Tamil Nadu Rain: 3 Killed, Food Sent On Chopper & Other Important Updates

Here are all of the latest and important updates regarding the flooding situation in Tamil Nadu.

by Tooba Shaikh
Tamil Nadu Rain: 3 Killed, Food Sent On Chopper & Other Important Updates

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a lot of torrential rain. Scores of people have been adversely affected by it and some have even lost their lives. Relief measures are on the way but the situation is still dire. Here are all of the latest and important updates regarding the situation in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Rain Updates: Latest News From The Region

1. 7,500 People Leave Home

According to an article which was recently published by News18, owing to the heavy rain in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu, as many as 7,500 people have had to leave their homes and move to relief centres.

2. CM M K Stalin Visits Delhi To Meet With PM And Discuss Relief Efforts

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadi, M K Stalin reached Delhi on December 18. There, he will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss what relief measures can be taken for the affected people in the state.

3. Worst-Hit Districts In The State

The worst-hit districts are Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari. Roads to many of these regions have been submerged and entry has been cut off. The water level has also risen to a point where it is entering the homes of the people. As of now, Southern Railway’s engineering wing is working on restoring traffic in affected areas.

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4. Restoration Work In Affected Areas

As per the News18 article, the Madurai main line, which was also affected by rains, will be restored by Wednesday evening. The restoration work for Maniyachchi, Tiruchendur, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin’s branch lines is put on hold and will resume after a complete assessment when the water recedes.

5. 800 Passengers Stuck On Express Train At Srivaikuntam Station

Around 800 passengers were stuck on an express train at Srivaikuntam. Out of these, 300 passengers were transported to a nearby relief facility set up at a government school using four state transport buses and two minivans. Unfortunately though, as per the News18 article, the rest of the 500 passengers could not be transported owing to an overflowing bridge on the way.

6. Three People Dead Because Of Tamil Nadu Rains

If reports are to go by, so far at least three people have lost their lives owing to the heavy rain in this Indian state. However, an official count has not been released yet.

7. Food Sent On Choppers

A chopper carrying food for the adversely affected has been sent to Srivaikuntam from Madurai. Another helicopter with around two tonnes of relief materials left Sulur but couldn’t reach the destination it was heading to. It was therefore sent to Madurai and the drop off of the relief materials is now scheduled for Wednesday.

Also Read: Cyclone Michaung: Public Holiday Declared On Dec 5 As Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu Brace For Storm

Do you know anyone who is in Tamil Nadu? How were they affected by this stormy weather and how are they managing to get by? Let us know in the comments section below!

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