Friday, December 4, 2015

Rain continues in some areas, thousands resued

Life for people in Chennai continues to be difficult though rains have stopped in the city. Many areas in Chennai still remain under water and supply of essentials is difficult, say residents.
“Waterlogging continues to be there. The only mercy was that there were no rains,” said Viswanath, a resident.
The water flow in the Adyar river has come down and the amount of surplus water was released into the river from the Chembarambakkam lake.
  • Fire Service personnel on rescue operation at a flood-hit area in Vyasarpadi, Chennai, on Friday. Photo: V. Ganesan

    Fire Service personnel on rescue operation at a flood-hit area in Vyasarpadi, Chennai, on Friday.

Southern Railways have announced special trains to Tirunelveli, Rameswaram and Howrah from Chennai Beach station. The power supply was restored in the areas where water has receded, but it was still cut in many other places.

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Mobile phone services, which had taken a severe beating following the heavy downpour on Tuesday, were partially restored even as other services such as ATMs continued to remain shut.
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NDRF intensified its relief and rescue operations in the rain and flood-battered Chennai and its adjoining areas as it added 20 more teams for the job and rescued over 10,000 people till now. 
Rains abate, but localities in south continue to be flooded. 
(NDRF personnel during the rescue operation in Kotturpuram, Chennai on Thursday. PTI)
Bodies of 14 people, nine men and five women, who died in a private hospital in Chennai, were brought to the Royapettah Government Hospital in the city on Friday for postmortem.
The resident medical officer of the government hospital confirmed that all the bodies had come from MIOT Hospital at Manapakkam. Relatives of the patients claimed that the critical care systems failed because of lack of power at MIOT Hospital, because of heavy flooding over the last few days. 
A physically challenged person wades through flood waters on Pantheon Road. 
However, communication lines — landline and mobile — remain disrupted.

In heavily flooded areas like Mudichur and Tambaram, people were looking up to the skies praying for the rains to stop, and for relief materials.

Valasaravakkam16:26Water receding in Valasaravakkam, some parts of the area have power and phone netwrok.
Velacherry15:11Rescue operations at Ram Nagar in Velacherry are taken by NDRF team. Almost all are evacuated from here.
Adyar14:50Water has gone down in many areas - Mylapore, Nesapakkam, Alwarpet, Adyar, Kotturpuram, Jafferkhanpet.
Anna Nagar13.30Road route: Annanagar 6th Avenue to 1st avenue in Chintamani to Kilpauk Garden Road are all dry.
Alwarpet12.00Sithammal colony has no power. no network. bsnl landlines working. Knee deep water.
Ashok Nagar11.50 amAreas around Pillar, Jawahar Vidyalaya, McDonald's etc. are all dry. Area near Hot Chips has ankle level water. Hip or chest high water on 9th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th Avenues. Knee high on 4th Avenue. 10th Avenue is dry.
Cathedra Road/RK Salai12.30 pmRoads are dry and clear
Egmore12.40 pmRoads are dry
KK Nagar12.00Not much water in most places. People queuing up to buy milk. Bharadhidasan colony is absolutely dry. But no power.
Mandaveli10.45 amSave a few puddles Music Academy to Mandaveli bus depot, road is dry.
Madipakkam11.40 a.m.Boats being sent from Kaiveli to inside streets at Bagirathi Nagar. More boats required.
Medavakkam11.30 amMain road from Medvakkam all the way past Kilkattalai toward Velachery Radial Road is open on both sides.
Mylapore8.50 amMobile network working. Milk, grocery available. Shops are open. Power is back. Roads are clear too.
Nungambakkam12.30 pmMost of the main roads are dry
Thiruvanmiyur11.45 amNorth and South Mada streets are dry and shops open. Thiruvanmiyur flower market is open.
West Mambalam11 amArya Gowda Road: water has receded; shops open; power network down. Duraiswamy Subway cordoned off from Brindavan Street. Rangarajapuram flyover is open. Rangarajapuran street and Rathnammal street still water logged.
Vadapalani11.53 amAvoid using 100 feet road via Vadapalani/Koyambedu/Arumbakam. Route blocked on one side and thigh deep water on other. Shell Petrol station functioning.
Velachery12.42 pmGanga Nagar evacuated and secured.

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