Tuesday , May 22 2018

Guntur: Cyclone Vardah shelters in poor condition

A majority of cyclone shelters out of the total 123 in Guntur district are in damaged conditions unable to provide shelter during natural calamities.

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The sea came forward 10 metres due to Vardha cyclone in Krupanagar, Adavipallepalem and adjacent seacoast areas which forced the fishermen to anchor their boats in the Eepurupalem canal.

The officials warned to the fishermen not to enter in the Bay of Bengal for fishing.

Guntur: A majority of cyclone shelters out of the total 123 in Guntur district are in damaged conditions unable to provide shelter during natural calamities. The cyclone shelters in seacoast villages Adavuladeevi, Mollagunta, Gangadipalem, Lakshmipuram, Tummala, Kothapalem, Nakashtranagar and Mrutunjayapalem of Repalle and Nizampatnam Mandals were in tumbledown conditions. The public are seeking multipurpose cyclone shelters which can be used for  the other purposes during normal day.

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Repalle MLA, A Satyaprasad opined that multipurpose cyclone shelters can be used like community buildings for performing of functions and the meeting so a new multipurpose cyclone shelter has been proposed at Sanjeevnagar.

The sea came forward 10 metres due to the Vardha cyclone in Krupanagar, Adavipallepalem and adjacent seacoast areas which forced the fishermen to anchor their boats in Eepurupalem canal.

The officials warned the fishermen not to enter in the Bay of Bengal for fishing hence the people of fishermen community staying in their areas among fear. The village elders of Kothapalem seacoast village, N. Saidulu and the others said that the cyclone shelters in the seacoast areas were damaged and there is  a danger of collapsing of those dilapidated shelters. They recalled the officials are shifting the public into the government schools and community halls during natural calamities.

They said that government must construct multipurpose cyclone shelters which can be used for community purposes during normal time and as cyclone shelters during emergency conditions.

MLA, Mr. Satyaprasad said that multipurpose cyclone shelter is the need of hour so the same would be constructed at the Sanjeevnagar. He added that the government allotted 0.25 acres of forest land and modern building complex which can be used for the community programmes and shelter during cyclones would be constructed.

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