Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today held a review meeting with all the deputy commissioners through video conferencing to assess the impact of Cyclone Sitrang in the State.
The chief minister asked the DCs to work out an action plan to move forward. “He urged the deputy commissioners to immediately work on restoration and relief measures and also pressed the MeECL to restore power at the disrupted areas at the earliest,” a statement from the CM’s office said.
The administrators were also asked to provide immediate gratuitous relief to those affected as per the norms of NDRF
The deputy commissioners in their preliminary assessment reported of damage to houses, road, paddy and areca nut plantations. Landslides and water logging were reported from some parts in Shillong.
Two persons were reported of electrocution in East Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills respectively. The Deputy Commissioners also said that immediate assistance has been provided to affected households and population and work for restoration of power and clearance of road blocks and landslides are underway or have been completed in most areas.
Director, Distribution, MePDCL gave a brief report on the damage to poles and power disruption and informed that MeECL personnel are in field on the job of restoring power but informed that rain and wind impeded restoration works in some areas.