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Re: Chennai floods

Postby svenkat » 05 Dec 2015 12:07

Video showing adayar overflowing saidapet bridge

It seems 7 deer were washed (where?) by the floodwaters.One can see two deer in the video.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby svenkat » 05 Dec 2015 12:12

http://www.abplive.in/india-news/chennai-floods-authorities-shocked-as-water-travelled-to-different-part-of-cities-through-metro-tunnels-255524

Chennai’s floods had a secret weapon this time – the tunnels of the city Metro’s yet-to-be-operational underground section.
Waters from the swollen Adyar and Cooum rivers found their way into these under-construction tunnels and inundated areas unaffected by previous floods, taking city planners and Metro engineers by surprise.
A part of the Metro’s tracks leaves the underground section to climb onto the Saidapet bridge over the Adyar. So, when the river overflowed its banks, the big hole that was the Metro tunnel proved an entry channel.
The water coursed through the tunnels right up to the heart of the arterial road, Anna Salai, where the approach for three Metro stations had been dug.
For the first time, the central and south Chennai neighbourhoods of Alwarpet, Teynampet and T. Nagar were under sloshing rainwater.
“Floodwaters in Chennai usually stagnate for a day but this time they have entered new areas and are staying put,” S. Ramakrishnan of Sriram Nagar observed.
A senior railway official whose Alwarpet home is flooded, with his two cars submerged in the basement, said this had never happened before and the only reason could be the Metro tunnel.
“Metro officials admitted they had not anticipated such a turn of events, since the Adyar’s earlier flood history showed it had swirled over the bridge only once in 1986, that too for just a few hours.”
Residential areas like Anna Nagar and Shenoy Nagar, below which another underground segment of the Metro runs, too experienced floodwaters at doorsteps for the first time.

A Metro engineer said a way had to be found to prevent a repeat that could prove disastrous once the underground section becomes operational.
The lone section of the Metro that is operational – an elevated portion inaugurated in July – has been a hit during these floods, though, with surface-level trains and buses severely crippled. Its hours have been extended.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby svenkat » 05 Dec 2015 12:21

A bridge on the Avadi-poonamallee road collapsing

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby svenkat » 05 Dec 2015 12:24

A message in whatsapp

Railway station varum,airport varumnu sonnanga,water varumnu chollavellaillaye.The real estate prices in mudichur were ridiculous sometime back.

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Re: Chennai floods

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby ArmenT » 05 Dec 2015 13:02

Message from FB friend on the ground:

Chembarampakam Reservoir is currently very safe, both structurally as well hydraulically. The full depth of storage is 24 ft, now the depth of storage is 22 ft only. Maximum discharge is 36000 cusecs but present discharge is only 3500 cusecs only i.e. is less than 10% of maximum. Chembarampakam is safe.

Also, couple of special trains being operated:
1. A special train will be operated from Chennai Beach to Bangalore o­n 05.12.2015. The train will leave Chennai Beach at 16.30 hrs. o­n 05.12.2015.

2. A special train will be operated from Bangalore to Chennai Beach o­n 06.12.2015. The train will leave Bangalore at 09.00 hrs. o­n 06.12.2015.
The special trains will stop at Perambur, Tiruvallur, Arakkonam, Sholinghur, Walajah Road, Mukundarayapuram, Katpadi, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Whitefield, Krishnarajapuram and Bangalore Cantonment.

3. Chennai Beach to Tirunelveli special train (via Katpadi, Villupuram,Tiruchchirappalli and Madurai).will leave Chennai Beach at 12.30 hrs o­n 05.12.2015 .
Stoppages: Perambur, Tiruvallur, Arakkonam, Katpadi, Villupuram, Vridhachalam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Kovilpatti and Vanchi Maniyachi.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 13:19

