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Old 5th December 2015, 15:06   #1
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Dear TBHPians,

Hope many of you are following the social media trend on the flood situation at Chennai. This has really changed many of my Chennaities livelihood, over 260 people reported dead and 1000s of people critically injured at Tamil Nadu in the last few days of continuous rainfall. Millions of my fellow countrymen suffering without basic amenities, food and water.

This situation is not improving as the meteorological department predicts another low pressure system expected to land fall early next week. With all this hard time I saw the greatest gestures of people as they helped each other for survival. This rainfall witnessed so many heroes in each neighbourhood. So many Good Samaritans on the field helping others in whatever way they can. I request all Chennai based TBHPians to update the current scene at Chennai and Tamil Nadu in this thread for rest of our us to know.

Here is a video that shows one of the areas after water receded, this place had over 10ft of floods with water force that brought even a bus from elsewhere like a Hollywood movie disaster scene.


The actual death toll may go up, the after effect of such a devastating natural disaster will slowly unveil itself in the coming days by means of health hazards, property loss etc. In this time of hardness I'm thinking of all the suffering people of Tamil Nadu and hoping for the speedy recovery and rescue.

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My heart goes out to those in trouble there. Be safe, guys. Saw lots of pics & videos of people helping one another. God bless them .

I believe flood levels have started going down over the weekend.

Let this be the thread where BHPians discuss tips, share helpline numbers etc.
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Google has come up with a crisis response page

Facebook activated 'Safety Check' where you can check safety of your friends in chennai or can set 'Safe' for a friend whom you have verified to be okay
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Some facts about the flooding and the cause
1) Chennai and areas surrounding it received unprecedented rains on night of Dec 1st. Airport received 33cms of rain in a 24 hour period. The areas surrounding chembarapakkam lake (one of the drinking water reservoirs of chennai) received 50 cms of rains.
2) The water authorities were forced to release large quantum of water from the chembarapakkam lake (at the peak they released 32000 cusecs - 10 lakh liters per second).
3) The water from chembarapakkam goes into the sea through the adyar river which is heavily encroached and heavily silted with sewage.
4) The outlet channel could not handle the volume of water and it overflowed the banks and flooded areas around the river. Pretty much all the core areas of chennai were flooded with knee deep to chest deep water.
5) Water from other reservoirs were also released (red hills and poondi) which flows through cooum river and flooded north chennai.
6) The newer areas of chennai (OMR, sholinganallur, madipakkam , velachery etc ) are built on marsh land and lake beds and they were flooded in no time from the rains and the excess water released from the lakes.
Most people were caught unprepared and were trapped without they could even think of getting out.
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Some useful contact numbers(got through forwards)

Blue Cross - 9176025265
Power failure - 1912
Treefall/Waterlogging - 1913
Sewage Overflow - 044 45674567

Wild life biologist Nishant(for catching snake) - 9845018969
Handling poisonous reptiles - 044 22200335
Chennai Snake Park - 044 22353623

For de-watering homes
Ventura Pumps team (Navin) - 9952417860/9087259990 (Free service)
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Nature has again proved who is the boss, almost all the plastic waste were thrown back to us and it shows how bad we are about caring our own neighborhood.

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Flood Helpline Numbers
9880655555 (WhatsApp)
7259760333 (Telegram Messenger)
080 40001000 (landline)
Flood Rescue Numbers
+91-44-25394240 (Navy Rescue Team)
B.If you are safe from the Tamil Nadu floods, here is how you can maintain hygiene
Courtesy: The News Minute

Most of these are home remedies that you can execute even without power and medical supply

As the rescue operations are underway in Chennai, the focus should now shift to how best people can ensure public health and combat the outbreak of water-borne diseases as it is often difficult to maintain hygiene during clean-up operations.

The News Minute has compiled a list of dos and don'ts based on our conversations with doctors. Most of these are home remedies that you can execute even without power and medical supply. Spread the word and stay safe.

> Using sari as a filter can reduce the chance of cholera and the water-borne diseases. This has proved to be an effective method of filtration in flood-ravaged countries like Bangladesh, with researchers from the US establishing. While boiling water and then filtering it would be more effective but in cases where people have no access to gas or heating mechanisms, filtering water using the folds of a sari is better than no filtration at all.

> If you have no access to drinking water, collect rain water in containers placed on your terrace. This can then be boiled and filtered for use.

> Do not stand in stagnant water. With sewage water getting mixed with all water sources, standing in these stagnant pools can lead to leptospirosis.

> If your food stock is running low at home, take a litre of boiled water and add 5-6 spoons of sugar and 1 spoon of salt. Drinking this at regular intervals will help in keeping the hydration levels high.

> In areas where the water is knee-deep, add bleaching powder or salt to it. It works as an effective disinfectant and also prevent bacterial diseases from getting transmitted.

