Update on Chennai Tsunami Alert

I’ve had friends/relatives calling up if everything is safe because of the emrgency alerts flying red on the televisions. My friend who lives in Triplicane had informed that a portion of Radhakrishnan salai is blocked because it leads directly to the sea and their are divertions in that place.

Another friend panickly called up and said that people are leaving to their homes and the electric trains are already running full houses.

Update – Two hours after the previous para was written, the televisions are announcing that Tsunami alert in Chennai may be reduced. Looks like the Port Trust of Chennai will start functioning from evening.

5 responses to “Update on Chennai Tsunami Alert”

  1. Idlyboy Avatar

    Is there a database of the dead and injured folks in India and Sri Lanka?



  2. Manoj Avatar

    Yeah,today things almost got messed as ppl mixed the real warning with rumours and spread it fastly.We are welcoming the new year with a lot of sorrow and the anytime-will-increase panic.


  3. Lazy Geek Avatar

    Idlyboy, Sadly I don’t think so. Even if we have it might not be an updated one. Going by the reports, there are not many people to even identify the dead bodies. where can we aspire for a database ?


  4. Lazy Geek Avatar

    True Manoj, Very true. We welcome the new year in a sad way.


  5. Sudarshan Avatar

    I am Sudarshan. I belong to AID-US. Here is a call for volunteers from AID-Chennai… Can you post it on your blog and help in getting speedy relief across to the victims

    There’s still a HUGE need for volunteers here for different teams . There’s also a similar need of volunteers who can spend a few days
    in pondicherry/cuddalore/nagai/kanyakumari. Preferably those who can speak
    tamil. Please contact the aid-india office, and

    Contact info:

    The main AID help line is 044-2835 0403, 044 5561 5629.
    Volunteers will be present throughout the day. Please deposit all material
    between 10.00 and 6.00 AM when we will have enough volunteers to unload.

    Address: 20, Ratheenam St, Gopalaupuram, Chennai-600086

    Contacts in Cuddalore: Balaji – 94440 61033, Cuddalore – K.P.Narayan
    04142-229108, Damu – 94442 41918
    Nagai: Jagadish – 98403 79889, Ranganathan – 94440 18590
    Pondicherry: 0413- 2290733


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