TAMIL NADU FLOOD PRONE AREAS HEAVY RAIN

TAMIL NADU FLOOD PRONE AREAS HEAVY RAIN

HEAVY RAIN FLOOD

TAMIL NADU FLOOD PRONE AREAS HEAVY RAIN

Heavy Rains Lash South Tamil Nadu; People Being EvacuatE From Flood-Prone Areas

Kayalpattinam in Thoothukudi district recorded 95 centimeters of rainfall between December 17 and 18. Over 12,000 people are reportedly house in relief centres.

New Delhi: Four districts in southern Tamil Nadu have witnessed extremely heavy rainfall – “historically heavy rainfall”, as chief minister M.K. Stalin put it – over the past two days.

TAMIL NADU FLOOD PRONE AREAS HEAVY RAIN

FLOOD AREAS

Floods have ensued, with the Tamiraparani river that flows through Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts running in spate.

Several towns and villages have been inundat.

As of the morning of Tuesday (December 19), more than 12,000 people have been house in relief centres, India Today report, adding that three people were also kill in rain-related incidents

The town of Kayalpattinam in Thoothukudi district recorded 95 centimetres of rainfall between December 17-18, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai said.

Experts say this is higher than the area’s annual rainfall.

Tiruchendur, another town in the same district, recorded 69 cm of rainfall.

Historic rainfall”

On December 17, Kayalpattinam in Thoothukudi recorded 932 mm in 24 hours, said Pradeep John, who goes by the name ‘Tamil Nadu Weatherman’ on X (formerly Twitter).

“This is more than their annual rainfal falling in a day,” he posted. “This is the highest ever rainfall record in plains ever in Tamil Nadu in 24 hrs & the 2nd highest rainfall after the Kakkachi (manjolai) 965 mm recorded in 1992.”

Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli district recorded a whopping 300 mm till 8.30 pm on December 17, he also posted.

“It is now the wettest day ever for Palayamkottai in 150 years since 1871.”

PEOPLE ARE AFFECT

A resident in Muthiyapuram village in Vilathikulam in Thoothukudi district said that they hadn’t seen such rains in the past

Raj Bhagat Palanichamy, manager of geoanalytics at the World Resources Institute India, post on X that though heavy rains were predict for southern Tamil Nadu, the “extreme nature” of it was not – weather models have limitations in prediction,

TAMIL NADU FLOOD PRONE AREAS HEAVY RAIN

he said.

He add that among other things, a detailed map of low-lying and flood- prone areas in the state is require, as is a long term plan for the identifY vulnerable areas.

In a 24-hour span from 8.30 am on December 18 onwards, several locations in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts recorded significant rainfall, per a press release by the IMD on December 19.

The army, air force, navy and coast guard have been press into action to deal with the floods caused by the heavy rains.

Train services in the southern part of the state have also been affect.

The News Minute reported that after around 36 hours of being strand, passengers of the Tiruchendur-Chennai express were rescue by the National Disaster Response Force on December 19.

CM Stalin in Delhi to meet PM Modi

M.K. Stalin is currently in New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, to “request adequate assistance from the Union government to restore normalcy”.

“Following the unprecedented rains caused by #CycloneMichaung, which affected Chennai

and its neighbouring districts earlier this month, the southern districts of Tamil Nadu have now experienced historically high rain over past few days. This has severely impact the livelihoods of many and caused extensive damage to infrastructure,” he posted on X.

As of December 19, the Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre has also predicted isolated heavy rainfall in the districts of Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram,

Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari in the south of Tamil Nadu, as well as in Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai districts.

TAMIL NADU FLOOD PRONE AREAS HEAVY RAIN

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