Minister Sharma said commercial flight services cannot be resumed at the airport as of now. "The airport's basement is still inundated with water. We should give it two days. Once power supply is restored and water evacuation happens, we can restart commercial flight services," he added.
Seven flights were operated by Air India and some private airlines yesterday from the Rajali Naval air station in Arakkonam near Chennai to fly out stranded people. Operations at the Chennai airport were shut after a flooded runway forced the cancellation of all flights on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, train services will remain suspended till today, officials have said. The Home Secretary will chair a meeting with top officials from the NDRF and the Railway, Power and Telecom ministries in Delhi to discuss the situation.
Many areas of the city, which is slowly limping back to normalcy after experiencing record rain, are still waterlogged. Parts like Velachery, Muni Pakkam, Thuraipakkam, Tambaram, and Sholinganallur are still inundated. Relief effort by the Army, national and state disaster response forces are still continuing here.
It has been raining intermittently since last night. The Met department has predicted "light to moderate" rainfall till Sunday. In areas where water has receded, people are able to move out of their houses to procure essential commodities. Long queues can be seen at ATMs and petrol pumps.
The Tamil Nadu government claims about 80 per cent of power facilities have been restored. It also says 65 per cent bus services have resumed. Arranging safe drinking water still remains the biggest challenge for authorities. Prices of milk, vegetables and food items have also skyrocketed because of short supply. Milk is being sold for Rs. 100 a litre in some places. A bottle of mineral water costing Rs. 20 is being sold for Rs. 150. Vegetables like tomato and beans are being sold for Rs. 80 to Rs. 90 a kg.
The flood situation in the city had eased after water levels in the Adyar and Cooum rivers reduced following a sharp fall in water being released from Chembarapakkam, Pondi and Puzhal lakes.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had, on Thursday, said that there had been 269 deaths in Tamil Nadu since the heavy rain and flooding began last month. More than 10,000 people have been rescued so far by the Army and the National Disaster Response Force.
On Friday, 45 bodies were brought to a government hospital; 14 were patients from a private hospital who died allegedly after ventilators stopped working. The other deaths were reportedly caused due to electrocution and other rain-related incidents.
Schools, colleges and offices in Chennai have been forced to close and exams have been postponed. Telecom companies have offered free talk-time to their customers. Mobile phone services have been partially restored.

Chennai Airport Terminal Manager: 044-22563100 & 08056220066

Emergency Toll Free Number: 1910, State Emergency: 1070, District Emergency: 1077, Electricity:1912, Fire & Rescue: 101, Ambulance: 108, Tree fall, waterlogging - 1913, Sewage overflow - 45674567, 22200335

Helpline Numbers: Tiruvottiyur : 09445190001, Manali: 09445190002; Madhavaram: 9445190003, Ambattur: 9445190007; Tondiarpet: 9445190004, Royapuram: 9445190005; Annanagar: 9445190008, Teynampet: 9445190009, Alandur: 9445190012, Adyar: 9445190013,Perungudi: 9445190014

Flood Control Room: 28593990, 044-28410577,9445869843/47

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SSridhar » 05 Dec 2015 13:34

Many shops & banks have opened. Every shop is baling out water & mopping. Most ATMs are down, gas stations are closed. There are huge crowds in front of a few ATMs and gas stations that are open. The problem is because people are not able to come to work to drive fuel trucks and fillup cash in ATMs.

Most people in low-lying places like Jaffarkhanpet, Velachery, Kotturpuram have lost everything, valuables, clothes, documents. They do not know how they can recuperate.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby sastri » 05 Dec 2015 14:17

-----------------------------------Transcript Provided by IN on it's website-------------------------------------

http://www.indiannavy.nic.in/content/relief-operation-indian-navy-chennai#
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Relief operation by Indian Navy at Chennai

Following actions initiated for Chennai flood relief as of 1115h / 02 Dec 15 :-

A.Three flood relief team deputed as follows:-

i. One team comprising of 20 sailors (five divers and 15 good swimmers) with Gemini and associated gears deployed 01 Dec at 2145hours to Gandhi Nagar near Adyar bridge. Team returned 02 Dec 0200 hours after rescuing 15 stranded personnel.

ii. Team two consisting of one officer 16 sailors (Four divers and 12 good swimmers) two Geminis and 250 food packets deputed 02 Dec at 0725 hours to RDO Office, Tambaram upon State Governments request. Team directed to report to Secretary Tourism designated as Monitoring Officer.

iii. Team three from Rajali consisiting of two officers 50 sailors and 200 packets deployed 02 Dec at 0845 hours to RDO Tambaram office for central flood relief Operation thereafter.

iv. Additional boats being deployed to RDO office Tambaram for use by Rajali flood relief team

B. Rajali Parundu and ships put on standby for Helo/RPA sorties and deployment of boats/portable De-flooding pumps.

C. INS Chetlat on Palkbay patrol responded to distress call to rescue missing fishing vessel (Reg No. 10-MM-173) on 01 Dec at 1930 hours. Fishing vessel detected at 2210 hours with total loss of propulsion and power generation. Fishing vessel towed to Rameswaram and arrived jetty on 02 Dec at 0145 hours.

