Andhra govt puts admn machinery on high alert, heres why

Amid apprehensions of intensification of deep depression in Bay of Bengal, the Andhra Pradesh government put its machinery on high alert.

The state government also has positioned NDRF and State Disaster Response Force in five districts.

It is said that the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal was set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross the coast between Ongole and Kakinada on Monday.

The Met office said that coastal Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu are likely to experience rainfall in the next two days with the system making landfall between Ongole and Kakinada in the neighbouring state on Monday.

It was said that two teams of SDRF (80 members) and two of NDRF (60 members) have been deployed in these districts with all necessary equipment for evacuation and rescue operations.

Sixteen teams of Andhra Pradesh Disaster Response and Fire Services have been kept on reserve at Rajamahendravaram, while another nine (of five members each) have been positioned in West Godavari district for road clearance, it was said.

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