Cyclone Amphan: Kamrup (Metro) district on alert


GUWAHATI: Citing information from meteorological department, Kamrup (Metropolitan) district administration issued a notice that the cyclone ‘Amphan’ may hit the district at any moment. It has also alerted all the heads of line department to be ready to tackle the possible situation.

“There is a strong likelihood of a widespread effect of Cyclone. Hence, all the head of line departments may keep their officials and equipment ready to tackle any situation that may arise during and after the cyclone,” stated the notification issued by the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) and chief executive officer (CEO) of  Kamrup (Metro) District Disaster Management Authority.

Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), forest, telecom services, fire and emergency services, SDRF, PWD building and roads departments have been asked to ensure 24X7 readiness of their staff and machineries to deal with the immediate requirements.

“People of the district are also requested to keep themselves ready to face the cyclone and to be careful in dealing with the situation. All emergency requirements may be checked immediately and may arrange accordingly,” the notification stated.