Mongar dzongkhag disaster management team gave tarpaulin sheets to eight households of Gongdue gewog in Mongar after a windstorm blew off the roofs of the houses on May 1.

Five households of Yangbari village and three households of Dakla village were affected by rain and windstorm.

This is the second time windstorm has affected the gewog, as six houses of Daksa and one house in Gongdue village were affected on April 3.

The windstorm also blew off roofs of four houses in Thangrong gewog on April 28 and two houses in Drepong gewog. They were also given tarpaulin sheets.

The dzongkhag disaster management officer, Karma Rigdhen, said that the disaster management team is set up mainly for helping the victims during the disaster.

“We managed to help the people,” he said.

He, however, said it would be more convenient if dzongkhag disaster management has their own budget to provide immediate help.

While the affected people are worried how they would re-roof their houses before insurance companies provide the insurance claim, dzongkhag disaster management officials said they would forward their report to insurance offices.

Tashi Phuntsho | Mongar