Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on impact of Cyclone Nivar and directed the officials to take necessary measures to control effects of the cyclone.
During the meeting held at the camp office, the Chief Minister ordered the officials to support the family of a person who died due to electric shock in Nellore district. He said to prepare the report on the enumeration of crop damage after rains stop and to be ready to provide immediate relief.
The officials explained to the Chief Minister on the impact of cyclone and heavy rains. They said Cyclone Nivar made landfall and the intensity is decreasing. Erpedu, Srikalahasti, Satyavedu of Chittoor district, and whole of Nellore district witnessed heavy rainfall and rains bettered some parts of YSR Kadapa and Anantapur districts, he said and added, Nellore district received an average rainfall of 7 cm.
The CMO officials said there would be inflow into Penna River and Somasila project is full to the brim and water would be released depending upon the inflow of the water. There has been crop damage at some places and damage assessment programs will be carried out as soon as the rains subside, the officials said and added that steps were being taken to rescue those trapped near the Mallemadugu Reservoir in Renigunta.
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