D. NCC Puducherry put on standby for providing boats for flood relief. Preliminary reports from Puducherry NCC indicate no flood situation, however being monitored.
Shelter for housing 100 needy personnel kept ready at INS Adyar.

E. Medical team kept standby for deputing at short notice.

F. Navy Helpline 044-25394240 promulgated and manned 24x7.

G. INS Airavat ex Vishakhapatnam being rushed to Chennai with Relief material.

H. UAVs being launched for assessment of situation in area.
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Re: Chennai floods

Postby sastri » 05 Dec 2015 15:06

Pictures of aide & relief ops by IN on 03/12/2015 and 04/12/2015.

1.Info graphic by IN
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INS Airavat, INS Shakti and INS Sahyadri docked at Chennai port trust.

2. INS Sahyadri getting towed past Chennai port trust cargo terminal
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3. INS Shakti docked at Chennai port trust and relief materials off-loaded
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4. Chetak onboard INS Airavat and Gemini boats being off-loaded
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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 17:45

Army Kid helping her father in monitoring helpline.

ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY ‏@adgpi 24h24 hours ago

An #IndianArmy officer’s daughter assisting her father in monitoring help lines during #Chennaifloods #Armykids

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby member_29001 » 05 Dec 2015 17:53

Any news about MRTS services? Being an elevated line for the most part will make it safer.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby arshyam » 05 Dec 2015 17:58

^^ Last I heard, it was not affected. I must admit I was surprised since the terminus is Velachery, and water accumulates around the station.

When Metro and MRTS saved the day - The Hindu, dated Dec 5 2015

Chennai Metro Rail sees nearly empty coaches on weekdays. But on Thursday, it resembled an MTC bus, as through the day, it received one lakh passengers.

Commuters were jostling and occupying every inch available to reach their destinations; most of them were trying to get to Koyambedu.

“It was my only hope to get my family to Koyambedu from Nanganallur. My wife and children will then take a bus to Tiruchi from there,” P. Thirunavukkarasu says.

Wheelchair-bound P. Ashok says he was stranded without help for hours and finally managed to leave his house with the help of his friends.

“But for the Metro Rail today, I can’t imagine how I would be travelling to Koyambedu today,” he says.

But that’s not all. Chennai Metro Rail stations have been used as a source of power for charging their mobiles for hundreds of people . P. Nandakumar, a resident of Ekkatuthangal, which has been cut off from other areas, brought a junction box from his residence and helped many.

For many commuters, mostly those from Velachery and Kotturpuram, the MRTS proved to be a lifeline on Thursday. Many people were seen queuing up and buying tickets at Mandeveli, Kasturibai Nagar and Kotturpuram. “Most of us managed to vacate our hostel today and are going to Chintadripet to a friend’s house. We had to walk till Madhya Kailash from Shastri Nagar and are glad to see the trains functioning,” said K. Mary, who was boarding the train from Kasturibai Nagar Station.

While the trains from Beach station to Velachery were relatively less crowded, the services from Velachery to Beach were jam-packed. There was one difference: instead of working professionals and students, which make up most of the regular crowd on the MRTS line, the trains were filled with families and groups of concerned and worried residents.

At the ticket counters in most stations, notices were pasted stating that trains from Chennai Central had been cancelled. As they are dry, most MRTS stations, especially the one at Chintadripet, are serving as shelters.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby Javee » 05 Dec 2015 18:06

MRTS has been running from Wednesday. Suburban trains have started plying on a lesser frequency, supposedly will run on the regular timings from tomorrow. Central and Egmore will resume services tonight. Metro has been running all through the flood, IIRC.

