Cyclone Michaung: 162 relief camps set up, NDRF deployed in Chennai

The Greater Chennai Corporation has set up 162 relief camps and more than 50 medical centres as Cyclone Michaung continued to bring heavy spells of rains resulting in flooding.
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As Cyclone Michaung continues to bring heavy rains to Chennai city resulting in flooding in several areas, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has set up relief camps and medical camps in all the zones. The GCC has also deployed the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) in the city to aid in rescue activities. According to the Corporation, 162 relief centres with capacities varying from 100 to 500 people have been opened up for the public to seek shelter.

Additionally, medical camps have been set up in 52 centres across the city.

Nine NDRF teams consisting of 250 members have been deployed in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Villpuram in view of the heavy rains. Three more teams have been recruited from Bengaluru as well to help with the relief work. Apart from this, three disaster response teams from Arakkonam have also been directed to carry out rescue operations in Chennai.

It is to be noted that several parts of Chennai received more than 20 cm rainfall in the last 24 hours due to Cyclone Michaung. As of 12.30 pm on Monday, December 4, the cyclone had intensified as a severe cyclonic storm and is 90 km northeast of the Chennai coast. It is expected to move along north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh before making landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam at 11.30 am on Tuesday.

Verified helpline numbers: 

Chennai Corporation (tree fall/waterlogging) - 1913

Electricity - 94987 94987

Metro water and sewage - 044 4567 or 1916

Snake rescue - 044 2220 0335

LPG gas leakage - 1906 

Chennai metro rail - 1860425 1515

Blue cross (animal rescue) - 

Chennai Cares (on X) - @ChennaiCares

Ambulance - 108 

Police - 100 

Traffic police - 103 

Childline - 1098 

Women’s helpline - 181

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