Chennai Flood: Coast Guard Saves 2K People

The Indian Coast Guard rescued over 2,000 people, mainly from waterlogged Korukkupetai, CIT Nagar, Jafferkhanpet and Kotturpuram, and shifted them to safer places.

Published: 05th December 2015 03:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2015 03:53 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard rescued over 2,000 people, mainly from waterlogged Korukkupetai, CIT Nagar, Jafferkhanpet and Kotturpuram, and shifted them to safer places. Inspector General S P Sharma, Commander, Coast Guard (East), said his team also retrieved two bodies from Defence Colony. Six air sorties were undertaken by Chetak helicopter. Twin engine advance light helicopter from Porbander also joined the operation. He said that Coast Guard ship Samudra Pahredar and Vigraha would be pressed into service.


water.JPGNow, Garbage overflows in city

Chennai: With ceaseless rains continuing to berate the city, several localities now reek of not just dirty water inundating streets and roads, but also from an overflowing trash in the roadside bins. Chennai that produces at least 4,500 tonnes of solid waste daily did see a rise in trash and sewage cleared since the onset of the monsoon. It has consistently been mounting since Wednesday. But with one of the two key dump yards at Perungudi being submerged with water, disposing waste has not been easy.


1K Houses marooned in V’puram

Villupuram: The incessant rains, lashing the district for the last three weeks, have marooned about 1,000 houses and destroyed over 500 acres of crops in Kandamangalam area. According to sources, the residents of Kandamanglam and its surrounding villages like Mandagapattu, Navamalmaruthur, Siruvanthadu, Sornavur, Ramapakkam and Periyapapusamuthiram had to move to community halls and school buildings. Paddy, sugarcane, groundnut and cassava crops in more than 500 acres were destroyed in the flood.


Madapuram cries for attention

Cuddalore: The Madapuram and Venkatesapuram villages, along Vettuvaikkal and Karuvattu Odai (canal) that took rain water from nearby Ariyalur district to Veeranam Lake, in Kattumannarkoil block was inundated in the recent rains.  The villagers have been lamenting that their villages did not get the attention from the Cuddalore district administration. They said the Collector or other officials had not visited the villages yet to listen to their grievances. In the heavy rains a week ago, these two villages were fully under water till a few days ago.


cmc sends med team to kanchi

Vellore: A 20-member medical team from the Christian Medical College, here, has conducted around six relief camps in and around Kancheepuram town, on the periphery of Chennai, on Thursday. According to hospital sources, the team has left following requests from a network of CSI- run hospitals in Chennai that they were not able to reach out to towns on the periphery of Chennai. Professor Ravikumar, camp coordinator, said the doctors and paramedics have screened residents for minor ailments and provided medicines to them.

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