Long distance trains: https://twitter.com/GMSRailway/status/6 ... 3040624641
Suburban Trains: https://twitter.com/RailMinIndia/status ... 9213225984

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SriKumar » 05 Dec 2015 19:38

chaanakya wrote:Minister Sharma said commercial flight services cannot be resumed at the airport as of now. "The airport's basement is still inundated with water. We should give it two days. Once power supply is restored and water evacuation happens, we can restart commercial flight services," he added.

Exactly. It was bizarre when they declared the airport would open on Dec. 6th when water had even entered the terminal! If this picture is to be believed, water came out of the other side of the terminal into the drop-off/pickup areas.

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Again, not sure if the pictures are for Chennai airport (it does say so) but the escalator area was under almost knee-deep water. http://www.thecourierdaily.com/chennai- ... 2015/7645/

I think water would have found its way into basement if there is a door to basement in vicinity. All the electrical connections/equipment floor level and below will be damaged (escalator may have damage). One would expect basement to have a/c equipment, power distribution boxes etc.

From the above note by Chaanakya, it seems that the airport does not have power (maybe only emergency power), and they have not started pumping out water. Not sure but I think the floodwater is coming from Adayar river (judging by the silt deposited on the runway (it does not look like just rain water), upto runway and terminal, and unless Adayar recedes sufficiently, the airport can not prepare for commercial traffic (maybe just some military or emergency flights). Pure guess but after city power is restored to airport so pumping can begin, it might still be a week to make sure everything is functional and safe.

svenkat: that video of saidapet bridge was scary.
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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SaiK » 05 Dec 2015 19:47

svenkat wrote:A message in whatsapp

Railway station varum,airport varumnu sonnanga,water varumnu chollavellaillaye.The real estate prices in mudichur were ridiculous sometime back.

are your kidding me? didn't amma gov tell these folks about the lake beds are breaking up? firstly, they have to know their env and city infra before they live inside their own places.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby Gus » 05 Dec 2015 19:52

Social media is awash with shares of stories ...some genuine and some agenda pushing as well.

Some observations

Actor sidharth and RJ Balaji appreciated a lot for genuine getting down and dirty ground work.
Telugu actors and SL cricketers appreciated a lot for generous donations and on the same token SRK and aamir khan panned for the no show and even rajini getting panned for no visible help.
RSS getting some good memes and lately Muslim groups as well for distributing food to refugees inside a temple.
Tamil nationalist groups like Seeman etc getting very bad press for alleged no shows
Govt getting flak but govt servants like bus drivers, police, EB and corporation low level staff like manual dredgers getting lot of praise for being on the ground and helping out.
Army came late but getting good recognition for the heavy lifting.

Jj and her ministers fare the worst. Their perverted habit of sticking amma photo on private relief materials is outed and widely shared and panned. They will see the effect in elections at least in chennai area.
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Re: Chennai floods

Postby Comer » 05 Dec 2015 20:04

I had posted about affixing of the pics and how it could cost the elections but deleted because it was only on FB and could be motivated rumours.
But it seems that it is happening going by this report
http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/pr ... ials-36587

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SriKumar » 05 Dec 2015 20:05

Gus wrote:Their perverted habit of sticking amma photo on private relief materials is outed and widely shared and panned.

I hope this sticks. It is beyond perverse to go for publicity either on your own or through sycophantic underlings at a time of a catastrophe. She is not spending her money, it is the people's money being spent for relief and she and her ministers ARE THE GOVT. who's job it is to help out. The amma poster take-off on Bahubali was borderline sickening (to me atleast) irrespective of who organized it. People, middle-class and poor, have to realize that it is their RIGHT to expect govt help in times like these, and that govt is NOT doing a favor.

Certainly hats off to the bus drivers to continued to drive those buses in 5-7 feet of water. I still cannot understand how those buses actually functioned and did not stall. Leyland does some tough engineering, I must say.

