Chennai Rain: Relief Supplies Pouring In
Chennai Rain: Relief supplies are pouring into Chennai in the aftermath of flooding by the worst rain in last 100 years. As many stranded citizens have been rescues from their homes by Army, Navy and others, the focus shifts to providing relief to the rescued people. Food, drinking water, safe and clean shelter, blankets and mats to sleep on are the essentials which are in dire need for thousands who have been rendered homeless by the catastrophic flooding.
In support of the State’s efforts and initiatives, PM Modi had also promised to release nearly 2,000 Crores for rescue and relief operations. Center has sent 108 Swimmers & Relief supplies of food and water arrived in Ships to Chennai today.
Relief distribution needs better coordination
Residents of Balaji Nagar, Pallikarani complain that relief supplies are not reaching them. Even those colleted by citizens and private NGOs are being diverted to other places. That clothes, drinking water, food, especially for children is needed urgently, but they are not getting any relief is a huge complaint.
At the same time, individual groups collecting relief supplies are struggling to distribute it to ensure it reaches all the people correctly. The concerned citizens who are taking such initiatives are requesting that Govt and NGOs should manage the distribution of these relief supplies collected from individuals.
Heavy Rains Continue in Tamil Nadu
Heavy rain since morning in Thanjai and Thiruvaroor districts. Rain water is flowing like river in many streets. 700 acres of plants which were ready for harvesting have been flooded and destroyed by the torrential rains. This has caused deep distress and worry to the farmers.
Citizen Initiatives for Flood Relief
Citizens and private groups from various parts of Tamil Nadu are gathering & sending relief materials for flood victims in Chennai and Cuddalore, which have been worst affect by the rains and flooding. Youth in Pudukottai, Sivagangai, Dindigul have gather mats, badsheets, cooking utensils, clothes, medicines, etc collected from the public in those areas, and being sent in lorries to Chennai and Cuddalore.
Courtesy: Polimer News
CHENNAI HELPLINE NUMBERS
Flood Rescue Helpline Numbers
- 9880655555 (WhatsApp)
- 7259760333 (Telegram Messenger
- +91-44-25394240 (Navy Rescue Team)
- 083940 00074 (Indian Army, Major Surya Kumar G)
- 9840295100 (Indian Army)
Helplines for boat services: Ola Boats: 7708068600; NTL Boat helpline: 7708068600;
Emergency Toll Free Number: 1910, State Emergency: 1070, District Emergency: 1077, Electricity:1912, Fire and Rescue: 101, Ambulance: 108, Tree fall, waterlogging – 1913, Sewage overflow – 45674567, 22200335; Tiruvottiyur : 09445190001, Manali: 09445190002; Madhavaram: 9445190003, Ambattur: 9445190007; Tondiarpet: 9445190004, Royapuram: 9445190005; Annanagar: 9445190008, Teynampet: 9445190009, Alandur: 9445190012, Adyar: 9445190013, Perungudi: 9445190014 Flood Control Room: 28593990, 044-28410577,9445869843/47