Heavy Rain

Hyderabad: 9-year-old girl falls into manhole, dies; heavy rain lashes city

Unprecedented rainfall flooded several parts of Hyderabad on Saturday morning. A nine-year-old girl passed away after she fell into an open manhole in Kalasiguda, Secunderabad. Reportedly, Mounika fell into the manhole while trying to help her brother, who first slipped and fell down.

published on : 29th April 2023

Bengaluru’s new metro station on Whitefield corridor waterlogged after rains

Heavy rains led to massive waterlogging at Bengaluru’s Nallurhalli metro station just days after that stretch of the metro was inaugurated by PM Modi. The new metro line, which runs from Whitefield (Kadugodi) to Krishnarajapuram, was inaugurated by the PM on March 25. It was built at a cost of ₹ 4,249 crore. Visuals of the inundated Nallurhalli metro station were shared by several users on Twitter.

published on : 6th April 2023

Cyclone "Mandous" approaching, heavy rain alert for TN, Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Mandous brewing in Bay of Bengal is inching closer to the Tamil Nadu coast. The cyclone is expected to cross the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on midnight of Dec 9. A red alert has been issued for three districts Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.

published on : 8th December 2022

Tamil Nadu: Two dead in rain-related incidents across Chennai; orange alert issued

Two people have died in the city due to rain-related incidents, according to reports. Meanwhile, the Met department has forecast moderate rains in Chennai and surrounding areas till Wednesday morning. An orange alert has been given to all wards in Chennai.

published on : 1st November 2022

Pakistan battles worst monsoon floods in a decade; over 1000 deaths recorded

Over 33 million people have been affected in Pakistan as the country faces the worst rain-induced flooding in its history. At least 1,061 people have died while 1,527 have been injured since June 14 from the rains and floods.Over 110 districts of Pakistan have been hit by the floods with 72 of those districts declaring calamity hit.

published on : 29th August 2022

Kerala: Heavy rain causes chaos, red alert in 10 districts; Toddler washed away

In a tragic incident that occurred on August 1 during a landslide in Kannur, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, Numa, was washed away in flood waters. The body was found in the search operation by the NDRF personnel on August 2nd. Her mother, Nadeera, survived the mishap that occurred on August 1st. Though Nadeera was rescued, Numa, who was holding on to Nadeera’s hand, got lost in the currents. Meanwhile, the heavy rain that lashed various parts of Kerala since July 31st claimed over 12 lives, besides causing widespread damage to property and agriculture. Many important roads in Kochi and other areas have been facing waterlogging and significant traffic disruptions since August 1. Many schools in vulnerable areas have been suspended due to heavy rains. IMD has issued a red alert in 7 districts till August 4.

published on : 2nd August 2022

Assam's Silchar still under water for seventh day; CM reviews situation on rubber boat

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a ride on a rubber boat to assess the flood situation at Silchar. He called the flood a man-made disaster. Further, he has instructed officials to file a case with the police to probe on the breach of embankment. Although, the floodwater seems to be receding in a few districts, over 25 lakh people are still affected. The current death toll stand at 126.

published on : 27th June 2022

Heavy rains continue in Kerala, Orange alert in 12 districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued an Orange alert in 12 districts of Kerala for the day as the state continued to receive heavy rainfall. The IMD issued an Orange alert in all the districts of Kerala except for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam for Thursday. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority said cyclonic circulation over northern Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas would lead to isolated very heavy rainfall in several parts of the southern state.

published on : 19th May 2022

Watch | Rains pound Tamil Nadu, normal life disrupted; more in store for next 3-4 days

Heavy downpour and the consequent waterlogging disrupted normal life in several parts of the state including Chennai on Friday.  Rain and thundershowers lashed Chennai and neighbouring districts. Twenty-one districts have declared a holiday for educational institutions in the wake of heavy rainfall.

published on : 26th November 2021

Heavy rains lash Kerala, red alert for 3 districts; rains wreak havoc in Kanyakumari

With heavy rains lashing various parts of the state since Saturday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday declared a red alert in central Kerala districts of Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur for the day.

published on : 14th November 2021

Kerala rains: Plans to release water from dams cause flood concerns, alerts issued at Idukki, Idamalayar

Akin to the floods in 2018, three days of heavy rainfall have led to steady inflow and brimming water levels in Kerala's dams. The Kakki dam, part of Sabarigiri project, will open its shutters at 11 am on Monday, October 18, 2021, and the water level in Pampa river is expected to rise. With Ayyappa devotees waiting to proceed to Sabarimala hill shrine on Tuesday, the decision to release water has caused concern.

published on : 18th October 2021

Kerala rains: Death toll in flash floods and landslides rises to 20, rescue operations on

20 people have been killed in Kerala since last night, as a result of heavy rains that triggered landslides in the districts of Idukki and Kottayam. 12 have been found dead in Kottayam, and 6 in Idukki. At least 13 people have been reported missing, including five children. Meanwhile, the Centre will provide all possible assistance to the people of Kerala who have been affected by heavy rains and resulting floods.

published on : 17th October 2021

New Delhi records highest rainfall in 46 years, orange alert issued

The highest rainfall in 46 years led to traffic snarls and waterlogging in several areas, including the Indira Gandhi International Airport, where the entrance to the Terminal 3 building and parts of the runway were flooded early on Saturday morning, September 11, 2021.

published on : 12th September 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Central Water Commission predicts severe flood situation in Kerala, TN

As cyclone Tauktae furthers closer into the Indian West Coast, the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Saturday issued an 'orange bulletin' for Kerala and Tamil Nadu, predicting a severe flood situation in the two states.

published on : 15th May 2021

Telangana: 18th century Quilashpur fort wall collapses in heavy rains

A portion of the wall of Quilashapur fort built in the 18th century by Sarvai Papanna, which had remained neglected for several years, collapsed on Thursday, following heavy rains in Jangaon district over the past couple of days.

published on : 16th October 2020

22 killed and nearly 16,000 rescued in Pune following heavy rains

22 people were killed and another eight were missing in rain-related tragedies in Pune and Jalgaon districts on September 26.  

published on : 27th September 2019

Kerala rains: Kochi citizens forced to hire boats

The full magnitude of calamities this season has only begun to unfold, but so bad is the situation already in Kochi that a residents' association is forced to hire a boatman.

published on : 20th July 2018

Heavy rainfall claims three lives in Nepal

The three people were buried after the house collapsed due to incessant rainfall, which continued for 24 hours.

published on : 13th July 2018

Mumbai continues to face heavy rainfall, Nala Sopara severely water-logged 

Heavy rain continued to lash Mumbai on Sunday. The water logging situation and flooding on streets could be experienced throughout the city. Palghar’s Nala Sopara region witnessed severe water logging

published on : 9th July 2018

Heavy rain lashes Mangalore

Locals faced difficulty in going to their workplaces as vehicles moved with snail’s pace on waterlogged roads. 

published on : 7th July 2018
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