CHENNAI, Dec. 5, 2023 (TBINN)
A dozen people lost their lives in various rain-related incidents in and around the city while personnel on fishing boats and farm tractors were engaged in rescuing stranded people today.
The city and adjoining districts faced relentless rains on Monday as the severe cyclonic storm Michaung loomed over North coastal areas of Tamil Nadu.
Several District Disaster Response Teams (D.D.R.T.) were formed to carry out relief work in all rain-affected areas across the city.
In Muthialpet locality of city’s outskirts, 54 families were rescued and a woman who had just given birth was relocated to a safer place from Saligramam in the city.
More than 250 people from low-lying areas found refuge at a school camp in Kotturpuram. Additionally, 22 passengers stranded after their local bus got stuck in rainwater, were transferred to a relief camp set up at the Middle School in Pallavaram.