10 latest developments about Chennai rains

December 04, 2015 08:13
10 latest developments about Chennai rains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs. 1000 crore as the relief fund to the flood affected victims of Tamilnadu.

Here are the 10 developments about the situations in Chennai city, after witnessing heavy rains since few days.

1. After a few days, finally, the Chennai residents felt the sunshine yesterday and a small break from the rain, is being considered as the greatest relief by the public.

2. “The water level started decreasing in most of the areas and in the next 48 hours, complete water level will be decreased,” the Met department said.

3. Especially in Adyar and Kumbh rivers, there is a sharp fall in the water levels, which helped to perform several rescue operations.

4. PM met Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha and assured all kinds of support from the centre. He even announced Rs. 1000 crores in relief over the Rs. 940 crores announced earlier.

5. The navy and National Disaster Response Force have rescued over 7000 people. Many people are yet to be rescued.

6. The state electricity board has suspended the power in some areas as a precautionary measure. But the electricity wires in a few areas have broken from the poles and fallen in the water. That is threatening the rescuers and obstructing the rescue operations.

7. Cashing the situation, the milk and water traders are selling their products for the huge prices. One liter milk is being sold at Rs. 100 and one litre water for Rs. 150. Even vegetables like tomato and beans are being sold for Rs. 80 to Rs. 90, a kg.

8. As specified before, Chennai international airport, will remain closed till December 6th and meanwhile, Rajali naval air station at Arakkonam, 70 km west of Chennai, has started functioning as a makeshift airport.

9. INS Airavat, Navy's amphibious carrier, has been moved to Chennai, possessing medical equipment, medicines, doctors and also 20 divers and swimmers, accompanied by 15 boats.

10. All schools, colleges and offices are closed and exams have been postponed. Telecom companies have offered free talk-time to their customers, to make avail the communication between the people.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “It would not be an exaggeration to say that Chennai has become an island due to rains as it has been cut off from all national and state highways”.

By Phani Ch

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