Added later: Yes, they'll say that they did not ask for the posters/pictures and the party supporters did it. If they have any control over their party (and we know the level of control amma has over her party, it was in full display in front of the press when she was arrested in Bangalore), she could have stopped it on day one.
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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 20:06

Chennai Airport :Operational Status Update

Four ferry flights that were parked at Chennai Airport departed for Delhi, Mumbai and Port Blair today while one Cargo flight Singcargo B747 departed for Singapore via Bangalore. In addition to this, four more flights have departed from Chennai upto 1700 hrs today.

, Chennai airport was made available for Day, VFR (Visual Flight Rules) operations for technical, ferry and relief flights by yesterday evening, and the Runways and the Taxiways were cleared of water. Restoration of Airport Systems, CNS equipment, IT systems, Met equipment is in progress to resume IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) operations for all flights.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=132589

Ministry of Civil Aviation05-December, 2015 20:37 IST
Status Update on Chennai Airport

Day time all weather operations for domestic commercial flights from Chennai Airport will commence from tomorrow 6 AM i.e. on 6th December, 2015. DGCA will review the situation for night operations tomorrow.


http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=132596

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SwamyG » 05 Dec 2015 20:09

Rats and snakes in airport.

The youth seem to have stepped up, youth from all walks of life. Bright future for the country with so much commendable work being done.

Thanks to all people from other states for their timely help. It is moving and feels good to see a sense of belonging.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SaiK » 05 Dec 2015 20:11

Gus, Chennai is not for JJ play area is a given. And, you have to take it for granted everyone is trying to make political gain than genuine help. Firstly, genuine cases once identified are the ones that require some serious mil ops. And, for such rescue ops none of these political or #bhaiwood units can do anything!

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 20:14

http://floodcast.in/2015/12/05/critical ... -airforce/

Chennai FloodCast now connected directly to Army / Airforce special team working 24*7 in Chennai. Please request for most critical help , whatsapp your critical request to 7200845998 or my number 9820020753 . Also request your friends to share the most critical areas where help has still not reached.


I have sent whatsapp msg on first number for evacuation of some straded person. Response was like in 15 minutes, that msg passed on to volunteers. Someone called me within next 15 minutes and promised to send help within one and half hour. Senior Army/navy officer manning the msg group.

Also called flood control room number listed in my previous post . First number , initially busy, got connected and got the relevant info very politely. Secon number is Fax. Mobile numbers not lifted.

Airport Terminal Manager's number: first number blocked. second ring went on , not answered.

Perhaps need a centralised 911 type control room number for all purposes countrywide. There was such a proposal earlier before GELS2014. Don't know what happened. TRAI had conducted some coordination workshop.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 20:16

Chennai and TN in general , is full of good Samaritans. Perhaps result of Proselytisation. appreciate the work. I think even Bengaluru folks and NRIs have stood up to help.

Appreciate that.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby Gus » 05 Dec 2015 20:17

Srikumar - it remains to be seen if the SM fury will result in votes but the ones on the ground are expressing some righteous fury

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby durairaaj » 05 Dec 2015 20:18

Pasting of Amma's picture on aid packet was compelled by goons and local councillors. In Perungudi the AIADMK goons even threatened the aid providers and collected the food pockets and dropped in to the ditch.
In other places they blocked the trucks entering Chennai to paste the poster of Amma on the aid packets. In cuddalore they stopped distribution of food packets.
Its tragic and these inhuman people should be punished, but who will? It was aided by some policemen too. They were following the orders.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SaiK » 05 Dec 2015 20:22

chaanakya, your inference is correct, but your deduction is from a false premise. It requires a lot of AND ing.
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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SriKumar » 05 Dec 2015 20:23

Gus wrote:Srikumar - it remains to be seen if the SM fury will result in votes but the ones on the ground are expressing some righteous fury

Gus, it is good to see this righteous fury. It starts with expression of fury, or atleast an opinion. The good news is that atleast it is being expressed.

Whether or not they indulge in such cheap publicity next time, I do hope the people form an expectation that the govt (amma or kalaignar) ought to pro-actively help in disaster situations, either through early warning and preparation, or disaster relief later on, and that it is the people's right to expect it. This applies to ALL of India and not just TN.

Added later:
Sorry to take it off on a political tangent. This is still an information-and-relief thread.
(But any instances such as what durairaj posted above, should not be forgotten after normalcy returns).

