TN preps to keep away from 2015-flood like state of affairs as northeast monsoon intensifies – india information

2020/11 06 07:11

Tamil Nadu is bracing to face heavy northeast monsoon rain, which began on Wednesday and is predicted to accentuate within the subsequent few days, particularly in districts of Chennai, Cuddalore and Thoothukudi resulting from a cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal near the Tamil Nadu coast, climate division officers stated.

The improved rainfall is predicted in coastal and south Tamil Nadu from the second week of November till mid- December.

On Wednesday, ministers and bureaucrats reviewed preparedness for the rain to stop repeat of December 2015 deluge. On the assembly, an official aware about the discussions stated that four,133 locations have been recognized as flood-prone and 321 as severely affected. He additionally stated four,714 aid shelters have been made prepared throughout the state at colleges, marriage halls and group halls to accommodate affected folks.

The federal government has additionally spent Rs seven crore for flood mitigation of Adyar river, which together with Chembarambakkam lake was chargeable for December 2015 floods that battered Chennai and its neighbouring districts. Officers additionally stated that Larger Chennai Company began work in August by de-silting storm water drains (2,500 km drains have been constructed to this point), connecting culverts and clearing encroachments alongside water our bodies.

Tamil Nadu depends on the northeast monsoon for its lakes to refill for water necessities. The state receives a mean rainfall of 444 mm between October and December. Chennai’s common is 850mm throughout the identical interval. “Together with at the moment’s rainfall Tamil Nadu has acquired round 110 mm and Chennai has bought 350 mm,” stated Pradeep John, impartial climate skilled and blogger. For the reason that northeast monsoon arrived within the area final month, Chennai acquired the very best single-day rainfall on October 29 “with 288mm of rainfall,” John stated. “The earlier file was on November three with 296 mm.”

Early morning showers left a number of arterial roads in Chennai and Coimbatore water-logged inflicting inconvenience to commuters. The water ultimately drained since the remainder of the day remained dry and sunny. “Early morning there might be rainfall within the coastal areas. Throughout evenings and nights convergence will shift in the direction of the land in inside components of Tamil Nadu,” John stated. Chennai is predicted to get up to rain each morning for the subsequent 4 days.

A 24×7 management room has been created on the Ripon buildings, the seat of Chennai’s civic physique, to soak up complaints from public and emergency numbers have been launched. Autos have been stationed to clear fallen bushes together with a group that can man the night time shift. Some 570 motorpumps have been positioned in low mendacity areas to empty water in all 15 zones of Chennai, 176 aid camps are prepared with 44 medical groups. Group kitchens and Amma canteens will perform to supply meals for these affected.

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