Army Flood Relief in Chennai – Update on 07 Dec 2015
The Army has over 61 Teams in Tamil Nadu undertaking Rescue and Relief Operations in co-ordination with the Civil Administration. The teams from Chennai as well as those from Hyderabad, Bangalore & Delhi have rescued more than 19,500 stranded people. Four Army Medical Teams are also providing Medical Aid in various parts of Chennai. So far, the Army has distributed more than 1,00,000 Relief Packets provided by the State Govt and some NGOs besides those from within own resources.
Ten Rescue and Relief teams out of the above effort along with two medical teams of the Army have also been located at Cuddalore and Bhuvanagiri for immediate action as required by the State Administration. The focus has now shifted to relief operations and rendering of medical aid in coordination with the agencies involved including Civil Administration and NGOs.