Monsoon Rains

Northeast monsoon: Reprieve for Chennai, delta districts of TN under the pump

In the last 24 hours (ending 8.30 am), on Thursday, a weather station at Sirkali in Mayiladuthurai recorded extremely heavy rainfall of 22 cm, which is the highest recorded in the state so far.

published on : 3rd November 2022

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

Red Hills in Tiruvallur recorded a whopping 13 cm of rainfall, the highest in the State in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Tuesday; Met department has forecast mdoerate rains for Wednesday.

published on : 1st November 2022

Karnataka rains: 13 dead since October 1; CM issues directions for relief

The Chief Minister also directed that preventive measures must be taken to check flash floods due to unprecedented rains lashing several districts in the state.

published on : 13th October 2022

Heavy rains, lightning kill at least 36 in Uttar Pradesh, parts of northern India

Officials said 39 people in the state have died from lightning in the last five days, prompting authorities to issue new guidelines for how people can protect themselves during a thunderstorm.

published on : 25th September 2022

Not just climate change, Pakistan's overall vulnerability too worsened floods, study finds

What happened in Pakistan “would have been a disastrously high rainfall event without climate change, but it's worse because of climate change,” the study's senior author, a climate scientist, said.

published on : 16th September 2022

Pakistan scrambles to deliver aid as flood death toll rises

Authorities said the overall death toll reached 1,422 on Tuesday, with 31 more people dying in rain-related incidents this week.

published on : 13th September 2022

Rains expose mess caused by lopsided development in India's tech capital Bengaluru

The city, dubbed India’s tech capital, is home to several technology companies and many of their offices have been lashed by the rains, prompting employees to work from home.

published on : 6th September 2022

Overnight rains leave India's IT capital Bengaluru struggling

Outer Ring Road, that houses some of the IT companies, suffered water logging and traffic pile up, with a video showing people stranded.

published on : 5th September 2022

'We've gone back 50 years': Pakistan farmers count flood damage

Unless flooded farmlands can be drained, farmers will not be able to plant a winter wheat crop -- vital for the country's food security.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Flood-hit Pakistan reports outbreak of water-borne diseases

Flood waters continued to recede in most of the country, but many districts in southern Sindh province remain underwater.

published on : 1st September 2022

UN chief Guterres to travel to flood-hit Pakistan on solidarity visit

The visit was announced after the cash-strapped Pakistan government teamed up with the United Nations and issued a flash appeal for USD 160 million to deal with the disaster.

published on : 31st August 2022

Fear of water-borne diseases emerge as new threat in flood-hit Pakistan

Massive flooding from the rains since mid-June has killed at least 1,162 people, a phenomenon experts blame on climate change.

published on : 31st August 2022

Over 6.5 lakh pregnant women in dire need of care in flood-hit Pakistan: UNFPA

Over 1,600 persons have been injured and nearly 735,000 livestock, a significant source of livelihood and food have been lost in the flooding.

published on : 31st August 2022

Pakistan flood victims caught off guard when waters hit swiftly, brutally

More than 1,160 people have been killed in flooding across Pakistan since mid-June caused by heavy and unrelenting monsoon rains, fueled they say by the world's changing climate.

published on : 31st August 2022

Five members of a family, including 4-year-old boy, die in landslide in Thodupuzha

The Idukki District Collector Sheeba George said four families have been shifted to a relief camp nearby.

published on : 29th August 2022

Tens of millions of Pakistanis battle worst monsoon floods in a decade; over 1000 deaths recorded

The flooding could not have come at a worse time for Pakistan, where the economy is in free fall; on Sunday the first aid flights began arriving --- from Turkey and the UAE.

published on : 29th August 2022

Paddy sowing down by 5.99 per cent so far; major lag in Jharkhand, WB, Chattisgarh

Paddy was sown in 390.99 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, the data showed. It is the main kharif crop, sowing of which begins with the onset of the southwest monsoon from June.

published on : 26th August 2022

Monsoon fury: People forced to drink flood water in marooned Odisha villages

There is scarcity of drinking water, polythene sheets and healthcare services for the elderly and pregnant women, a local school teacher said.

published on : 25th August 2022

Floods wreak havoc across Pakistan; 903 dead since mid-June

The National Disaster Management Authority said Wednesday that 126 people were killed in flood-related incidents in the past 48 hours, with most of the victims being women and children.

published on : 25th August 2022

Village chief who alerted others falls victim to Himachal landslide along with kin

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that the state government will provide Rs 4 lakh to next of kin of the deceased who lost their lives in the landslides and flash floods.

published on : 22nd August 2022
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