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India gets cash flowing in flood-hit south as banks open Sunday

MUMBAI India’s banks will perform on Sunday to help residents left without meals, power and access to funds in the flood-hit southern city of Chennai and surrounding locations, as cash dispensers have been emptied or lost power due to electrical energy outtages.

India’s fourth largest city was swamped by torrential rains – the heaviest in a century – for the duration of the previous five days, and the government has asked banks to restore basic solutions and provide money machines as swiftly as attainable, replenishing cash by boat or providing mobile ATMs if required.

In a statement late on Saturday, the Reserve Bank of India, the country’s central bank, mentioned it would remain open to support bank transactions and support provide cash to nearby lenders.

About 280 folks have died across Tamil Nadu state considering that it was hit by torrential rains on Dec. 1 that left big sections of capital Chennai below up to eight feet (two.five metres) of water, and trapped folks on rooftops with no communication.

(Reporting by Clara Ferreira Marques Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)