Tamil Nadu rain fury: Over 10,000 take shelter in 114 relief camps

Tamil Nadu rain fury: Over 10,000 take shelter in 114 relief camps
A woman and a boy walk under an umbrella during heavy rains in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

 

Chennai, November 5 (PTI): More than 10,000 people in rain- battered Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Nagapattinam districts have taken shelter in over 100 relief camps, the Tamil Nadu government said today. The state has gauged 174 mm of rainfall between October 27 and November 3, a government statement said. As many as 10,640 residents in low-lying areas have taken shelter in 114 relief centres in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Nagapattinam, the statement said. The incessant downpour has brought the districts to their knees. Special rescue and relief teams have been formed and dams and reservoirs are being monitored to prevent anti-social elements from creating problems, the statement said.

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