Tamil Nadu CM Stalin reviews Northeast monsoon preparedness

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Friday, September 24 reviewed the state's preparedness and the precautionary steps put in place ahead of the onset of the Northeast Monsoon next month.

At the State Secretariat, Chief Minster Stalin chaired a meeting of Ministers and officials discussed the measures that were to be put in place to deal with the monsoon.  An official release here said that CM Stalin emphasized the need for effective coordination between various State government agencies while undertaking disaster relief operations.

He spoke on the importance of efficient coordination with the  Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Indian Meteorology Department, Central Water  Commission, National Disaster Response Force and local bodies among others.

The Chief Minister also urged the strengthening of disaster control centres for the benefit of people. Helplines 1070 and 1077 must be readily available for people in need, he said.  He also said relief centres should be kept in readiness in the event of evacuation of people from low-lying and other severely affected areas.

Apart from this, dry rations, drinking water, bread and milk must be made available for those in need and for children. “While evacuating people from affected areas, priority and special care must be given to the elderly, the disabled, pregnant women and children,” Chief Minster Stalin said and added that steps should be taken on war-footing to restore power supply in the event of disruptions.


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