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WhatsApp message false, no warning by NASA regarding ‘hurricane’, ‘high rainfall' in Chennai

A Whatsapp message warning people about more rainfall and hurricane is bizarre to say the least.

Chennai: Guys CHENNAI IS ON HIGH ALERT NOW!!! NASA has warned INDIA tat CHENNAI will suffer ah very very high rainfall with a hurricane !!! NASA has given 2 dates 21,22 ...on these 2 days unpredictable rainfall in the history of  INDIA will lash tamilnadu ...the rainfall will be about 250 cm in CHENNAI!!! - This is not some prediction or alert by the MeT department but a WhatsApp message that has been doing the rounds in Chennai.

The message warns people about a ‘hurricane’ and ‘250 cm rainfall in Chennai’.

Not only this, the message also claims that the information was a warning from NASA. 

The message further reads as - So indian central gov has now deployed 3000 NDRF to tamilnadu and  border security force and airforce and army on the toes....!! NASA's prediction never miss....!  Watch CNN IBN they r telecasting the live show....!!

One can only say that Whatsapp groups often carry bizarre messages and people must not pay heed to them. 

Meanwhile, days after DMK chief Karunanidhi criticised her over flood assistance, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced a comprehensive relief package for the flood-hit, including 10,000 houses, a dole between Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 as well as compensation for loss of crops and poultry for farmers.

A financial assistance of Rs 10,000 for those who lost their huts, allocation of 10,000 tenements besides an aid of Rs 5,000 will be provided to families hit by the deluge, she said, as per PTI.

In another release, the government said 15,32,746 persons were rescued, evacuated and accommodated in the relief centers.

A total of 600 boats were mobilised and 5,554 relief centers opened. About 1,00,94,470 food packets were distributed.

Also, 24,779 medical camps were conducted and 21,97,989 persons treated in these camps.

An immediate relief of Rs 67.47 crore was disbursed to 1,11,278 families. 

(With PTI inputs)