Indian army soldiers rescue flood affected people in Chennai on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. The heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years has devastated swathes of Tamil Nadu, with thousands forced to leave their submerged homes and schools, offices and a regional airport shut for a second day Thursday.( AP Photo)
Army, Navy and Air Force today continued their relief and rescue operations in flood-affected Chennai by pressing into service multiple flights and evacuating over 5,000 people from submerged parts of the city
Indian Army also shared helpline numbers on Twitter
On completion of airlift of four National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams from Delhi and 10 others from Bhubaneswar to Arakkonam, four Indian Army columns were airlifted by the transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF)
Helicopter operations too were in full swing with four medium lift helicopter, one advance light helicopter and five Chetak/Cheetah involved actively to evacuate stranded people.
With civil communication and Mobile Towers out of Communication in critical areas of Chennai, the Army is resorting to radio communication for coordinating rescue operations and has also successfully re-established communication at some essential locations
Army during rescue operation