India’s Tamil Nadu state has been hit by the worst flood in a hundred years. The death toll in floods due to heavy rains has risen to 10. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain for two more days. It is feared that the flood situation will further deteriorate.
Roads and houses in this area have been submerged. People’s lives have been disrupted. Considering the situation, the state government has announced closure of all educational institutions in Thirunelveli and Tenkasi districts. Heavy rains and floods are disrupting train movement. Several trains have been cancelled.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said in a statement that disaster management department personnel are carrying out emergency rescue operations in the affected areas.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of the state held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the flood situation. Meanwhile, MK Stalin called for the declaration of national calamity and disaster relief fund in the affected areas.
Earlier in the beginning of this month, Tamil Nadu received heavy rains under the influence of Cyclone Mighaum. This caused massive flooding in the state. Many areas of the state capital city of Chennai were submerged. At least 17 people died.