9,500 Rain-Affected Individuals shifted to Relief camps in Andhra Pradesh due to Cyclone Michaung

Vijayawada, December 5, 2023- In the aftermath of the severe cyclonic storm ‘Michaung,’ approximately 9,500 people affected by the heavy rains have been relocated to 211 relief camps across Andhra Pradesh. The situation is under close monitoring by officials to ensure the well-being of those impacted.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted a comprehensive review of the Cyclone Michaung status and the ongoing relief efforts during a meeting with senior officials at the Camp Office on Tuesday. The Chief Minister was briefed on the sheltering of 9,500 rain-affected victims in 211 relief camps.

During the review, Chief Minister Reddy instructed officials to ensure the provision of essential commodities such as drinking water, food, and medicines to the cyclone victims.

The cyclone made landfall near Bapatla, and while its intensity is gradually diminishing in Tirupati and Nellore districts, heavy rains continue to pose challenges. Relief measures are actively underway in the rain-affected districts, including Nellore and Tirupati, with the Collectors of Prakasam, Krishna, Guntur, and other districts on high alert, as per the Chief Minister’s directives.

Chief Minister Reddy emphasized the need for prompt restoration of power supply in all cyclone-affected areas. He also instructed officials to expedite compensation disbursement within 48 hours to the families who lost their lives and livestock. Additionally, the distribution of ration to affected individuals will be facilitated using the services of volunteers and staff from village and ward secretariats.

Special Chief Secretary G. Sai Prasad, overseeing Revenue and disaster management were present at the meeting, coordinating relief efforts and ensuring a swift response to the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung.

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