East Godavari district Collector M Ravi Chandra on Monday put the death toll due to super cyclone Jal, which lashed the coastal districts of the state, at 14.
Talking to media persons after reviewing the rescue and relief works with the officials concerned over the situation in the district, Ravi Chandra directed officials of the public distribution system to disburse 20 kgs of rice and 5 litres of kerosene to each family in flood-affected areas.
The distribution of rice and kerosene will be completed by November 17, he stated.
The collector said the district has reported 14 deaths so far, and that 3 persons were reported missing.
The identities of the victims are yet to be ascertained.
"Only after identification of the deaths, the compensation of Rs. 2 lakh will be released to their next of kin," he said.
Ravi Chandra stated that Revenue officials are yet to estimate the losses to properties. He added that work on estimation would begin after the water recedes.
The compensation for property losses will be paid through cheques or directly through to bank accounts, the collector said. He added that the officials would take photos of the damaged houses as documentary proof for estimating the damage.