Experiencing one of the century’s worst rainfall, Tami Nadu’s capital Chennai is completely sub-merged. Rain continues to pour in the city affecting normal life and creating chaos. Apart from wrecking homes in the city, the rains have severely disrupted flights, train and bus services.
Schools in the city are likely to postpone scheduled exams as the forecast has predicted more showers and thunderstorms in the coming days.
Chennai airport will remain shut for all operations till 6 am tomorrow.
It is estimated that about 5 million are marooned.
To boost relief operations in the most affected rain-hit areas, the strength of the NDRF teams has been doubled from 12-24. All adjoining helicopter fleets close to the State have been diverted to Chennai.
DMK chief M. Karunanidhi has offered full support to the State government and has asked the people to exercise caution and stay safe. He Tweeted:
— KalaignarKarunanidhi (@kalaignar89) December 1, 2015
It is expected that Rajya Sabha too will be discussing the Chennai floods today afternoon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh both are personally monitoring the flood situation and have assured that all assistance will be provided to rain-hit Chennai.
PM Modi and Union Minister Venkaiyah also met today to discuss the flood situation in Chennai.
Meanwhile Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also expected to give a statement in both the houses of Parliament regarding the Chennai flood situation, the decision of which was taken in the NCMC meet.
For emergency people can contact following regional office numbers:
Marine Control room for flood issues: 1092.
Fire and Rescue team: 044-28554156, 044-28550931
Tiruvottiyur – 9445190001, Manali – 9445190002, Madhavaram – 9445190003, Tondiarpet – 944519004, Royapuram – 944590005, Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar – 9445190006, Ambattur – 9445190007, Annanagar – 9445190008, Teynampet – 944519009, Kodambakkam – 9445190010, Valasaravakkam – 9445190011, Alandur – 9445190012, Adyar – 9445190013, Perungudi – 9445190014, Sholinganallur – 9445190015.
Chennai: Fort Tondiarpet 9445000484, Purasawakkam-Perambur – 9445000485, Egmore Nungambakkam 9445000486, Mylapore-Triplicane 9445000487, Mambalam-Guindy 9445000488.
Thiruvallur: Ambattur – 9445000489, Ponneri – 9445000490, Gummudipoondi – 9445000491, Thiruthani – 9445000492, Pallipattu – 9445000493, Thiruvallur – 9445000494, Uthukottai – 9445000495, Poonamallee – 9445000496.
Kancheepuram – 9445000497, Uthiramerur – 9445000498, Sriperumbudur 9445000499, Chengalpattu 9445000500, Thirkkalukunram 9445000501, Tambaram 9445000502, Madurantakam 9445000503, Cheyyur 9445000504.
First Published | 2 December 2015 3:07 PM