In response to the unprecedented rains caused by cyclonic storm Michaung in the districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu, the Tamil Nadu government has taken proactive steps to streamline rescue and relief operations. An exclusive help desk has been established at the State Disaster Management Control Room in Ezhilagam, dedicated to coordinating the efforts of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and individual volunteers.
Chief Minister MK Stalin has urged individuals, volunteer teams, and organizations willing to contribute to rescue and relief works to register their details with the help desk. This strategic move aims to ensure a well-organized and efficient response to the ongoing crisis.
To facilitate the registration process, interested parties can contact the following officials through the provided contact numbers:
- - Sheik Mansoor, Assistant Commissioner (9791149789)
- - Babu, Assistant Commissioner (9445461712)
- - Subburaj, Assistant Commissioner (9895440669)
- - General contact number (7397766651)
Once registered, NGOs and volunteers will be strategically deployed to areas where their assistance is most needed.
The government`s swift action involves teams from the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force, along with personnel from the Fire and Rescue Services departments, actively engaged in relief and rescue operations. These teams are tirelessly working to rescue people stranded in flood-affected areas, utilizing boats and other vehicles for evacuation.