Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday instructing the authorities to carry out the relief measures as in war footing deputed 11 ministers to personally visit cyclone 'Burevi' affected districts to coordinate rescue and relief operations. CM directed the Public Works Department (PWD) officials to keep a close watch on water bodies.
CM announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of seven people who died due to the cyclone, an official release quoted him as having said. Palaniswami, who check the current situation even as the state continued to receive rains, particularly Cuddalore district, said 75 huts and eight tiled houses were fully damaged. A total of 1,725 huts and 410 tiled houses were partly damaged, he said. A compensation for those whose houses were damaged and also to cattle owners whose animals perished was announced. About 66 trees and 27 electric poles were uprooted.
About 14 NDRF teams have been stationed in six districts to help people. The Ministers overseeing rescue and relief work are P Thangamani and M C Sampath in Cuddalore district,K P Anpalagan and R Kamaraj in Tiruvarur district, S P Velumani, O S Maniyan and Dr C Vijayabaskar in Nagapattinam district. K A Senkottaiyan and P Benjamin will supervise the work in Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts and D Jayakumar and K Pandiarajan will oversee the activities Chennai.