CHENNAI: Non-end torrential rains because previous night time pounded numerous areas of Chennai and its suburbs and Puducherry triggering a deluge entirely disrupting normal lifestyle as military was deployed tonight in two suburban areas to undertake rescue on a war footing.
Two columns of army’s Garrison Infantry Battalion have been pressed into services in Tambaram and Oorapakkam soon after the Tamil Nadu federal government sought armed forces assistance. The Navy is also on stand-by.
“A lot more army personnel are coming to Chennai from Bengaluru,” a Defence General public Relations formal said introducing “they have previously still left for Chennai.” All flight operations at Chennai airport had been suspended tonight.
eleven overseas and 9 domestic flights from the airport ended up put on keep as no landing or get-off was authorized till late in the night. Officials explained they may well overview the determination at midnight to consider a phone on resuming operations.
A senior airport official mentioned while the runways had been free of charge of h2o logging, they suspended flight functions as a precautionary measure pursuing waterlogging in some other areas, incorporating, they did not want to just take a chance.
The rains that have practically broken a a hundred-12 months-previous document with a single day’s rainfall covering a month’s common also flooded places in Vadapalani, Valasaravakkam and Nandamvakkam as nearby lakes overflowed into the city.
Incorporating to the woes, Chennai metropolis and neighbouring districts braced for more rains as the Fulfilled deparment predicted large to quite large rains in the subsequent four days.
Most locations of Chennai, which have presently been lashed by rains for above a fortnight, went under drinking water these days severely disrupting prepare and bus companies and forcing postponment of fifty percent-annually school exams and closure of faculties in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.
A big portion of the street near Madhya Kailash temple in the heart of the town in an area that connects the IT corridor, caved in resulting in a huge crater and disrupting site visitors. Even in hitherto unaffected areas, folks complained that h2o entered their homes and roadways flooded with surging waters. Many regions in the metropolis went without energy as provide was minimize as a safety precaution.
The scenario has worsened in suburban areas of Tambaram and Mudichur after the Chembarakam lake overflowed and an unparalleled 26,000 cusecs of drinking water was becoming released flooding the downstream places. These places experienced currently suffered heavily during the before spells of rains.
National Catastrophe Rescue Power has previously despatched ten teams of which four are presently in Chennai and the rest will be traveling in tomorrow. “At the exact same time, we are also requisitioning teams from Bengaluru and Andhra Pradesh,” NDRF chief O P Singh explained.
Rescue work will get started and NDRF would deploy a lot more groups if needed. Teams carrying boats will also be despatched to Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.