Chennai, Dec 9( BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu revenue department in its preparedness for Cyclone Mandous which is likely for landfall by midnight of Friday has readied shelter homes in coastal areas of the state where the possibility of cyclone-related damages are high.
In Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, district collector, D. Mohan inspected the coastal areas and told media persons that the district has equipped itself with 12 shelter homes so that anyone who wants to shift from home can be accommodated.
The Cyclone, according to the IMD is expected to cross, north Tamil Nadu,Puducherry, and Andhra Coast and is expected to touch landfall at Mamalapuram.
The district collector also said that 2 teams of SDRF personnel are ready and stationed at Marakkanam and Kottakapum coasts in the Villupuram district.
The Tamil Nadu revenue department and Police have sounded people to stay indoors and not to go outside on Friday late night and to be more cautious.
The district authorities of Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram where a red alert has been issued along with Villupuram have geared up to face any rain havoc.
Police personnel told BPNS that the police, fire force, and disaster response team are all stationed in each district headquarters to be deployed as and when the need arises.