Vijayawada: As many as 9,500 rain-affected people, due to to severe cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’, were shifted to 211 relief camps in Andhra Pradesh and the situation is being monitored by the officials.
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, Reddy was informed that 9500 rain affected victims were sheltered in 211 relief camps.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to provide all essential commodities 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 apprised the Chief Minister.
He ordered the officials to restore power supply in all cyclone affected areas at the earliest and pay compensation within 48 hours to the kin of people who lost their 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.