1. Chennai Floods: Police kept an eye on locked homes

Chennai Floods: Police kept an eye on locked homes

With many flood-affected persons shifting to relief camps, police kept a watch on the locked homes to prevent possible cases of thefts and house-breaks, a city police release said.

By: | Published: December 11, 2015 5:33 AM

As floods ravaged the city, forcing many residents to abandon their houses, the Chennai Police did its bit for citizens, including keeping an eye on their locked homes and facilitating relief material.

With many flood-affected persons shifting to relief camps, police kept a watch on the locked homes to prevent possible cases of thefts and house-breaks, a city police release said.

On the directions of City Police Commissioner T K Rajendran, night patrolling was intensified, with over 350 jeeps and over 400 beat cops deployed for the job, it said.

“As a result, in some places, accused persons were held for trying to involve in theft (in such houses),” it said.

Further, the City Police helped a range of relief aid reach people, including over 32,000 food packets, 28,000 kg of milk powder, 500 kg of rice, 100 kg of fruits and other essentials like bedsheets and dresses, it added.

Medical camps were held for families of police personnel and they were being administered with preventive medication to safegaurd them from the any possible spread of epidemic, it said.

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    Sayani Gupta
    Dec 11, 2015 at 7:26 am
    The city is submerged in water and people are desperately in need of help and relief. People from various parts of the city were left sted on for long hours without food and proper shelter. Few startups pitched in to help the people of the city. Ola started boats, CommonFloor curated shelters for people to list and find commonfloor[dot]com/chennai-rains Localities you can look for shelter commonfloor[dot]com/pages/chennai-floods-safe-localities and Zomato initiated 'Meal for Flood Relief' service in Chennai
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