16,000 people rescued from flood
Chennai: Army has 60 Rescue and Relief teams including Medical teams deployed who are carrying out rescue operations in the most critical flood affected areas of Chennai. Four medical teams are being deployed by Army to deal with anticipated flood related medical problems. Five additional Rescue and Relief teams from Bangalore have been dispatched and are likely to be deployed for rescue operations at Chennai by evening today.
The Army Rescue and Relief teams have been operating in areas which are the worst hit by the floods in Tambaram, Pallikaranai, Kotturpuram, Pallavaram, Velacheri, Mannipakkam, Sidco Nagar, Perungudi and also along areas adjacent to the Adyar River.
The Rescue teams have successfully rescued over 7000 stranded people using boats and about 9,000 people have been rescued using vehicles. Army has also distributed relief materials including water and food to over 20,000 people. In areas where the rescue operations have been brought under control, Army is assisting the civil administration with relief work in the form of medical assistance, food supply etc.
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