Superstars and siblings Suriya and Karthi have come up as the first from the business to contribute to relief efforts amid the destruction wrought by heavy floods in Chennai. Through their fan clubs, they have contributed a total of Rs 10 lakhs, which will be used to assist with any necessary relief efforts.
“Actors #Suriya & #Karthi have announced an initial sum of ? 10 lacs to carry out relief work in the flood affected districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur. ||#ChennaiRains2023||#ChennaiFloods|#CycloneMichaung|| The actors are offering assistance to those affected through their fan clubs,” a trade expert tweeted in reference to this news on X.
The state government advised people to take precautionary measures as the IMD issued a red alert for the state, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in Chennai and neighbouring areas.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on Tuesday said that the rains received during Cyclone period have exceeded what the state has received in 2015. The Chief Minister also called on organisations involved in Relief Work to join hands with the government to alleviate the suffering of fellow human beings.
“Relief assistance of Rs 5,000 crore will be requested from the central government for storm and rain damage. Relief assistance will also be provided to the people who have suffered” CM MK Stalin said.
Eight people have lost their lives while multiple roads and subways are closed due to waterlogging in the wake of the Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Michaung’, which is expected to make landfall on the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh between Nellore and Machilipatnam today.