A total of 75,000 police and home guard police personnel in Tamil Nadu are ready for emergency

CHENNAI: 250 special teams of police have been deployed along with rescue boats along with 350 personnel of Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu Director General of Police C. Silendra Babu said in a statement. A total of 75,000 police personnel from the local police, Armed Reserve, Tamil Nadu Special Police and Home Guard have been kept on standby in view of heavy rains in Chennai and adjoining districts, he said.

Meanwhile, a statement by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) said that almost the entire South Chennai region has suffered power outages mostly due to cable faults and feeder trapping. In many places, TANGEDCO has stopped service as a precaution.

Tripping in the main feeder from Perungadi substation has resulted in power cuts in areas falling under the Information Technology Corridor. In Pammal, Velachery, Anakaputhur, Shankar Nagar, Basant Nagar, Taramani and Adyar have been cut off as a precautionary measure due to waterlogging and flooding. Several families in T-Nagar, Alwarpet, West Mambalam areas have shifted to commercial hotels in the city after prolonged power cuts and water-logging. Due to internet shutdown in homes, people have started staying in hotels.

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