111 Dies In Tamil Nadu | Chennai Floods 2015

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday (November 19) assured “all possible help” to Tamil Nadu after chief minister J Jayalalithaa appraised him of the situation arising out of the “unprecedented” rain and floods, especially in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore districts. Jayalalithaa on Thursday called up Rajnath and requested him to depute a central team to the state to make an on the spot assessment of the rain damage in the state and recommend release of the central assistance without delay. Later, the Union home minister tweeted: “Spoke to TN CM, who appraised me of the flood situation in the state. The Centre is assisting the state agencies of TN in rescue and relief ops. Assured TN CM of all possible help.” The chief minister indicated to the Union minister that the assessment of flood damage was being undertaken across the state and the government would submit its detailed memorandum seeking assistance from the national disaster response fund and other central funding by November 23, an official press release said. The Union home minister told Jayalalithaa that a central team would be sent to Tamil Nadu on receipt of the memorandum from the state government. “The chief minister detailed the precautionary measures taken by the government and also the extensive, immediate relief and rescue efforts launched under her leadership through teams of ministers and senior officials deputed to each of the flood affected districts,” the release said.

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