Memories of Cyclone Vardah and the 2015 Chennai floods haunted him as he lay awake in bed. Social media sites were also used extensively to relay information about flooded areas, rescue agencies and food and relief centers. [210] In March 2016, Chennai's Water Resources Department began work to revitalise and repair reservoirs in Poondi, Cholavaram, Red Hills and Chembarambakkam. CHENNAI: Severe cyclonic storm Nivar is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the city when it makes landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal on Wednesday evening. People in many localities began draining stagnant water, while government relief efforts were supplemented by thousands of NGO volunteers and individuals with food packets, drinking water, clothes, blankets and medicines. Central government survey teams conducted studies on the extent on the flooding in early January. A tree that fell in Chennai, India, during Cyclone Nivar was removed by local police on November 26. he said. [207] By March 2016, 4,100 families who had lived in the area had been resettled, and the city corporation had cleared away hundreds of illegally encroaching constructions, widening the Adyar River in Saidapet to 220 metres from its previous 50-metre width. 1,030 cr. Dhoni donated ₹7.5 million (US$105,150). Special medical camps were conducted and medicines and sanitary napkins were distributed. An additional 15 NDRF teams were planned to arrive in a day or two. Compensation scales had also been set for losses of cotton, lentils and flowers. [175][176] Several Twitter hashtags including #ChennaiFloods, #ChennaiRains and #PrayForChennai were among the top trending hashtags across Twitter in India. Mudaliarpet, parts of Rainbow Nagar, Muthialpet, Krishna Nagar and Lawspet Main Road were inundated, along with portions of roadways near Karuvadikkuppam and the Shivaji statue on the ECR, causing traffic problems. [236], In response to the mounting criticism, an AIADMK party official said the media was distorting events and attempting to smear the party before the upcoming assembly elections; however, he promised the party would take strict action against those obstructing relief work. “The water started surrounding our home but a bus depot near our homes saved us. [1] On 25 April 2018, the skeleton of a man reported missing during the floods was discovered in the Chennai neighbourhood of Peerkankaranai near Tambaram, though a definitive identification could not be made immediately. In the first week of December 2015, Chennai saw unprecedented flooding as a result of heavy rainfall. [172] Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu visited and distributed relief materials to the flood victims at Tambaram. The cyclone claimed over 18 lives, uprooted about 15 lakh trees in Chennai and its suburbs, and caused extensive damage to roads, supplies, and power infrastructure: over 1,00,000 electric poles were mangled and 8,000 transformers damaged. Royal Enfield, Yamaha, Renault-Nissan, Ashok Leyland and Daimler shut their plants on Wednesday after the Tamil Nadu government declared a public holiday. "[The] extreme rainfall that occurred over [the] coastal districts of Tamil Nadu is part of the natural variability of the Indian monsoon system. Residents of Vyasarpadi situated in North Chennai also experienced a power shutdown till 12pm on Wednesday night. Puducherry District Collector D.Manikandan, said the rainfall had been "unprecedented in Puducherry, and the volume has been the highest [since] 1975." [39], Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister of Telecommunications said BSNL would provide free services through the week. [46], On 4 December, Chief Minister Rangasamy said the union territorial administration would immediately disburse ₹1.5 billion (US$21 million) in relief to farmers, hut-dwellers, homeowners and cattle owners in the Puducherry, Karaikal and Yanam regions. Continuing rains led to low-lying parts of Chennai becoming inundated by 13 November, resulting in the evacuation of over 1000 people from their homes. Local NGOs and hydrology experts emphasised the continued need for a comprehensive action plan to protect urban water bodies, however. Yet we were scared after listening to the prediction on Tuesday morning, since my home is located on the ground floor and we cannot even go to our relative’s home with a kid amid the pandemic.”. There were 3–4 good spells of rain between 9th and 15th. [20] The city of Chennai alone experienced five major floods between 1943 and 2005, with the 1943, 1978 and 2005 floods causing particularly severe damage. Tamil Arasan spent the whole night gripped by fear since his home was located on the ground floor of the apartment. Cyclone Nivar is expected to move northwestwards and cross the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram … He also criticised the Chennai Corporation for not having done enough "to remove all encroachments. Show us some love! "[236], In Tamil Nadu, partisan television channels associated with the ruling AIADMK and the opposing DMK political parties were criticised for using the disaster for their own political purposes. [5] At the start of December, Chittoor district recorded 65.1 cm of rain over the monsoonal season thus far, as opposed to a normal 16.1 cm of rainfall. Celebrities such as RJ Balaji, actor Siddharth and Chinmayi actively participated in the relief process by using social media to co-ordinate aid and gather information. "[223] According to research conducted by CSE, Chennai had over 600 lakes in the 1980s, but a master plan published in 2008 showed only a fraction of them to be in a healthy condition. [50] The resumption of heavy rainfall from 1 December again inundated the Cuddalore municipality and the district, displacing tens of thousands of people. The justices directed the state government to report its relief-effort co-ordination measures to the court by 16 December. Many city neighbourhoods, however, remained flooded with some lacking basic necessities due to the uncoordinated distribution of relief materials. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, "Northeast monsoon claimed 470 lives in Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa", "How Many Lives Have Been Lost in Tamil Nadu Floods? Up to 500 tanks were breached as rivers overflowed, forcing the administration to suspend rescue operations in marooned villages, though administrators supplied 10,000 food and water packets through the rail network, which managed to operate some trains, while the APSRTC continued to run bus services to less-flooded areas such as Atmakuru, Udayagiri, Marripadu and Seetharampuram. [46], On 5 December, the territorial government announced that nearly 9,000 hectares of paddy fields had been damaged by torrential rainfall, including 4,420 hectares of paddy fields in Puducherry,4,248.34 hectares in Karaikal and 287.15 hectares in Yanam. [20], The coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh usually bear the brunt of heavy rains that occur during the northeast monsoon; with numerous river systems and wetlands, Puducherry and eastern Tamil Nadu are prone to flooding. [55] It was reported by The Hindu that an average flood-affected person would require a minimum of ₹30,000 (US$421) to be adequately compensated for losses. [215], In response to harsh criticism of a severe lack of transparency and co-ordination during the crisis, the Tamil Nadu government developed a comprehensive disaster response plan, which was successfully implemented when Cyclone Vardah struck the state in December 2016; the plan effectively coordinated local, state and national relief efforts during and after the cyclone. Indian real estate portal Commonfloor.com created links on its company website for people who need shelter or want to offer shelter. The water overflowed into the depot. [49], After Chennai district, Cuddalore district was among those most severely affected by the flooding. The India Meteorological Department said a storm surge of about 2m above the sea level is likely around the time of landfall, causing inundation of low-lying areas. 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The administration further decided to provide financial relief of ₹1.24 billion (US$17 million) to 310,000 families covered under the public distribution system (PDS), or ₹4,000 (US$56) to each family. Chennai residents are not unfamiliar with floods — on Nov. 9 and 10, 2015, the city was inundated after being lashed with heavy rain of 488 mm (19 inches), often described as a “once in a century” event. [12] It was reported on 18 November that 55,000 people across Tamil Nadu had been screened for water- and vector-borne diseases in medical camps, while a further 402 mobile medical units were operating. Winds were estimated at 65 mph (105 km/h) during landfall. And also Vembakkam close to Kanchipuram recorded 470mm of rain on 13 November 2015. [45] During 4–5 December, parts of Villupuram and Tiruvarur districts received up to 10 centimetres of rain, while some towns in Cuddalore district saw up to nine centimetres. Chennai: Severe Cyclonic Storm Nivar has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and it is moving west-northwestards with a speed of 16kmph, as per the India Meteorological Department. [146], On 30 November, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) released 295,550 CHF (₹20.3805 million (US$285,735)) through the Indian Red Cross to assist 17,500 of those affected by the floods with disease prevention and relief efforts. Chennai witnesses rain, strong winds as cyclone Nivar makes landfall - Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai and Puducherry on late night of November 26 with both the cities witnessing rainfall and strong winds. [40] In Chennai city, over 100,000 (100,000) tonnes of flood debris and sludge was slowly being cleared away, while stagnant water had been pumped from 787 of 859 waterlogged neighbourhoods. [83] The persistent rainfall and flooding forced several major automakers in the region, including Ford, Renault, Nissan and Daimler AG, to temporarily halt production, resulting in estimated losses of up to ₹10 billion (US$140 million). The city of Chennai has just weathered Cyclone Nivar, which made landfall near Puducherry at 11.30 pm on November 25, and lasted until 2.30 am on November 26. [175][183][184] Nestlé, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, ITC, MTR, Britannia and Parle contributed thousands of instant meals, boxes of biscuits and 1-litre water bottles, along with tonnes of milk products and coffee; other major corporations, including Hyundai and Hindustan Unilever, donated vehicles and hundreds of thousands of food and medicine packets and actively aided with rescue efforts across the state. The project would include work to strengthen bunds, install flood warning systems and repair sluice gates; it was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016, at a cost of ₹130 million (US$2 million). The Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy rushed an amphibious warfare vessel, the INS Airavat, to Chennai on 2 December, with a complement of 20 divers, five Gemini boats, four landing craft and two boats. [28] By the evening of 2 December, over 4,500 people had been evacuated to 24 relief camps in Chennai district, with a further 23,000 people in 99 relief camps in Kancheepuram district and nearly 2,000 others in 25 camps in Tiruvallur district. On 15 November, a well-marked low-pressure area moved northwards along the Tamil Nadu coast, dropping huge amounts of rainfall over coastal Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh with 24‑hour totals peaking at 370 mm in Ponneri. German automaker BMW expected to resume production only from January 2016 while the American auto maker Ford started its plant