> For those with access to medicines, stock up on ORS packets to prevent diarrhoea and antiemetic drugs to prevent vomiting.

> Have freshly cooked food that's been heated to boiling point. For those with power, avoid refrigerated food to the maximum extent possible.
C;HOSPITAL details:

1 Kanaga Hospital 3/225, Kunrathur Main Road, Kovur, Chennai-“ 602 101 Chennai 0442478 0373, 95001 35319 Dr.T.Viswanathan, M.B.B.S. 9940408321

2 Deepam Hospital Tambaram # 327, Muthuranram Road, West Tambaram, Chennai- 600045 Chennai 914422646000

3 Deepam Hospital, Pallavaram 107, GST Road, Chrompet, Chennai-44 Chennai 044 2266 2666

4 Deepam Hospital Chrompet #30 Ayyaswamy Street, Nehru Nagar Chennai 04464537727, 64537728
5 Sakthi Hosptial 175, Big Street, Triplicane, Chennai 600005 Chennai 044 28442626, 42156633
6 Xcellent Health Care 7th Cross Street, Rajalakshmi Nagar, 100 Feet Velachery Bye Pass Road, Near Velachery Lake,Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042 Chennai 044 4000 0006
7 Menangudi Hospital 19/1, Ist Avenue, Sastri Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020 Chennai 044 2443 4445
8 Ayesha Hospital 91-A, Hussain Complex,Millers Road.Kilpauk,Chennai-10 Chennai 044- 42288500, 044-26423786

9 Irfan X-ray and Labs 91-A, Hussain Complex,Millers Road.Kilpauk,Chennai-10 Chennai 044-42288500, 044- 26423786

10 GKM Hospital # 120/113, Perambur Barracks Road, Purasaiwalkam, Chennai-600 007 Chennai 044 43903333

11 Annai Theresa Hospital # 1/1173, Velachary Main Road, Medavakkam, Chennai - 600 100 Chennai 089399 39100

12 MIOT Hospitals 4/112, Mount Poonamalle Road, Manapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600089 Chennai 044 2249 2288, 044 42002288 Some have reported this closed. We are unable to currently verify

13 Health Above 60 (Frontenders) FrontEnders Health care Services Pvt Ltd No, 5, 54th Ln, 11th Avenue, Indira Colony, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600083 Chennai 044 40143333 Srinivasan- 9884644011

14 Kings Hospitals 32 - Ganapathi Nagar Kadappa Road, Teacher's Colony (Near Teacher's Colony Bus Stop) Kolathur Chennai - 600099 Chennai 044 2565 7749 Refer name Ahamarshan. JN C.E.O of Kings Hospitals

