Two persons were reported of electrocution in East Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills as Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, on Tuesday hold a review meeting with the Deputy Commissioners via video conferencing to assess the situation in the state due to cyclone Sitrang.
In his opening remarks, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma said that the meeting was to take stock of the extent of damage due to the cyclone and to work out the action plan to move forward. He also urged the Deputy Commissioners to immediately work on restoration and relief measures and also pressed the MeECL to restore power at the disrupted areas at the earliest. He also said Gratuitous Relief to the affected should be provided immediately as per the norms of NDRF.
The Deputy Commissioners in their preliminary assessment reported of damage to houses, road, paddy and areca nut plantations. Landslides and water logging were reported from some parts in Shillong. Two persons were reported of electrocution in East Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills respectively. The Deputy Commissioners also said that immediate assistance has been provided to affected households and population and work for restoration of power and clearance of road blocks and landslides are underway or have been completed in most areas.
Director, Distribution, MePDCL gave a brief report on the damage to poles and power disruption and informed that MeECL personnel are in field on the job of restoring power but informed that rain and wind impeded restoration works in some areas.