Meanwhile, Modi on Thursday called up Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and discussed the impact of heavy rains caused by cyclonic storm Michaung and the ongoing relief and restoration works.
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Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made an aerial survey of four districts to assess the damages caused by the heavy rains caused by cyclonic storm Michaung.
Paddy crops over vast tracts of land affected due to the rainfall
Office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said reports have been sought from districts to ascertain loss of life or property, if any, due to the rains.
One-town SI Adinarayana, constables Ramakrishna and Narayana rushed to the children’s home and noticed that the compound wall had collapsed due to the incessant downpour.
Heavy rain had caused intense flooding but with the intervention of the Storm Water Drain Department of BBMP, a permanent solution has been assured to the same for the next three to four weeks.
The relentless rainfall damaged paddy, chilli, cotton and other crops across the state. However, meteorologists predict clear skies for the rest of the week.
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has launched a rescue operation to trace the missing persons - Gemmala Lakshmi (52), Miriyala Kamala (40), and Gemmala Kumar (25).
Khammam and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts bore the brunt of the rains induced by Cyclone Michaung that made landfall at Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning.
Personnel from the Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard have also joined rescue efforts.
In several areas across Chennai, residents rented motors to drain stagnant water out; over 300 houses in Thoraipakkam still under waist-deep water
Several petrol pumps, restaurants and grocery shops have started accepting UPI payments as network and power have been partially restored in the city after a complete shut down for the past two days.
The CM also sought to depute a central team to assess the damage.
Officials of erstwhile Khammam and Warangal districts urge residents to exercise caution
CM Stalin visited some of the affected areas and distributed food and essential commodities to people at a relief centre. He wrote to the Centre seeking an interim flood relief Rs 5,060 crore.
No one was injured as the Howrah-bound train was moving slowly towards the platform when the derailment occurred.
An ODRAF team is stationed in Malkangiri, ready to deploy as per requirements.
TNIE spotted people wading through waist-deep water to get breakfast and lunch as relief food packets did not reach them.
Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Shiv Das Meena told reporters in Chennai that there were 42,747 cell phone towers in the city of which 70 per cent were currently operational.
Personnel are engaged in rescuing stranded people using fishing boats and farm tractors.