Cyclone Jawad: District Collector C Harikiran asked the administration and warned of heavy rainfall across East Godavari in the next 3 days.
Andhra Pradesh: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert warning and predicted that a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal may intensify into a cyclone.
District Collector C Harikiran has asked the district administration and people to be vigilant and warned of heavy rainfall across East Godavari district in the next three days due to the impact of Cyclone Jawad. And he addressed the emergency disaster helpline control room numbers given below.
According to ABP News, Collector C Harikiran said that the low-pressure area in the central Andaman Sea will intensify into cyclones in the south-eastern Bay of Bengal on Thursday. It will be moving in the northwest direction and hit the North Andhra -Odisha coast on December 4, with the possibility of heavy rains and strong winds in the East Godavari district from December 3 to 5.
The Collector directed the Fisheries Department officials to warn the fishermen not to venture into the sea and to take steps to ensure that those already in the sea reach the shore immediately. He urged the people living in huts to move to safer areas to prevent accidents due to the weather. People were advised to postpone their journeys in anticipation of inclement weather.
As a precautionary measure, orders were issued to all the public and private schools in the district to remain closed on December 4.
The District Collector said control rooms should be set up at all divisional centers in the Collectorate to keep the control room informed of storm conditions from time to time. He directed the authorities to strictly enforce standard disaster control measures to prevent loss of life and property.
Disaster Helpline Control Room Numbers:
1. District Collector’s Office, Kakinada 1800-425-3077
2. RDO, Kakinada Office 0884-2368100
3. RDO, Amalapuram Office 08856-233208
4. RDO, Ramachandrapuram Office 08857-245166
5. RDO, Peddapuram Office 96036637
6. PO ITDA, Rampachodavaram Office 1800-425-2123
7. Sub Collector, Rampachodavaram Office 08864-243561
8. Sub Collector, Rajahmundry Office 0883-2442344
9. RDO, Etapaka Office 08864-285999, 7331179