Chennai, Nov 26 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu revenue minister, K.K.S.S.R Ramachandran has said that five people died and 10,500 people were in relief centres after heavy rains lashed the state since Thursday, November 25.
He said that 10,500 people are accommodated in relief centres in 12 districts and this includes 620 people accommodated in five relief centres of Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).
Minister said that five deaths were reported in Ariyalur, Dindigul, Sivaganga and Tiruvannamalai. He also said that 152 cattle died and a total of 681 huts and 120 concrete houses were damaged.
He said that major reservoirs continued to receive good inflow with incessant rainfall being reported in catchment areas.
The minister said that revenue and disaster departments are geared up to face any eventuality and added that police and fire and rescue services are also being given intimation on the possibilities of heavy rains in the coming days.