TN Chief Minister Stalin announces two-day holiday for schools in four districts

Stalin stated authorities had been utilizing excessive energy pumps to take away water from waterlogged areas in over 500 areas.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin introduced a two-day holiday for schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpet and Kancheepuram districts because of extreme rains and the forecast for extra rains over the subsequent two days. He additionally requested individuals with plans to journey to Chennai to postpone their journey by two or three days.

Mr. Stalin was talking to reporters after visiting the Disaster Management Control Room following his go to to quite a lot of flood-affected areas to watch the aid course of.

The Chief Minister stated he had ordered officers to make sure individuals get aid supplies, take away water from residential localities. He stated NDRF group, police and hearth personnel had been working in coordination around the clock to hold out rescue and aid operations. Mr. Stalin stated officers of the Greater Chennai Corporation too had been working around the clock.

Mr. Stalin stated Chennai witnessed extraordinarily heavy rainfall in the previous 24 hours with rain of over 20 cms. 10 different districts — Karur, Tiruvallur, Namakkal, Pudukottai, Sivaganga, Tiruchi, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Erode — too recorded over 20 cms of rainfall, he stated. He stated four NDRF groups had been deployed to Madurai and Chengalpet districts.

He stated authorities had been utilizing excessive energy pumps to take away water from waterlogged areas in over 500 areas. “People are also being moved to safe locations. 160 relief camps are ready in Chennai. 44 are already in operation and food is being provided there,” he stated.

Mr. Stalin stated over 50,000 meals packets had been distributed in Chennai and this might proceed. He additional added that he had ordered officers to repair fallen electrical energy poles and repair potholes on precedence. “It is also my request to the people to avoid waterlogged areas for safety reasons,” he stated.

On accusations by the AIADMK of the DMK authorities being unprepared, Mr. Stalin stated some had been making accusations for political features. “Everyone knows what happened at Chembarambakkam in their regime. I don’t want to go into all that now. When we got information about the rains, under my leadership and the Chief Secretary, we advised district collectors to make necessary arrangements on Saturday itself,” he stated.

On the waterlogging in Chennai and surrounding districts, he stated it was because of extreme rainfall in a really quick time period. “After we came to power, we immediately started clearing the storm water drains and took action on the canals in the delta regions. In the last 10 years, they [AIADMK] did not do anything. We started working once we came to power. We are 50% satisfied with our work, the remaining 50% we are working and will be done soon,” he stated.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-07 16:01:36

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