Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin takes stock of rain situation in State
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin today, November 2 visited the State control room for disaster management at Chennai to take stock of the situation due to continuous rain in many districts of the State. A coordination meeting of State Ministers and officials was held at Chennai to assess the preparedness for North East Monsoon.Speaking to the media in Chennai this morning, Minister for Revenue Administration and Disaster Management KKSSR Ramachandran said that 1500 NDRF personnel are fully prepared to tackle flood-related situations. He said that district authorities have been advised to coordinate with the officials of the Met Department, NDRF, SDRF, Fire, and Rescue personnel to tackle the situation. AIR Correspondent reports, with the advent of the North East Monsoon in the State, northern districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall in many places. Educational institutions have been closed today as a preventive measure. The Government informed that more than five thousand camps are ready to provide shelter to people affected by floods in low-lying areas.Control rooms have been set up to monitor and alert the concerned authorities. Since the Met Department has announced that rains are bound to continue for five more days, the district administration in four rain-bound areas has been advised to take preemptive measures immediately.Due to rains in catchment areas, reservoirs supplying water to Chennai city are fast filling up surplus water will be released today evening. Two people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents. Health Department is also on alert to monitor and prevent the spread of diseases due to rain. Medical Camps have been set up as a preventive measure to deal with the situation.
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