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Cyclone Tauktae: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin holds review meeting | Chennai News

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The chief minister told the administrators to take adequate precaution in the districts which were prone to landslides and keep adequate stock of machinery to take up relief operations.

CHENNAI: Against the backdrop of Cyclone Tauktae likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea, Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Saturday directed the administrative machinery to take all precautionary measures in the districts, which are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.
He held a review meeting with the top bureaucrats at the Secretariat. Deputy director general of meteorology, S Balachandran was also present detailing the status and the possibilities of the rainfall. “The chief minister ordered the officials to ensure the safety of Kanyakumari fishermen,” an official release said. The government had already issued warning to fishermen to return to the shore by Friday morning. Of the 244 deep fishing vessels that ventured into the sea, 162 had returned to shore and officials concerned were directed to initiate action to get the remaining vessels too.
The chief minister told the administrators to take adequate precaution in the districts which were prone to landslides and keep adequate stock of machinery to take up relief operations.
The revenue department was told to ensure Covid norms were adhered to in government relief camps, where people from low-lying areas would be accommodated. “The storage of reservoirs should also be monitored,” the release said.
At least four teams of the NDRF are already positioned in Madurai (2), Coimbatore (1) and The Nilgiris (1), and that of SDRF. The chief minister directed the officials to take up immediate relief work in the districts that would get affected by the heavy rainfall.

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