How Chennai people are suffering after cyclone damages?

According to sources the government said 47 lakh food packets were distributed in chennai district alone till december 8, from the start of the rains due to the cyclone. In total, in chennai, Chengelpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts, 51 lakh food packets were provided to people. Over 58,000 kg of milk powder and nearly 10 lakh drinking water bottles were distributed besides bread and biscuit packets. Ministers and top officials took part in the meeting chaired by the Chief Minister. Under the influence of the cyclone, chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengelpet districts received a total of 109.41 cm rainfall (December 3 and 4).. Poonamallee (in Tiruvallur district, a chennai suburb) received 32 cm and Perungudi (Chennai) received 29 cm.

Meanwhile the DMK regime data-faced flak from main opposition AIADMK and the bjp over its handling of the situation due to the rains and floods. Also, people from a cross-section of society expressed their anguish and disappointment in the social media. local people surrounded chennai Mayor R priya and posed a volley of questions over several issues. The ruling party had maintained that there would be no water-logging in view of proper implementation of storm water drain works. However, there was heavy inundation and access to localities such as Pallikaranai was cut off; marooning people and houses came under sheets of water in various areas.

Vehicles including cars, two-wheelers and commerical vehicles were submerged. Thirteen insurance firms have said that so far, a total of 2,320 claims have been received for vehicles, which includes motorcycles, cars and commercial vehicles. There was no milk supply for two days at the least and the city and neighbourhoods witnessed a short supply of drinking water cans as well. The Chief Minister’s announcement of cyclone relief comes against this background. He had said on friday that only due to the completion of storm water drain work ahead of the monsoon season, a massive catastrophe was averted despite unprecedented rains due to the cyclone. The state government has sought an interim central relief of Rs 5,060 crore and the Centre has cleared two instalments of Rs 450 crore each to tamil Nadu.

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