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Chennai Floods: Navy, Army Dive Into Thick of Things for Rescue and Relief

Agen Sabung Ayam

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has deployed a slew of ships and tankers in Chennai to step up the rescue functions aside from opening its base to serve as an different airport as component of ‘Operation Madad’, mentioned Navy main Admiral RK Dhowan.

“We are using revolutionary methods like carrying out surveys employing UAVs (unmanned aerial cars) to discover waterlogged locations and sharing the data with the civil administration to help them in rescue work,” he mentioned.

INS Rajali, the naval base at Arakkonam, around sixty km from Chennai, has been serving as an airport base to offer reduction materials as well as to fly in Countrywide Catastrophe Reaction Power teams, Dhowan said.

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“Our ships and plane are deployed in Tamil Nadu. INS Airawat is deployed. We are distributing foodstuff and h2o,” he explained, incorporating that about forty tonnes of aid content experienced been ferried in so considerably.

A higher-level Defence Crisis Administration group is in cost of the rescue operations.

The Indian Air Power is making use of the naval base to fly out stranded passengers.

IAF plane airlifted 4 teams of National Catastrophe Relief Pressure (NDRF) from Delhi and ten NDRF groups from Bhubaneswar to Arakkonam, in addition to the four Indian Military Columns airlifted by the transportation aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Thursday.

IAF has utilized four Medium Lift Helicopter, One Progress Gentle Helicopter (ALH) and 05 Chetak/Cheetah for the rescue and relief operations.

One particular helicopter is positioned in Tirupati to help Andhra Pradesh government, according to IAF officers here.

In the meantime, the Indian Military has deployed forty five groups for rescue function in Chennai. The Army said it rescued a lot more than 4,000 stranded folks. These groups have been functioning in the worst strike places which includes Tambaram, Mudichur, Kothurpuram, Pallavaram, Thiruneermalai, Urapakkam, Manipakkam, T Nagar and Gudvancheri  and also alongside the locations adjacent to the Adyar River.

Armed forces Healthcare facility at St Thomas Mount has been created operational to supply remedy to flood impacted sufferers, the Military mentioned.

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Chennai Floods: Navy, Army Dive into Thick of Things for Rescue and Relief

Agen Sabung Ayam

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has deployed a slew of ships and tankers in Chennai to step up the rescue operations apart from opening its foundation to serve as an substitute airport as component of ‘Operation Madad’, stated Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan.

“We are using modern strategies like carrying out surveys making use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to identify waterlogged places and sharing the information with the civil administration to aid them in rescue work,” he said.

INS Rajali, the naval base at Arakkonam, close to sixty km from Chennai, has been serving as an airport base to supply aid material as properly as to fly in National Disaster Response Force groups, Dhowan explained.

“Our ships and aircraft are deployed in Tamil Nadu. INS Airawat is deployed. We are distributing foods and water,” he mentioned, adding that around 40 tonnes of reduction material had been ferried in so much.

A large-stage Defence Disaster Administration team is in demand of the rescue operations.

The Indian Air Power is making use of the naval foundation to fly out stranded travellers.

IAF plane airlifted 4 groups of Nationwide Disaster Reduction Force (NDRF) from Delhi and ten NDRF groups from Bhubaneswar to Arakkonam, in addition to the four Indian Army Columns airlifted by the transportation plane of the Indian Air Power on Thursday.

IAF has utilized four Medium Raise Helicopter, 1 Progress Light-weight Helicopter (ALH) and 05 Chetak/Cheetah for the rescue and relief functions.

1 helicopter is positioned in Tirupati to help Andhra Pradesh authorities, according to IAF officers here.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army has deployed forty five groups for rescue operate in Chennai. The Military mentioned it rescued more than 4,000 stranded men and women. These groups have been working in the worst hit regions including Tambaram, Mudichur, Kothurpuram, Pallavaram, Thiruneermalai, Urapakkam, Manipakkam, T Nagar and Gudvancheri  and also along the areas adjacent to the Adyar River.

Army Medical center at St Thomas Mount has been produced operational to offer treatment to flood affected sufferers, the Military explained.

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Army Out in Chennai as Heavy Rains Batter City and Suburbs

Agen Sabung Ayam

CHENNAI: Non-stop torrential rains considering that previous evening pounded numerous areas of Chennai and its suburbs and Puducherry triggering a deluge entirely disrupting standard daily life as military was deployed tonight in two suburban regions to undertake rescue on a war footing.       

Two columns of army’s Garrison Infantry Battalion have been pressed into provider in Tambaram and Oorapakkam right after the Tamil Nadu federal government sought navy guidance. The Navy is also on stand-by.            

“A lot more army personnel are coming to Chennai from Bengaluru,” a Defence General public Relations official mentioned incorporating “they have currently left for Chennai.” All flight functions at Chennai airport were suspended tonight.      

11 overseas and 9 domestic flights from the airport had been put on maintain as no landing or get-off was allowed until late in the night. Officers stated they may possibly assessment the choice at midnight to take a contact on resuming operations.         

A senior airport formal explained even though the runways ended up cost-free of water logging, they suspended flight operations as a precautionary evaluate pursuing waterlogging in some other areas, adding, they did not want to take a opportunity.     

The rains that have almost broken a one hundred-12 months-outdated file with one day’s rainfall covering a month’s regular also flooded regions in Vadapalani, Valasaravakkam and Nandamvakkam as close by lakes overflowed into the city.       

Introducing to the woes, Chennai city and neighbouring districts braced for much more rains as the Fulfilled deparment predicted weighty to quite hefty rains in the up coming four days.      

