CHENNAI: Main Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday undertook an aerial survey of a few districts strike by the deluge – Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur and reviewed the ongoing aid and rescue operations.
For the duration of the aerial survey, she inspected the devastation in Ekkaduthangal, Kotturpuram, Adyar, Velacherry, Sholinganallur, Ashok Nagar, Vyasarpadi, Sadayankuppam, Manalipudur, Retteri lake, Poondi, Puzhal and Chemabarambakkam reservoirs and Kosasthalaiyar river.
In a assertion right here, the Main Minister explained the northern coastal districts had witnessed unprecedented rains and now priority was becoming accorded for rescuing the influenced and supplying them foods, standard amenities and medicare. The Main Minister mentioned she experienced directed officials to supply mat and blanket to the individuals sheltered in relief camps and that Aavin need to offer milk powder to them. Meals and drinking water is becoming supplied by way of helicopter to the men and women remaining in larger flooring of their properties because of to weighty flooding.
As on Wednesday, 6,358 folks have been offered shelter in fifty aid camps in Cuddalore district and fourteen,97,653 foodstuff packets dispersed. In Tiruvallur district, 38,495 folks have been offered shelter in 146 relief camps and 3,53,101 food packets distributed to the needy. In Kancheepuram district, 57,516 individuals have been provided shelter in 167 camps and 6,seventeen,333 foodstuff packets dispersed.
In Chennai, 62,267 individuals have been given shelter in 97 aid camps and seventeen,28,349 food packets have been distributed. As many as 470 pumps, seventy five tremendous suckers for removing stagnating drinking water, 82 JCBs and other tools have been utilised. Electricity supply had been lower in particular areas as a precautionary evaluate and it would be restored once the h2o recedes. Due to the measures taken on a war footing, 1000’s of people in distress have been evacuated from flood afflicted locations.