measures”, the order reads.

 He also said that evacuate people from low lying areas to the safe shelters and start providing relief if needed.

“Start operating pumps in inundated areas to extract flood water. 6. Make immediate damage assessment and report to SEOC along with information of action taken. Response teams/ line depts to take immediate action for removing debris and restoring essential services”, the order reads.

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