Cyclone Gaja: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy holds review meeting in Karaikal; 22 emergency shelters kept ready

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Wednesday held a review meeting with officials of various departments at Thirunallar in Karaikal district and took stock of the preparedness as cyclone 'Gaja' is likely to hit the coastal district on Thursday.

Press Trust of India November 14, 2018 14:44:33 IST
Cyclone Gaja: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy holds review meeting in Karaikal; 22 emergency shelters kept ready

Nagapattinam: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Wednesday held a review meeting with officials of various departments at Thirunallar in Karaikal district and took stock of the preparedness as cyclone Gaja is likely to hit the coastal district on Thursday.

Agriculture Minister R Kamalakannan, Karaikal District Collector R Kesavan, Senior SP Rahul Alwal and heads of PWD, Health, Electricity, Fisheries, Fire and Rescue Services departments attended the meeting.

The Chief Minister directed the district authorities to keep stock of relief materials. Urging officials to ensure supply of protected drinking water to all areas, Narayanasamy said if needed he would camp in Karaikal to coordinate the activities.

Cyclone Gaja Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy holds review meeting in Karaikal 22 emergency shelters kept ready

File image of Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. News18

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have arrived here to provide emergency assistance. Meanwhile, Nagapattinam district collector C Sureshkumar told reporters that the district administration has made all necessary arrangements to meet any eventuality.

Twenty-two cyclone shelters have been kept in readiness to accommodate people, he said adding that a 24 hour control room was functioning at the Collectorate. Schools and colleges have been declared holiday in the district on Thursday.

Cyclone Gaja is expected to cross the neighbouring Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban on Thursday as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department.

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