Port Blair, Oct 15: The cyclone Phailin touched the islands, the North & Middle Andaman in particular, and yet there has been no loss of life in these isles, due to the cyclonic weather. This speaks volumes of the preparedness on the part of the Administration to handle the disasters. 

The deep depression that caused heavy rains between Oct 8 and 10 in these islands had left the low lying areas of North & Middle Andaman flooded. However, the alert District Administration lost no time in evacuating residents of 25 villages of that area and providing them with immediate relief.

With the Lt Governor himself monitoring the rescue and relief activities, the Administration, hand in hand with PRIs, Police Deptt, Coast Guard and the community volunteers carried out the relief operations in right earnest.

Meanwhile, the Lt Governor has directed the Administration for immediate disbursement of relief in accordance with the damage assessment.

To further gauge the post rehabilitation steps, the Lt Governor will be visiting the North & Middle Andamans on Oct 18, 2013.

As part of the post rehabilitation measures, the Deputy Commissioner (N&MA) has provided men & materials to the flood affected victims for construction of houses.

Simultaneously, the damage assessment survey reports for 33 villages, 22 in Rangat Tehsil and 11 in Mayabunder Tehsil have been prepared by the District Administration and the compensation will be disbursed to the flood victims immediately. The Lt Governor has directed that the task of disbursement of compensation be completed by 25th October positively.