5 Dead and Hundreds Displaced as the Incessant Rains Reel Over State

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  • 538 huts and 4 houses fully damaged
  • Chengalpet district recives the highest rainfall.
  • Two NDRF and several SDRF teams deployed across districts.

Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu in the past 24 hours received average rainfall of 16.84 mm with Chengalpet district receiving the highest said KKSSR Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister said interacting with the local media.

The death toll added five more mortalities after the incessant rains damaged 538 huts and four houses.Inspecting the rain affected areas Kolathur and Villivakkam in Chennai, CM MK Stalin distributed food and relief materials to the needy people.

Citing the increasing dangers, two teams of NDRF personnel have been deployed in Madurai and one team each in Chengelpet and Tiruvallur govt sources reported. While, the state administration has stationed in Thanjavur and Cuddalore districts. Fire and Rescue services have been asked to stay put. A 24 x 7 state control room in Chennai and those in districts could be contacted through the toll free numbers 1070 and 1077 respectively. While residents may also get in touch with authorities of Greater Chennai Corporation by using the 1913 toll free number.

The Tamil Nadu government has taken to conducting health clinics to take preventive measures against fever and other water-borne diseases as the state reels under heavy rains and waterlogging. Health Secretary JA Radhakrishnan in a letter addressed to the district collectors said that 416 mobile medical units and 770 jeep-borne units have been deployed to trace and take initiative to mitigate the diseases.

The IMD has cited these incessant rains as the highest received by the state since the year 1901.Releasing a notice on the ongoing cyclonic circulations, the IMD on Monday forecast Extremely heavy rainfall over some parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on November 10 and 11 which may inundate roads and low-lying areas, and cause riverine flooding in some catchment areas.

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