Fourt people have died due to heavy rain in many parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday. The India Meterological Department has warned heavy rainfall in Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Dindigul, Nilgiris and Theni districts of the state for Tuesday.
The news of the four deaths has been confirmed by the Tamil Nadu government in an offical statement. The deaths have been reported from Chennai, Madurai and Theni in last 24 hours. So far, around 60 houses have been destroyed in the disaster.
The Chief Minister is inspecting the the rain affected areas in the state. He even distributed food relief help to the people himself in Chennai. Apart from this he has also appointed 15 IAS officers to inspect the situation and the relief operation in 15 different zones affected by the disaster.
An all time state control room has been set up in Chennai and can be reached on the numbers – 1070 and 1077. For Chennai, residents can reach out to the nearby body by utilizing the 1913 complementary number.
Two groups of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) have been conveyed in Madurai and one each in Chengelpet and Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu Minister KKSSR Ramachandran said. He added that state disaster response groups are now supervising the rescue operations in Thanjavur and Cuddalore areas.
The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services wing has likewise been approached to stay on reserve with all the vital equipment to manage any crises.
In the capital city of Chennai, one could see individuals swimming through waterlogged roads in pretty much every territory, particularly in low-lying regions.
Such was the seriousness of the flooding in certain areas that the Adambakkam police headquarters must be moved to a temporary places.
The state’s Electricity Minister said that 12,000 of the 44.5 lakh power associations in Chennai have been disengaged inferable from ‘security’ concerns. “Power supply will be restored expeditiously with receding of flood waters and rains,” Minister V Senthil Balaji tweeted.
Southern Railways informed suburbanites that it would shorten its activities to negligible administrations (otherwise called the Sunday design) on November 9 inferable from water-logging. According to the declaration, rural train services are probably going to be impacted in Chennai, Central-Arakkonam, Central-Sullurpeta (Andhra Pradesh), Beach-Chengelpet and Beach-Velachery areas.
The development of traffic likewise halted in many parts of Chennai as authorities revealed water-logging in 290 regions. Weighty hardware has been conveyed to drain out rising water in 59 of those areas, the state government said.
The Greater Chennai Corporation has apparently sent 23,000 personnel to clear immersed metros, eliminate sediment and de-stop up channels, and help inhabitants of impacted regions.
In Chennai alone, upwards of 1,107 individuals have been moved to 48 relief camps. Other 300 individuals have been emptied from low-lying regions in Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Chengelpet and Tiruvallur regions.
Experts in the Coimbatore area have sounded an alarm, asking individuals living along the banks of waterway Noyyal to move to higher ground. A comparable alarm has been sounded in Vellore.
In the mean time, excess water was let out of the Poondi, Cholavaram, Puzhal, Chembarmbakkam and Thervai Kandigai supplies as substantial showers lashed catchment regions in Chennai on Tuesday.
Authorities said abundance water could likewise be let out of the Mettur repository in Salem area on Tuesday.
An alert has likewise been given for fishermen, asking them not to wander into the ocean between November 9 and November 12.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said a cyclonic flow over the south-east Bay of Bengal and the bordering Andaman Sea, could prompt the development of a low-pressure region throughout the following 24 hours.
Whenever framed, this low-pressure region could pack into a downturn and arrive at Tamil Nadu’s northern coast by November 11, acquiring boundless rain in parts of the state, alongside Andhra Pradesh.
“Under its influence, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu on November 8 and 9 and heavy to very heavy rain at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls are very likely on November 10 and 11. Heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy falls at isolated places are also likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh during the same period,” said the weather department.