Amaravati: Stating that the mitigation is most crucial in the entire disaster management cycle, AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the government functionaries to be alert on the forecast of severe cyclone Phethai, on a teleconference on Sunday.
Mitigation is crucial in saving lives: Naidu
He said that the officials should be with the public at this juncture and give a sort of confidence that the government is with them during the cyclone.
The traffic on the roads must be cleared immediately. For that the Roads and Buildings and Transport departments were asked to clear the fallen trees from the roads.
Even Panchayat Raj department officials were asked to remove the trees and waste material from the roads in coordination with other departments.
The Roads and Buildings, Water Resources Departments officials were directed to repair the damaged roads and bridges, canals immediately. There should not be any delay in executing the damage control measures in these departments, Chandrababu Naidu stressed.
Chief Minister asked the officials to assess the expected damage to electricity poles. The damaged electric poles must be replaced on war footing measure, he directed. For that the authorities were asked to transport the poles well in advance as predicted.
He directed to deploy the required generators at the disaster relief camps, well in advance.
During the disaster management, the departments like Fire, Disaster Management will play crucial role, Chandrababu Naidu said.
Both SDRF and NDRF teams services will be necessary for the society at this juncture, he added.
The Chief Minister directed the districts collectors to ensure proper supply of food and drinking water after the cyclone hit the coast on Monday.
He asked the officials to create awareness among public in villages on the Phethai cyclone and its severity.
He said that the public must be educated to know their duties during the disaster management and that would help in reducing the loss of live, livestock and controlling property damage.