IAF officials said the evacuation was done from Ashok Nagar and another adjoining area of the city. They also air dropped 100 litres of water and 150 food packets.
"12 infants and 10 adults, including six women were yesterday airlifted. The helicopter took off from the Tambaram base. Other helicopters have also been put on standby," the officials said.

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They added that all the evacuees were winched up during multiple sorties. Normal life has been hit in Tamil Nadu as incessant rains led to inundation of large areas and authorities have shut down educational institutions. The weather office forecast heavy downpour in the next three days in the state, Puducherry and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
At least 71 people have died due to the rains in Tamil Nadu.

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