Army Flood Relief in Chennai – Update on 08 Dec 2015
The Indian Army has over 70 teams along with 57 BAUTS (medium sized boats) and 16 geminis (small boats) in Tamil Nadu undertaking Relief Operations in co-ordination with the Civil Administration. These teams have rescued more than 19,600 stranded people. Army Medical Teams have provided Medical Aid in various parts of Chennai to 14,600 people. So far, the Army has distributed over 1,25,000 Relief Packets provided by the State Govt and some NGOs besides those from within own resources.
The relief teams along with medical teams of the Army are also located at Cuddalore and Bhuvanagiri for assistance as required by the State Administration.
The focus has shifted to relief operations to include distribution of relief material and administration of medical assistance.