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Re: Chennai floods

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 20:27

SriKumar wrote:
Exactly. It was bizarre when they declared the airport would open on Dec. 6th when water had even entered the terminal! If this picture is to be believed, water came out of the other side of the terminal into the drop-off/pickup areas.
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Again, not sure if the pictures are for Chennai airport (it does say so) but the escalator area was under almost knee-deep water. http://www.thecourierdaily.com/chennai- ... 2015/7645/

I think water would have found its way into basement if there is a door to basement in vicinity. All the electrical connections/equipment floor level and below will be damaged (escalator may have damage). One would expect basement to have a/c equipment, power distribution boxes etc. .


Yes it is Chennai Domestic Arrival terminal. There is an elevated parking just opposite to it. So water could have found its way from there via entry road.

The escalator is also for ground floor departure using buses. That is at ground and water from runway side could have entered into it. Scary.

Generators are there but due to flooding not operational.

Terminal is generally leaking in normal times as reported in Aviation thread and newspapers from time to time. I am sure it can not withstand this type of rains.

But I still hope operations to resume by tomorrow, at least day time as per PIB release.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 20:30

SaiK wrote:chaanakya, your inference is correct, but your deduction is from a false premise. It requires a lot of AND ing.

We can add n number of ANDs there. No issues. But that is not a false premise. It may not be sufficient or even necessary for deduction but needed for induction. Empirical observation only.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby Gus » 05 Dec 2015 20:30

Another story spreading that the goons tried this at an army relief vehicle and got dharma adi

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 20:31

Posting another Help message if someone needs it. From Whatsapp.

Dear All could you please post this across your social media feeds? This is on behalf of Avinash and here is his message. "I am putting together about 5 cars and drivers to commute back and forth between Bangalore and Chennai. If people need to be picked up from Chennai and brought to Bangalore or supplies need to be couriered from Bangalore to Chennai, we can help with the transport. Contact person Santhosh : +919538477108" Regards Avinash

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby deejay » 05 Dec 2015 20:48

durairaaj wrote:Pasting of Amma's picture on aid packet was compelled by goons and local councillors. In Perungudi the AIADMK goons even threatened the aid providers and collected the food pockets and dropped in to the ditch.
In other places they blocked the trucks entering Chennai to paste the poster of Amma on the aid packets. In cuddalore they stopped distribution of food packets.
Its tragic and these inhuman people should be punished, but who will? It was aided by some policemen too. They were following the orders.


This also happened to our vehicle at Cuddlore. The vehicle was headed to the interiors of Cuddalore. A member from our society was accompanying the vehicle. He sent a WhatsApp message saying that the vehicle was stopped and Amma's adverts were stuck on all boxes without even asking. It was done despite protests that these cartons were being sent by people with no affiliation to TN politics and the senders were private citizens.

Sad!

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby Javee » 05 Dec 2015 21:01

Poorly done bit sorta conveys the magnitude of the rain water,

http://m.indiatoday.in//video/chennai-r ... 37833.html

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 21:04

PM announces ex-gratia relief from PM’s National Relief Fund, for those affected by heavy rains and floods in Tamil Nadu


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2 lakhs each, from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods dues to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu.

An ex-gratia relief of Rs. 50,000 has also been sanctioned from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for those who were seriously injured in the floods.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby SaiK » 05 Dec 2015 21:09

the point is half truth is not truth. and the reason why politicians take advantage. so, bring out the ANDs.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 21:18

I thought other brfites would be adding ANDs.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby arshyam » 05 Dec 2015 21:48

chaanakya wrote:Chennai and TN in general , is full of good Samaritans. Perhaps result of Proselytisation. appreciate the work. I think even Bengaluru folks and NRIs have stood up to help.

Appreciate that.

Can we try to keep such nonsense away from this thread? Thanks.

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Re: Chennai floods

Postby chaanakya » 05 Dec 2015 21:59

you don't know the Story of Good samaritan , a parable told by Jesus himself, hence read that to get some sense in you.

Last post of this nature before ban comes into effect. This is not the thread for it, and not sure BRF is the place for it. Proselytization is discouraged - JE Menon


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