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Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 15:27
Chennai rains: Rescue ops in full swing, a few buses back on roads
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Rescue personnel worked on a war footing to evacuate people stranded in the low-lying areas of Chennai on Thursday as local authorities coordinated with the army and central agencies to distribute relief and medical supplies across the city.

As many as 1,200 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials were deployed across the city while the coast guard put into action rubberized motor boats to ferry some of the three million people marooned by floods triggered by the worst rains in a century.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas as civic authorities used bulldozers and bags of concrete to repair collapsed roads, while several bridges went under water as urban lakes breached their banks.

Urban volunteer teams coordinated over social media to distribute provisions, cooked food and ferry people out of inundated houses and apartments.

Chennai and several coastal areas of the state were marooned in flood waters on Wednesday following incessant heavy rains that pounded the city and the neighboring districts cutting the state capital from rail and road links even as the airport was shut down for the day.

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