After Chennai, the risk of floods in Madurai also increased, two teams of NDRF deployed


The India Meteorological Department has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on November 10 and 11. This can submerge roads and low-lying areas. Some rivers may flood. People living in low-lying areas of Chennai have been advised to move to safer places. In such a situation, NDRF teams have been deployed under the instructions of the government.

Talking to reporters, NDRF Inspector KK Payasi said that two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Madurai. Each team consists of 22-22 people. Both the NDRF teams had reached the Madurai Collector’s office on Monday morning.

Talking to reporters, the NDRF Inspector said that after the alert of the Indian Meteorological Department, the NDRF teams have been asked to remain alert. Each team also includes four officers. “Teams are on standby and ready to be deployed in case of emergency like flood, tsunami, earthquake,” Payasi said.


“Primarily we will cover Madurai district along with entire south zone as per the directions of the district magistrate. In case of emergency we will join the rescue team soon,” he said.
NDRF will carry out operation to rescue the victims including rope rescue operation in case of emergency.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDRF) on Sunday deployed four of its teams in Tamil Nadu on the request of the state government’s Revenue Administration Commissioner. This has happened after the alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). It is being told that due to the disturbance emanating from the Bay of Bengal, many parts of Tamil Nadu are receiving torrential rains.

The Madurai District Magistrate had on Sunday directed the general public to move to safer places about the incessant rains and rising water level in the Vaigai catchment area.


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