Residents of some areas in Chennai have been evacuated
Shivani Chaturvedi | May 19, 2016 | Chennai
Boats were deployed in some Chennai localities including Kotturpuram and Manapakkam, which were worst hit areas during December floods, as the city witnessed record rains over the last two days.
The authorities as well as the people have started taking all precautionary measures. As a safety measure, residents in some areas have been evacuated from their homes and moved to higher areas.
“With memories of last year floods haunting us, I decided to move to my son’s place in Adyar locality,” says Chandra, a resident of Manapakkam locality.
Due to warnings of heavy rains, people have also started stocking up essentials. Messages are doing the rounds on WhatsApp groups, alerting friends and family members.
Many parts of the city were reeling under power cuts.
The administration has set up an emergency number, 1070, to receive rainfall related grievances.
Media report says that as a part of the emergency preparations, the civic authorities have deployed nearly 12,000 people across Chennai to conduct the operations. Boats have been stationed at multiple locations for emergency rescue. As many as four teams of the National Disaster Response Force [NDRF] have been deployed in low-lying areas, says the report.
BJP is all set to retain Gujarat, indicated one exit poll. Another exit poll, however, showed a tough fight in at least one region. Aaj Tak exit poll showed that BJP will win 99 – 113 seats, getting a majority in the 182 member assembly. The Congress will get 68 – 82 seats, falli
Goa shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered the second fuel barge to Indian Navy on December 2, 33 days ahead of contractual delivery schedule, and recently got inducted into the Navy. Navy was in the need of self-propelled 1000Ton fuel barges, with a view to fuel big ships like INS Vikramadity
Minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre has assured Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) that work load for its Nashik unit will continue to flow even after Su-MKI manufacturing and production activities conclude in the next few years. “HAL has the world class facilities and giv
Naval submarine INS Kalvari was dedicated to the nation by prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in Mumbai. INS Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack submarine built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd for the Indian Navy. As per the plan, five more such submarines would be inducted into
People queued up since early morning to cast their ballot to decide the political fate of 851 candidates in the second and final phase of the bitterly fought Gujarat assembly elections. The votes in all the 182 seats will be counted on December 18. Over 22 million people are eligible to cast
Had the situation not been so desperate, then the AAP government’s proposal to sprinkle water from helicopters would have been considered hare-brained. But, a more practical solution to tackling air pollution may well be around the corner and it lies in the success of a pilot project in Iceland.