Chief minister Stalin said that the people are returning to normalcy after the flood and a central team will soon come to tamil Nadu to study the damage. Union Defense minister Rajnath Singh arrived in chennai today to take stock of the damage in chennai, Chengalpattu, kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts due to the heavy rains caused by Cyclone Mikjam in tamil Nadu. He was accompanied by Union minister of State L. Murugan and National Disaster Management Authority Secretary Kamal Kishore. Union Defense minister Rajnath Singh inspected the affected areas by helicopter. Later, chief minister M.K. A consultative meeting was held in which Stalin, Union minister Rajnath Singh, Central and State Ministers and senior government officials attended.



In this meeting, a review meeting was conducted through video-visual with heads of 12 district administrations of chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, kanchipuram, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Vellore and Iranipet to the affected people. It was advised to give advance warning and accommodate them in relief centers and ensure that the relief camps have all the basic facilities including food, safe drinking water and electricity.


Also, regarding the steps to be taken by the electricity Board to prevent accidents due to power leakage during rains and floods, to ensure that the emergency department is functioning 24 hours a day in the government hospitals, and to keep the kitchens ready to serve food to the affected people, the district administration, the corporation and the local bodies, It was also advised that all government departments, including police, fire and rescue services, should work together.


Heavy rains on december 3 and 4 due to Cyclone 'Miqjam' resulted in a total of 109.41 cm in chennai, Tiruvallur, kanchipuram and Chengalpattu districts. The Union minister was informed that heavy rains have caused huge damage, especially 32 cm in Tiruvallur district, Poontamalli and 29 cm in Chennai-Perungudi. Union Defense minister Rajnath Singh was informed that field surveys are being carried out under the supervision of Ministers and senior government officials in the affected districts and necessary relief is being provided and rehabilitation work is being carried out expeditiously on a wartime basis.


20 Ministers of the State, more than 50 indian Civil service Officers and indian Police service Officers have been assigned to intensify the damage caused by this storm and the necessary relief and rescue work, and the details of all of them working in the field were highlighted. It was reported that the people trapped in the flooded areas are being rescued and kept safely in the camps, and essential items such as food, drinking water, medicine, blankets and mats are being provided to them, and medical camps are being conducted to protect them from the diseases that may occur during the rainy season.


The National Disaster Response Team and State Disaster Response Teams along with police, fire and rescue services and government departments were also briefed on the speedy rescue operations. Union minister Rajnath Singh was briefed about the damage to various infrastructures like roads, bridges and public buildings in the four districts of chennai, Chengalpattu, kanchipuram and Thiruvallur which were affected by the storm, the micro, small and medium enterprises and the livelihood of the small traders and lakhs of people. .


In addition, chief minister Stalin also informed that he has written to prime minister Modi requesting an interim relief of Rs 5,060 crore to repair the damages caused by Mijam storm and requested the Union government to provide the interim relief amount requested by tamil Nadu government as soon as possible for the damages caused by the storm.

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