Heavy rain creates havoc in Chennai

13 Nov 2015 | By Kartikeya Jain

Heavy rains flooded several areas in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu disrupting rail and road traffic.

A holiday was declared in schools and colleges of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur.

Nungambakkam in Chennai recorded 15cm of rainfall, while Meenambakkam received 12 cm of rains till November 13 morning.​

Several people protested against the failure of Chennai corporation to prevent water stagnation.

In context: Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu disrupts life

27 Oct 2015Rains to hit Chennai in 2 days: Met

Tamil Nadu's meteorological department officials said that the depression in the Sri Lanka coast would bring northern coast of the state more rain than other parts, over the next two days.

They said that after spreading to the delta region, the rain would move to the Andhra coast.

Maximum weather was recorded as 32 degree Celsius while minimum was 25 degree Celsius.

2 Nov 2015Heavy rainfalls hit Chennai, schools shut

Following heavy rains in Chennai, the Chennai district administration declared holiday in all educational institutions.

The city had witnessed heavy rainfall on November 1 which affected many low lying areas.

The weather department had issued forecast of more rain and thunderstorm in the region.

Chennai Municipal Corporation had started a special helpline - 1913 - for complaints regarding waterlogging and tree falling.

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Poor visibility due to rains, flights diverted

2 Nov 2015Poor visibility due to rains, flights diverted

Two flights had to be diverted to Bengaluru after poor visibility and rains affected the movement of flights at the Chennai airport.

One of them was a Sri Lankan Airways flight from Colombo carrying 67 passengers.

The other flight was a Qatar Airways flight from Dubai carrying 294 passengers.

The flights were able to leave for Chennai after a 3-hour delay.

9 Nov 2015Cyclone alert in North Tamil Nadu Coast

Tamil Nadu's Meteorological Department officials said that a system in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression.

It might turn into cyclone 'Roanu' which would result in heavy rainfall in and around Chennai.

According to the officials, the depression was located 450 km southeast of Chennai.

He added that heavy rainfall was expected with 45-60 km/h wind speeds.

Deaths caused due to rain

Two people had died in Chennai after a wall collapsed on them on November 9. Another 6, including 2 children were reported to have fallen in a canal and died on November 10.

12 Nov 2015Death toll rises to 48 in TN rain

The death toll due to rain-related incidents rose to 48 in Tamil Nadu.

TN Chief Minister Jayalalitha condoled the death of the victims and announced Rs. 4 lakh each to their families as compensation from the Disaster Relief Fund.

The incidents included drowning, wall collapse and electrocution.

Several senior ministers visited the rain affected areas and directed officials to carry relief measures.

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13 Nov 2015Heavy rain creates havoc in Chennai

The flooded areas

Some of the flooded areas include MKB Nagar in North Chennai, Ram Nagar in Velachery, Egmore, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Guindy, Thirumullaivoyal, Madipakkam, Korattur, Kolathur, Vilivakkam and parts of T Nagar and Triplicane.

16 Nov 2015Rain cripples life in Chennai

Heavy rainfall had clogged most areas of Chennai and pedestrians were seen walking through waist deep to knee deep water in few places.

Waterlogging exposed Chennai Coporation's shoddy pre-monsoon desilting work and lack of an efficient storm water drainage system.

Opposition criticized CM Jayalalitha for saying that during heavy rainfall losses were unavoidable.

As of November 16, the death toll had risen to 70.