Record-breaking rainfall in Tamil Nadu in just 30 hours, 10 dead
Record-breaking rainfall in Tamil Nadu in just 30 hours, 10 dead

Chennai: The southern districts of Tamil Nadu have witnessed the heaviest rainfall in history in the last two days. 10 people died in this. Normal life has been badly affected. Everywhere is filled with flood water. Reports say that Chief Secretary Shivdas Meena said on Tuesday that there has been record rainfall and floods in the southern districts, especially Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. Within 30 hours, Kayalpattinam received 1,186 mm rainfall, while Tiruchendur received 921 mm rainfall. He has said that all ten deaths have occurred in these two districts. Some lost their lives due to wall collapse and some died due to electric shock.

17 thousand people forced to stay in the camp: Meena has said that about 1,343 personnel of central and state government agencies including Navy, Air Force, NDRF, SDRF are engaged in rescue and relief operations. So far we have set up 160 relief camps. About 17,000 people have been kept in these relief camps. We have still not been able to reach some villages because the water level there has not yet decreased. The Secretary has said that nine helicopters have been deployed in relief work and through them 13,500 kg of food items have been delivered to the stranded people.

809 railway passengers were evacuated on Tuesday: It is also being said in the news that all 809 railway passengers stranded in Srivaikuntam, which was affected by severe floods near Thoothukudi in southern Tamil Nadu, were evacuated on Tuesday. First they were taken by buses to Vanchi Maniyachchi railway station, from where they will be taken to Chennai by a special train. A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Governor RN Ravi at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday evening. The meeting has also been held to review the current situation and ongoing rescue and relief operations, bring better coordination among agencies and mobilize additional resources for rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas. In which central agencies and defense forces participated but no representative of the government participated. On the other hand, in view of the magnitude of the disaster in the state, Chief Minister MK Stalin has written a letter to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday requesting the Center to deploy maximum number of helicopters for relief and rescue operations.

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