Chennai Floods: Helpline Numbers For Rescue Operations, Accommodation, Food, And More

With Chennai witnessing its worst rain in over 100 years, causing floods and disrupting normal life, rescue operations are on a large scale. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Army, Navy and commandos of police and fire service personnel have been deployed for rescue and relief work.

Here’s compilation of vital information related to help lines, contact numbers of personnel, and on-the-ground situation in the flood affected areas.


Southern Railway helpline numbers:


The Twitteratti has also come to the rescue by tweeting, retweeting and curating contact information of shelters in the city:

Some helplines dedicated to providing food, blankets and rescue efforts for those stranded:



List of practicing doctors in Chennai:



For Cuddalore people Helpline Numbers:



A list of places where accommodation or help could be available for those stranded: a1


Army Boat Rescue Numbers:



 Helpline numbers for specific areas of Chennai city:


If you wish to donate relief materials:



Helplines for boat services:

Ola Boats: 7708068600

And for Ola Cabs: 04428294121

NTL Boat helpline: 7708068600

Here are the helpline numbers for boat services in specific areas:

Royapuram: 9445190005

TVK Nagar: 9445190006

Ambattur: 9445190007

Anna Nagar: 9445190008





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