1,974 people from 589 families shifted to 66 relief camps , Monitoring stepped up in dams
Ramachandran expressed confidence that normalcy would be restored in Chennai by Saturday as the works on pumping out stagnant water have been going on in full swing.
In a bid to prevent the spread of Covid infection, the health department has made arrangements to vaccinate people in relief camps, Health Minister Veena George has said.
Sabarimala pilgrimage for the 'Tula Masa Puja' has been called off due to rain-related calamities, and the full reopening of colleges has been postponed till October 25.
The Patna district administration arranged for sweets, rakhis and new clothes in the flood relief camps.
However, consumption has dipped in Malabar and Ernakulam regions resulting in a surfeit of milk in the market.
Although there are no camps in Edanad anymore, people are far from settled.
According to the Disaster Management State Control Room, the rains and floods have claimed 491 lives since May 29 while 14 persons remain missing.
Doctors have arrived from across the state, and from outside, to deal with the huge task at hand. Shortage, however, is of nurses and cleaning staff.
The police registered a case under various sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against 20 people on Monday.