15 Hande Hospital 44, Lakshmi Talkies Road, Shenoynagar, Chennai Chennai 9841011390
D:Medical Personnel enlisted:

13 Dr. Dhinaesh Nayak Adyar 9840642724
67 Dr. Krithika Muthusamy Adyar 9962440820
74 Dr. Manoj Kumar Deepak Adyar 9840546672
1 Dr Athheswar Das Alwarpet 919600014123‬
39 Dr. P.Selvakumar Aminjikarai 919444414253
5 Dr Mohan Kumar Anna Nagar 919840666005
17 Dr. Talat Salim Anna Nagar East 9840135786
25 Dr. Karthik Narayan Anna Nagar West 919841279891
Dr Yeshwanth Venkatraman
Anna Nagar,Adyar 9840077000
Dr. Vishwanath Parthasarthy
Annanager East 919444943488
24 Dr. Ganesh Avadi/Ambattur 9176210077
Dr.Vasantha kumar vanagaram
Ayanambakkam 9176363108
31 Dr.Bala Central 9894420920
19 Dr. Balaji Choolaimedu 9487105950
7 Dr Mathews Egmore 919444126169
42 Dr. Rajavel Egmore 9566205225
63 Dr Deepa Jayaram Egmore 9841257779
33 Dr. Sindhuja Rajasekaran Ekkaduthangal 919994672189
59 Dr. Deepa Nelakandan Kancheepuram 918056511266
16 Dr. Sudipta Kilpauk 9791619530
62 Dr Dinakaran Kilpauk 9500129838
60 Dr. J.S Rajkumar Kilpauk 9840599666
57 Dr. Vignesh Raj
KK Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Saidapet
26 Dr. Y.D. Meher Prasad Kodambakkam 9840652317
48 Dr Magimairaj Kolathur 9840757749
23 Dr. K. Shanmugam Koyambedu 919840139808
34 Dr. K. Shanmugam Koyambedu 919840139808
15 Dr. Karthik Madipakkam 9840106608
2 Dr Velmurugan
Maduravoyal & Koyambedu
43 Dr. Srivatsan Mandaveli 7358295229
44 Dr. Rajasree Mandaveli 9566163190
37 Dr Harini Mogappair 9445481660
30 Dr Balaji Moggapair 9940455839
Dr. Anto SR Mogappair 919790926036 Doctor has volunteered but we've not been able to verify the number yet.
6 Dr Vetri Vendan Mylapore 919884013785
22 Dr. Malini Mylapore 9884114009
32 Dr. Harish Kumar Mylapore 9841238815
4 Dr Dhanasekar Nanganallur 919791171468
46 Dr Rohini Rau Nungambakkam 9444057968
35 Dr. S.Vaiyamalai Pattabiram 9840056964
55 Dr. Rajaprabu Palavanthangal 8056265323
3 Dr Suman Bohra Perambur 9884358810
Dr. A. Sethuramashankaran
Perambur 9600089360
47 Dr Nelaiappan Porur 9444424334
52 Dr Nelaippan Porur, Shenoynagar 9841011390
73 Dr Nelaiappan Porur 9444424334
40 Dr. A.K. Geetha Devi Purasawakkam 9940165160
18 Dr. Siddharth Sv RK Salai 9790742708
Dr. Radhika Balasubramanian
Royapettah 9840266291
10 Dr. Raghul Royapuram 9944611395
65 Dr Akbar Kausar Royapettah 9566124322
20 Dr. N.Sundar Shenoy Nagar 9840522767
12 Dr Naveen RK T Nagar 9629577263
21 Dr. Vidhya Hari T Nagar 9840176088
27 Dr. Republica Sridhar T.Nagar 9381016588
Dr. Karthikeyan Vishwanathan
Thiruvanmiyur 9940225042
53 Dr. Sathya Kumar Thiruvanmiyur 9600056859, 9840600000
8 Dr. R.S.Anbu Selvam Thiruvottiyur 9840193035
41 Dr. Vivekanantha Raj Thiruvottiyur 9600014740
58 Dr.Dr.A.Seshadhri Tondiarpet 9940050045
11 Dr. Rahman Triplicane 9840177675
14 Dr. Venkat Triplicane 9840032323
49 Dr. Uday Prasad Vadapalani 9840037313
51 Dr Sanjay Rajan vadapalani 9791122435
28 Dr. Senthil Velan Vadapalni 9566222533
54 Dr. Rahul Jha 8056511266
61 Dr Venkat Vadapalani 9500026904
64 Dr Kishor Villivakkam 9841031383
66 Dr Anirudh 9940095314
68 Dr. Roshan Rayen Nungambakkam 9962877702
69 Dr. Faraz 9840000727
70 Dr. Asghar 9841192691
71 Dr.Naveen Valasaravakkam 9840631372
72 Dr Chitra Chromepet 94449 34183
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Some useful information(regarding latest traffic) can be found in the thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ennai-183.html (Traffic and life on the road in Chennai)
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Not for publicity, but for seeking more support in terms of supplies, relief & rehab, this is what we were able to mobilize from 3-Dec to give back Chennai. Needless to say who was backbone of the entire operation.


We've ensured the supplies being carried reached the real needy folks. There're still some places being identified in the outskirts of Chennai such as Semmanchery, Pammal, Thiruvotriyur, Manali, Ayyappanthangal where the water logging is as worse than West Tambaram

Mods - Once again, this is not to showcase or take pride in our work, but, to seek wider support in terms of supplies, relief & rehabs. If you find this post in appropriate here, please welcome to remove, no offence taken
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Originally Posted by trammway View Post
This has really changed many of my Chennaities livelihood
This for one has definitely changed my outlook towards life; though I wasn't directly involved in field work, I got to hear many stories on that one moment that changes life be it with children, grown-ups & elders. Hearing those real life incidents teaches one strong thing...HAPPINESS IS IN GIVING!!

Nature's way of teaching how to stay humble.

On other account the 1000s of crores spent towards monsoon preparatory work exposes & questions us many things. Perfect example of man proposes God disposes!!
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Any one needed information around specific area use the below twitter handle

Also just search for your area in Twitter which has the latest update along with pictures.
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Maruti Suzuki unveils discounted service scheme. Vehicles that have been submerged in water will need thorough cleaning and polishing. Maruti will bear 50 per cent of the cost.

The company has deployed two truck loads of spare parts which will soon reach the workshops. Technicians from other parts of the country are also being moved to the flood-affected areas.

Since many vehicles will not have a comprehensive insurance, customers may have to pay 50 per cent of the billed amount as the insurance companies charge a depreciating cost. Maruti Suzuki has offered to support 50 per cent of this expense.
Maruti Suzuki has come out with a discounted service package for vehicles damaged in the floods in Tamil Nadu and said it will also announce a scheme to support purchase of new cars.

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