TNIE visited roads across Chennai that are in poor condition making daily travel through a risky affair in the monsoon season.
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.
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.
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.
Heavy rainfall battered Bengaluru on Oct 19, with downpours resulting in waterlogging in several parts of the city. Metro's retaining wall collapsed near Seshadripuram, leading to several cars and bikes being damaged. The IMD has issued a yellow rainfall alert predicting a few spells of rain or thundershowers over the next 24 hours.
At least nine people were killed after the boundary wall of an Army enclave collapsed following heavy rains in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The nine people include three children and labourers living outside the wall. The capital city of Lucknow is inundated in rainwaters due to heavy downpour from last 24 hours.
Three tribal settlements in the Munderi forest became isolated due to heavy rain and a significant rise in the water level in the Chaliyar river. As a result, people living in these settlements were cut off from the mainland.
Mumbaikars had no respite from the heavy rains which continued to lash the city for the 4th consecutive day on July 7. IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar for July 8. The IMD has also predicted the possibility of occasional strong winds reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph. The suburban services were delayed by a few minutes due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai and the neighbouring Thane district.
Many parts of the Mumbai remain inundated in waist deep water as incessant rains lash the city, causing flooding and waterlogging. People struggle to commute as many low-lying areas of the city like Hindmata, and areas in Dadar and Sion, including the Gandhi Market are heavily water logged. Three people were injured in a landslide near a chawal on July 6, as the city continued to witness heavy rains for the third day in a row.
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.
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.
As rains continue to lash days ahead of the expected onset of Southwest monsoon, IMD has issued a red alert in 5 districts in Kerala on May 16. IMD issued a red alert in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur districts. A few low lying areas in Kerala were flooded on May 15 due to heavy downpour.
Chennai crossed the 1,000-mm mark in terms of rainfall received this month. This has happened only three times before in the last 200 years. Chennai, along with other coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, has been receiving heavy rains for several days. Water stagnation has been reported in 186 streets across 75 areas in #Chennai.
An #IndianAirForce helicopter rescued 10 persons stranded in the middle of Chitravathi river in the Ananthapur district of #AndhraPradesh on November 20. Meanwhile,4 more deaths in rain-related incidents in Kadapa and Anantapur districts took the toll arising out of the heavy rains in the State to 23.
The state has recorded an all-time high rainfall during Northeast Monsoon this year since 1901, though the season is only midway. It has received 244.4mm rainfall till November 15 against the average of 103.8mm, an excess of 136%. The earlier highest rainfall was 823.3mm in 2010.
Heavy rain continued to lash most parts of the state on Sunday, leaving at least four people dead, damaging scores of houses and destroying a large extent of crops besides causing flood and landslips in some areas.