Remain prepared to tackle flood situation, Odisha SRC asks collectors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today wrote to collectors of all districts asking them to remain prepared for tacking the possible flood situation in view of the heavy rainfall forecast by the India Meteorological Department.

“The concerned collectors are requested to keep the administrative machinery prepared to meet any possible situation that may arise in the event of intense rainfall. Areas vulnerable to flood/water logging may be identified in advance and field officials should remain prepared to evacuate people from vulnerable locations to safe shelters, if required,” the SRC wrote in the letter to the collectors.

“Advance arrangements may be made for providing adequate food, safe drinking water, lighting, health and sanitation facilities at all shelters/relief camps and to provide emergency food assistance to the affected people,” the official wrote.

Sethi also advised the collectors to make necessary arrangement to restrict people from using the roads/bridges under submergence.

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