German automaker BMW expected to resume production only from January 2016 while the American auto maker Ford started its plant only in late December 2015. 12 cyclone shelters were built in Nagapattinam district, while 11 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were dispatched to Tamil Nadu. Between 9 and 10 November 2015, Neyveli received 483 mm (19.0 in) of rainfall; rains continued to lash Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Tiruvallur , Kanchipuram and Chennai. [59] Tambram got worst of it, Puducherry sustained relatively minor damage in November as the depression largely remained offshore; some trees were downed and several banana and sugarcane plantations at Kuttchipalayam were severely damaged. [239][240], https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/2015-floods-a-man-made-disaster-cag/article24374953.ece?homepage=true, Geographical and meteorological explained, Unregulated urban planning and illegal construction, Improper design and maintenance of drainage systems. CYCLONE NIVAR BARRELS TOWARDS TAMIL NADU, PUDUCHERRY. Gujarat firmly stands with the people of Tamil Nadu during these testing times. [50] The resumption of heavy rainfall from 1 December again inundated the Cuddalore municipality and the district, displacing tens of thousands of people. [127], Coverage of the flooding in national media outlets was muted, leading to widespread anger on social media. The government further announced that the rehoused residents would receive an allowance of ₹30,000 (US$421) a year to help them resettle. The NDRF, the Coast Guard and the three other branches of the Indian Armed Forces resumed the evacuation of stranded people. [98] The IAF conducted 25 sorties in Tamil Nadu and in Andhra Pradesh, air-dropping 5000 kg of supplies and rescuing 25 stranded people before ceasing operations on 20 November. Murthy said, “We just had one day’s time to pack all our things and move to the terrace. Chief Minister Naidu directed district officials and health, water and sanitation officers to organise water purification and set up medical relief camps. Vegetables were sold at ₹6 to ₹10 over and above their normal average cost at the wholesale level. [179] Outside India, many members of the Indian and Tamil diaspora sent non-perishable food, clothes, bedding and relief funds from countries including Malaysia, Singapore, the UAE, Mexico and the United States. [93] By late January 2016, various insurers reported they had received roughly 50,000 damage claims totalling ₹48 billion (US$670 million). [134] In the Rajya Sabha on 2 December, leaders of major parties from both sides of the house, including the INC and the Communist Party of India (Marxist), agreed to donate funds from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS); the specific amount was to be decided upon. [228], In North Chennai area, residents staged protests and criticised the government for its lack of any rescue response in their locality. he said. [12] More than 500 people were killed[1][2][3][4][5] and over 1.8 million (18 lakh) people were displaced. In Tiruvallur district, 18,501 food packets were distributed through 57 relief camps and 2,958 people had been given shelter. "[144] On 10 December, the Andhra Pradesh government sanctioned a donation of ₹100 million (US$1 million) towards flood relief in Tamil Nadu;[145] the Tripura state government donated ₹10 million (US$140,200) towards flood relief on 15 December. For those living along the banks of the Adyar, Cooum River and the Buckingham Canal and who had lost homes, the Chief Minister ordered an immediate allocation of 10,000 tenements in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and Perumbakkam, which had been built by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board. 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