Most locations of Chennai, which have already been lashed by rains for over a fortnight, went under drinking water nowadays seriously disrupting prepare and bus services and forcing postponment of fifty percent-yearly university exams and closure of colleges in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.     

A massive element of the highway in close proximity to Madhya Kailash temple in the heart of the town in an area that connects the IT corridor, caved in ensuing in a huge crater and disrupting targeted traffic.       Even in hitherto unaffected locations, men and women complained that water entered their houses and roadways flooded with surging waters. A number of places in the town went without electrical power as offer was minimize as a security precaution.      

The circumstance has worsened in suburban areas of Tambaram and Mudichur after the Chembarakam lake overflowed and an unparalleled 26,000 cusecs of water was being launched flooding the downstream regions. These locations had previously experienced greatly during the earlier spells of rains.     

National Catastrophe Rescue Drive has presently despatched ten teams of which 4 are currently in Chennai and the rest will be traveling in tomorrow. “At the identical time, we are also requisitioning teams from Bengaluru and Andhra Pradesh,” NDRF chief O P Singh mentioned.      

Rescue perform will start and NDRF would deploy more teams if needed. Groups carrying boats will also be despatched to Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts. 

As the dying toll in rain-related incidents touched 188, Chief Minister Jayalalithaaa reviewed the situation and deputed ministers to examine the impacted regions.       

50 percent-yearly examinations in educational institutions, which had been to have begun on December seven, had been postponed. Schools were closed nowadays and will continue to be shut tomorrow as properly.     

Twelve trains leaving Chennai Egmore were cancelled owing to drinking water overflowing on railway tracks amongst Villupuram – Tambaram part. Also, eleven trains ended up diverted.        

Motorists experienced a tough time as not only arterial roadways like Anna Salai and, GST Highway had been inundated but also a lot of interior roads. Also, numerous roadways were broken, with several of them caving in inconveniencing motorists.           

Puducherry and its suburbs ongoing to be lashed by large rains because very last evening and it recorded fifteen.2 cm rain in the final 24 hrs ending 0830 hrs nowadays.      

Met office has cautioned of far more showers in the next four days throughout Tamil Nadu with some locations probably to witness weighty to really large rainfall.    

An Crisis Response Group of the Navy comprising 16 sailors and Gemini boats are completely ready right here at INS Adyar to help rescue operate, the Defence Pro explained.            

Equally, Air Drive is also ready to render the essential help. “Armed forces are totally geared up to assist rescue initiatives,” he stated.            

A Remotely-Piloted Vessel able of rescuing stranded folks has been stored completely ready at INS Parunthu Naval Air Station at Ramanathapuram, he said.        

Nearly 4000 people living on the financial institutions of Adayar river in Chennai ended up evacuated to safer zones, officials mentioned.       

The river was working in spate adhering to discharge of extra h2o from Chembarambakkam reservoir.       

As a precautionay measure, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board switched off electrical power in the suburban places exactly where it is supplied by way of overhead cables in the wake of deaths due to electrocution.         

Jayalalithaa said law enforcement, fire and rescue, Countrywide and Condition Disaster Forces and Coastline Guard have been held completely ready for need to have-dependent evacuation of folks from flood strike locations.       

She reviewed the situation arising out of large rains in districts which includes Chennai, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore and Kanchipuram districts.

Jayalalithaa also requested postponement of half-yearly exams for faculty kids to subsequent month previously slated to be held from December 7.

As a result of the rains, Poondi, Cholavaram, Puzhal and Chembarambakkam reservoirs that feed Chennai have touched eighty three.8 per cent of its capacity and out of the fourteen,098 lakes beneath PWD in Tamil Nadau 6,791 lakes are total.           

“I have ordered officers to get precautionary steps ahead of releasing surplus waters from reservoirs and evacuate individuals living in lower-lying regions,” she said.      

She also requested a solatium of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of every single of the 4 folks who ended up killed in rain-relevant incidents a few days in the past in different elements of the point out.   

Puducherry Main Minister N Rangasamy has sought fast interim economic help of Rs 100 crore from the Centre, to just take up reduction functions.    In a launch, Rangasamy said he had prepared to Key Minister Narendra Modi and Residence Minister Rajnath Singh, searching for quickly an interim relief of Rs 100 crore to cope with the predicament arising out of the rains.  

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Rains Lash Many Parts of TN, Chennai Schools Declare Holiday

Agen Sabung Ayam

CHENNAI: Sharp showers ongoing to lash several parts of the state, like Chennai, ensuing in water-logging in numerous places and forcing closure of schools in the city even as the climate place of work forecast far more rains.

Authorities declared a getaway for faculties these days in Chennai, which witnessed large downpour in the morning, following spells of rain yesterday.

Several reduced-lying areas and streets ended up inundated and office-goers had a challenging time reaching their location.

Traffic in some elements, like the active Velachery region, moved at a sluggish speed adhering to inundation.

In a lot of areas, motorists and pedestrians were observed carefully negotiating potholes on the streets, numerous of which experienced been destroyed owing to the monsoon fury.

The weather office said a low force region would form in the southeast Bay of Bengal throughout the subsequent 24 hrs commencing 0830 hrs, warning of more rain in different components of the point out.

“Average to fairly hefty rain would happen at many locations in excess of all the districts of Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puduchery,” it mentioned.

Rain also ongoing to lash a lot of other components of the point out including Tiruchirappalli, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur.

A report from Erode explained vegetable wholesale traders and retail dealers ended up impacted as they could not transportation the produce from villages to city locations.

Inspite of the rain, instructional establishments remained open in Erode district and mothers and fathers ended up observed escorting their children in h2o-logged places.

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