Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy reviewed the situation along with Chief Secretary PK Mohanty and other senior officials. "The relief work should continue on war footing and adequate field staff should be kept ready to ensure no loss to life and property. Officials should ensure that required relief reached every needy person," a government release quoted the Chief Minister as saying.
    
The relief measures are being carried out with the help of Army, Air Force, Navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the district administration, the release quoted the
Chief Secretary as saying. The state government has set up around 100 relief camps and air-dropped food packets in Bhadrachalam division (in Khammam district).
    
PK Mohanty said that losses to human and cattle lives were prevented due to alertness and timely precautionary measures undertaken by the administration.
    
District officers have been told to maintain a close watch for the possible breach of tanks and other water bodies, store adequate number of sandbags in case of breaches and repair roads at least temporarily, the release said.
    
Officials informed that as per the forecast, the flood level is likely to recede at Bhadrachalam and will remain constant at Rajahmundry. Drinking water, food packets, kerosene, ration are being
arranged by NDRF teams, wherever necessary.
    
The rescue and relief measures are being taken up in Khammam, Karimnagar, Warangal, Adilabad, Nizamabad, East and West Godavari districts, according to the release. About 10 people have been killed in the rain-related incidents, while many are affected as the heavy rains have been lashing the state for the last one week.

(Agencies)

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