FLOOD RELIEF OPERATIONS IN CHENNAI BY INDIAN ARMED FORCES

Heavy rains have lashed Chennai and surrounding areas for past one week.  Due to these torrential rains several areas in and around Chennai have got flooded and inundated.
Tamil Nadu State Government requisitioned the Army in the evening of 16 Nov 2015 for conduct of Flood Relief Operations. Immediately, one flood relief column, with six Boat Assault Universal Type (BAUTS) and two ‘Out Board Motors’ (OBM) were activated and deployed by 2115h from the Garrison Infantry Battalion located at Chennai. At 0600 hr on 17 Nov 15 the second column was deployed.

Both Columns are carrying out relief operations at Tambaram and Mudichur areas in Chennai. Till 1600 hours on 17 November 15, the columns had rescued approximately 882 civilians and distributed 350 food packets and water bottles. In addition a medical team has provided first aid and medical assistance to about 200 persons. Assistance was also provided to two civil hospitals (Miot and Global Hospital) for shifting of patients. The relief operations are in progress.















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