China reported three cases of heavy rainfall in October, bringing the national precipitation to 51 millimeters, 44 per cent more than normal in the same period, as per report.
Kerala rains: Plans to release water from dams cause flood concerns, alerts issued at Idukki, Idamalayar
In 2018, intense rainfall had filled up the dams and a fresh spell of torrential rainfall led to the simultaneous opening of all major dams, leading to flooding of coastal areas.
The death toll due to the heavy rains and landslides in Kerala mounted to 21, according to the State's Information and Public Relations Department on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams for search, rescue and relief operations in the state where the death toll from heavy rains and landslide rose to eight on October 17.
"There are reports that some 15 coal miners are trapped in a mine on the outskirts of the town due to the quake," officials said.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred at Kolhapur district of neighbouring Maharashtra and low-magnitude tremors were felt in Vijayapura, officials said.
In 2015, when Chennai was awash in an unprecedented flood, five IT industry professionals and college mates came together for a philanthropic mission.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla emphasized on the need of building up capacities and response reflexes to ensure round the clock preparedness.
The vulnerable states are Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal.
The second part of this series post the recent devastating floods in Kerala explores the danger of an ecological apocalypse waiting to sweep across India and the world.
Harvey may have been the worst storm in 12 years, but good civic systems eased the ordeal of citizens.