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Flood alert given to 4, 400 areas in Tamilnadu

Flood alert given to 4, 400 areas in Tamilnadu
Flood alert given to 4, 400 areas in Tamilnadu

Reportedly with the Northeast Monsoon set to arrive in Tamil Nadu by October 1, the state government has started putting all precautionary measures in place. According to a report the government of Tamilnadu has identified around 4,400 flood-prone areas across the state and has instructed officials to be on high alert. 

Flood alert given to 4, 400 areas in Tamilnadu

Meanwhile most parts of Tamilnadu receive its quota of annual rainfall from the Northeast monsoon, which begins in mid-October and lasts till December. Furthermore Tamilnadu minister for Revenue RB UdhayaKumar said that these flood-prone zones have been identified in 32 districts in Tamilnadu and that zonal teams will be formed for relief and rescue operations.

After launching a manual on disaster management, RB Udhayakumar reviewed preparatory work with Additional Chief Secretaries K Satyagopal and Atulya Mishra and the Director of Disaster Management D Jagannathan. Moreover in order to prevent diseases from spreading during disasters, the government has also deployed around 31,000 first-aid officers across the state, of which around 9,000 are women. Perhaps citizens can call 1070 to get authentic messages and alerts about disasters like cyclones or floods. Minister Udhayakumar also said that 8,642 persons have been assigned to rescue cattle stuck in water. 

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