On Tuesday, the news came of Tamil Nadu rain havoc, in which ten people were killed. The heavy rain alerts in the various parts of southern districts in the last two days have disrupted people’s lives. It has been said by a senior bureaucrat that the heavy rain forecast by the Indian meteorological department was also wrong, as heavy rain was received in various districts in 2 days.
10 People died
From reports, it is determined that ten people have died in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts because of heavy rain. Some people lost their lives because of the wall collapse, and some people died because of electrocution. Reports gave some details on rain and said that Tuticorin and Tirunelveli witnessed heavy flooding and rain. The Collector KP Karthikeyan of Tirunelveli also gave details on flood situations and said that the total casualties were 9.
All schools and colleges have been shut down.
In view of the heavy rain, all the schools and colleges have been shut down in Thirunelveli and Tenkasi districts. Similarly, a holiday has also been declared in the Thuthukudi district.
Train services have been closed on Wednesday due to heavy rain in those districts. The Southern Railway launched a list of canceled/partially canceled trains. Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari Exp Spl and Nagercoil-Tirunelveli Exp Spl had been completely cancelled. Several regions endured reeling beneath floods as authorities performed rescue and comfort operations.
Natural calamity case- MK Stalin said to PM
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadum, MK Stalin, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave a request petition to claim the damage because of the Michaung typhoon and the heavy rain in southern districts as a national calamity and to offer comfort funds. He stated that the damage caused by heavy rain has not been seen in history in 100 years in the southern districts.
MK Stalin asked PM Modi to provide economic help to strengthen the efforts for livelihood aid and take some actions to improve the public infrastructure that was affected by recent flooding in the country’s southern districts.
“As a direct relief, I will ask for funds from the National Disaster Fund. Tamil Nadu has faced two disasters continuously, and I will urge the PM to release the funds as soon as possible,” stated CM MK Stalin.
“I actually have requested for 7,300 crore for immediate comfort and 12,000 crore for everlasting alleviation. We have announced Rs 6000 as a remedy to the ones laid low by the flood. It is being dispensed. Only while we get the relaxation fund from the PM can we whole the relaxation work absolutely”, said Chief Minister MK Stalin.
“Thirunelveli and Thuthukudi districts have faced heavy rain. Kayalpatnam has faced the 94cm rains,” said CM. The life of 10 people was lost in a natural calamity. All the schools and colleges have been shut down in these districts. Talking about measures, Stalin said, “8 Ministers and 10 IAS officers were despatched there for rescue and alleviation. 15 teams of SDRF and 10 NDRF groups are on the floor with different forces. 230 guys skilled by way of SDRF are also hired. 12,553 people were rescued and located in 143 shelters. Food is being disbursed to the usage of helicopters in flooded regions.