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Cabinet Secretary in touch with Chief Secretaries of Coastal States, Central Ministries & Agencies to assess preparedness for Cyclone Tauktae

Updated: May 16, 2021 3:26 pm

Cabinet Secretary is in continuous touch with Chief Secretaries of all the Coastal States and Central Ministries & Agencies to assess preparedness with regard to Cyclone Tauktae.

Union Home Ministry is constantly monitoring the situation and is in touch with the State Governments and UTs and the Central Agencies concerned.

It has already released first instalment of SDRF in advance to all the coastal States.

NDRF has pre-positioned 42 teams equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments in six States and has kept 26 teams on standby.

Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations.

Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army, with boats and rescue equipment, are on standby for deployment.

Seven ships with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Units are on standby along western coast.

Surveillance aircraft and helicopters are carrying out serial surveillance along the western coast.

Disaster Relief teams and Medical Teams are standby at Trivandrum, Kannur and other locations along western coast.

Central Power Ministry has activated emergency response systems and is keeping in readiness transformers, DG sets and equipments for immediate restoration of electricity.

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