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CM KCR reviews flood situation in Telangana | Hyderabad News

CM KCR reviews flood situation in Telangana | Hyderabad News, the vie

HYDERABAD: With heavy rains lashing the state and many districts facing flood fury for the past two days, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is currently in Delhi, has reviewed the situation and put all the district collectors on high alert to prevent loss of life and major damage to properties.
The CM spoke to chief secretary Somesh Kumar over the phone and enquired about the flood situation in various districts in the state.
He instructed the Kumar that district collectors and the governmennt machinery should be put on high alert and take all the required relief and rehabilitation measures.
He said the officials should monitor all the lakes, tanks, rivulets, which have received heavy inflows due to rains in the rural areas and drains and nalas in the city and towns to ensure that no untoward incidents happen.
All the officials and employees to the lowest level of the municipal administration, panchayat raj, roads and buildings, electricity departments should be asked to keep a watch in their respective jurisdictions, he said. “People living in the low-lying areas should not be put to any difficulties and for this irrigation department officials should take all the necessary measures. Alternative arrangements and rehabilitation arrangements should be made by the district administrations,” the CM said.
He directed the CS that NDRF and Disaster Management teams should be put on standby in the backdrop of the met department issuing warnings.

All the elected representatives stay put in their respective constituencies and areas and coordinate between the government machinery and the people. People should stay indoors, especially those living in low-lying areas and stay safe, KCR said.
Later following the directions of the CM, chief secretary Somesh Kumar held a tele-conference with collectors of 20 flood-affected districts and took stock of the prevailing situation in the districts.
The chief secretary informed that the CM instructed the collectors to be on high alert and take all steps to prevent loss of life, cattle or damage to any property. He directed the collectors to step up vigil by setting up control rooms at the respective collectorates.

“All the officers should be available in the headquarters. People living in low-lying areas may be shifted to makeshift shelters if necessary. Due to heavy to very heavy rainfall during the last few days, all the tanks, ponds and reservoirs are in spate and see that breaches to tanks or damages to roads should be immediately repaired,” Somesh Kumar said.
He said collectors may utilize the services of NDRF teams if needed. All the line departments should work in close coordination and take all preventive measures and see that no untoward incident takes place.

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