At least two area councillors hit the streets and reached out to the needy from the hour the cyclone-induced rain caused lots of problems for people in their wards.
Councillor Amirda Varshini ( Congress) joined civic workers who were on the job even in the rain in areas like Mandavelipakkam and Pattinapakkam, ensuring the SOS calls were attended to. She also arranged food for families who were in dire straits.
Similarly, CPI-M party councillor Saraswathy ( Ward 123) was seen wading through flood water in her backyard, taking a look at the damage and goading civic workers. Some streets of congested colonies needed urgent attention of diverting the floodwater and clearing the muck.
Ravi Nandyala from Jeth Nagar says ECO-Kitchen, an NGO partnered with councillor Amirda Varshini’s team and supplied 2500 packets of food to the flood-hit people around Foreshore Estate and Srinivasapuram, which lie off the Marina shore.