Thursday, May 31, 2007

HIGH RISK OF EXPERIENCING TREMORS FREQUENTLY


HIGH RISK OF EXPERIENCING TREMORS FREQUENTLY
Ravangla, May 31: District Collector, D. Anandan convened an emergency meeting regarding Disaster Management especially earthquake at Community Hall, Ravangla on 28th, May, 2007. The main aim of this meeting was to generate preparedness at every level among the people to combat future disaster. It has been noted here that the people of some part of the state faced seismic tremor since 18th, May to 26th May continuously. According to seismographic cal report 4.5 Richter scale on May 18th, 5 Richter scale on 20th, 3.5 on 23rd and 3.3 Richter scale on 26th May have been measured.
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While talking about the role and responsibilities of line department, panchayats, and local NGOs the District Collector, South urged them to be serious and prepare themselves to face the disaster .He further informed them that our state lies in earthquake zone V and there is high risk of experiencing such tremors frequently .He further informed that the recent tremor has damaged 3 houses along with one ICDS centre and 2 minor damages have also been reported. Ex-gratia payments amounting to Rs 5000/ was also announced. The DC also informed that the Department has constructed temporary ICDS centre in the effected area He said that the department has also started awareness workshops in 51 schools, BACs, PHEs, PHSEs of Ralong constituency in which mock drills was also conducted. Police Personnel have been asked to remain alert and pass prompt information to District Collectorate in any incidents. Rescue, search, evacuation, first aid teams which had already formed in GPU level were also asked to be active and make necessary arrangement to mitigate disaster. He requested people not to panic and instead be prepared with preventive measures in every level.