Herald: Shack operators warned of high tide on Jan 1 & 2
Herald News

Shack operators warned of high tide on Jan 1 & 2

31 Dec 2017 06:18am IST

Report by
Team Herald

Leave a comment
31 Dec 2017 06:18am IST

Report by
Team Herald

Asked to be on high alert and take precautions to avoid damage to life and property

PANJIM: Visitors to the beaches and those involved in business along the shoreline have been warned to watch out for potential high tides on January 2 and January 31, 2018. An advisory issued by Tourism Department directs shack owners, water sports operators and others conducting businesses on beaches to remain on high alert on January 1, 2 and 30, 2018.

“As per a telephonic message received from the District Magistrate North Goa, January 2 and January 31 are full moon days where the moon would be closest to the earth in its orbit also known as ‘Super Moon’ due to which there is likelihood of surge in the high tides and possibility of flooding of beaches affecting shacks, water sports and other beach activities,” states a memorandum issued by Tourism Director Menino D’Souza. 

“In view of the above all concerned businesses, shack owners, water sports operators and other activities on the beaches are hereby directed to be on high alert on January 1 and 2, 2018 and January 30, 2018 and shall take all precautionary measures for avoiding any damages to life and property,” he further said with a copy forwarded to the Tourist Security Force and Drishti Lifesaving Pvt Ltd. 

The State’s coast had recently been hit by the effects of Cyclone Ockhi as water surged onto the beach damaging some shacks. Properties located close to the shore recorded the maximum damage. As per preliminary reports submitted by the District Collectors, the government had estimated a total loss of around Rs 20-30 lakh.

Leave a comment
Comments
Leave a comment


Advertise     |     Contact Us     |     About Us     |     Terms of Use     |     Privacy Policy     |     Disclaimer     |     Designed by Team Inertia Technologies

       

Designed by Team Inertia Technologies