Speaking to newspesons after revieweing the situation along with district collector D Manikandan and Inspector General of Police Praveer Ranjan,the Lt.Governor said that the administration is fully geared up to meet the challenge posed by unprecedented rains. He said he is reasonably satisfied with the preparedness. Mr.Singh said that 150 shelters are set up to accommodate people affected by floods and 80,000 food packets are being distributed.
Mr.Singh said he is in touch with Home Ministry and requested the services of 2 teams of NDRF to augment rescue efforts.
Rising level in dams and water bodies are of concern. People residing in river bed are being evacuated. Flood water in residential areas and roads will be pumped out as soon as water level in the canals come down,he said adding that the administration is in constant touch with official in the adjoining districts of TN and is monitoring water levels in rivers and dams.
The Lt.Governor sasid that he had postponed his return journey to Andaman Islands in view of the emergency situation prevailing in Puducherry and will be visiting the flood affected areas today to assess the ground situation