Officials conduct rescue operation in flooded southern India
The NDRF team is continuously conducting rescue operations to save people stuck in flooded regions in southern India’s Tamil Nadu.
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The incident took place in Thoothukudi district on December 18.
Visuals showed the officials partially submerged in muddy water, carrying a swimming tube ring tied to a rope to reach a man for his rescue. They were seen struggling due to the fast-flowing water. In the end, after a long period of hard work, they reached the man, placed him in the tube, and pulled him towards the tree.
Tamil Nadu is currently facing extreme weather conditions marked by continuous heavy rainfall impacting the southern districts. Areas such as Palayamkottai and Kanyakumari have been especially hard-hit, resulting in significant disruptions and the need for evacuation efforts. In response to the inclement weather, schools in four districts, including Thoothukudi and Virudhunagar, have been closed. The state government has declared a holiday for educational institutions, banks, and other private entities in the most affected regions.
The persistent rains have led to the filling of 40 lakes to their capacity in the Kovilpatti area of Thoothukudi district, raising concerns about potential breaches. To assist those displaced by the floods, relief camps have been set up to provide shelter and essential services.
The Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management in Tamil Nadu has assured that precautionary measures are in place, including the deployment of State Disaster Response Forces and National Disaster Response Force teams to ensure public safety. Additionally, the Meteorological Department has issued warnings for cyclonic winds in coastal areas, posing additional challenges for residents and authorities alike.