only in late December 2015. [44], On 5 December, Prime Minister Modi announced ex gratia payments of ₹200,000 (US$2,800) to the next of kin of those who had lost their lives in the floods, and ₹50,000 (US$701) each to those seriously injured. govt. [35] The Southern Railways cancelled major train services and Chennai International Airport was closed until 6 December. [222] He subsequently clarified his position on the Tamil Nadu floods in a written statement addressed to the Rajya Sabha. [209] By February 2016, repair work on the damaged boundary walls at Chennai International Airport had largely been completed. According to Javadekar, the recent extreme rainfall across the region was "highly localised" and could not be definitively attributed to the effects of climate-change. [235] The party also released a poem on social media praising Jayalalithaa despite near-universal condemnation of government relief efforts. [124] In Chittoor district, 8,455 affected households were given a total of ₹42.9 million (US$600,000) in compensation, while 10,797 people were sheltering in rehabilitation camps. 3,8276.8 million hectares of crops had been lost due to flooding, including over 347,000 hectares of agricultural crops and 35,471 hectares of horticultural crops; roughly 98,000 livestock animals and poultry had died. Mosques around the affected parts of the city were opened for camping and shelter. [16] According to Naidu, Nellore district was the most seriously affected, reporting an estimated ₹13.95 billion (US$196 million) worth of losses, followed by Chittoor district, which reported losses of ₹8.18 billion (US$115 million). The government further announced that the rehoused residents would receive an allowance of ₹30,000 (US$421) a year to help them resettle. In the chief minister's state assembly constituency of Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar, flood victims heckled senior ministers Natham Viswanathan, Sellur Raju and Gokul Indira following their visit on 4 December, forcing them to make a hasty retreat. Following numerous complaints regarding the Tamil Nadu state government's lack of relief effort co-ordination, a public-interest litigation petition was filed in the Madras High Court; on 11 December, Chief Justice S.K. [7] On 9 December, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister Modi, requesting him to immediately declare the "unprecedented, catastrophic and cataclysmic" flooding as a "national calamity. [47] Due to rainfall in Tirunelveli district, all of its dams had reached or were approaching full capacity by 7 December, forcing local authorities to discharge thousands of cusecs of water from reservoirs and causing the Thamirabarani River to reach flood stage. to flood-hit AP", "North T.N. [69][97] Political parties in Tamil Nadu demanded swift action and the allocation of central government relief funds. [59] Tambram got worst of it, Puducherry sustained relatively minor damage in November as the depression largely remained offshore; some trees were downed and several banana and sugarcane plantations at Kuttchipalayam were severely damaged. Amrit Sangma, Caritas India communication officer, said the organisation would provide food, wash kits and clothes to affected people with the support of four local partners. [96], Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced an initial allocation of ₹5 billion (US$70 million) for relief and rehousing, with ₹400,000 (US$5,600) for each family who had lost relatives in the floods. The mechanism is referred to as 'upstream blocking'. [23] This study showed that the mountains of Eastern Ghats blocked clouds that came from the Bay of Bengal from moving further inland. Unlike during the regular monsoon, rainfall during the northeast monsoon is sporadic, but typically far exceeds the amount produced by th… The wind speed was around 100-120 kmph at the time of the cyclone making landfall. Relief work was initially intended to be mostly concentrated in the three districts of Kanchipuram, Villupuram and Thiruvallur, with efforts to widen following further assessments. Three naval flood relief teams, comprising 86 trained swimmers and divers and three officers, were rushed to Tamil Nadu, along with several hundred food packets. [118], In addition, on 9 December Chief Minister Jayalalithaa requested Modi to develop a credit and soft loan programme through the Finance Ministry to aid families who had lost personal belongings and household appliances; this was as the state's existing compensation plan was inadequate for effectively compensating affected people for those losses. Coastal places of Tada recorded 114mm of rainfall on the same day. [85] Many major information technology companies, including Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services, closed their offices and had their employees work from their homes, or transferred operations to other locations in cities including Pune and Bengaluru. [225], Union Environment and Forests Minister Javadekar said the exact causes of the flooding – whether the result of climate change or stemming from other causes – remained in "a grey area" as experts had differing opinions. [87], During the floods in December, the administration in Puducherry evacuated over 1,000 people to relief centres and distributed over 200,000 food packets to affected citizens. So [the] frequency, [the] ferocity of untimely rains increases, [along with] erratic monsoons, droughts and floods; all these are caused [by climate change]." [28] The continued rains led to schools and colleges remaining closed across Puducherry and Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts in Tamil Nadu, and fishermen were warned against sailing because of high waters and rough seas. [60] Puducherry reported receiving 55.7 mm of rainfall over the 24-hour period from 14–15 November. [131] As the extent of the disaster became clear, the Prime Minister flew to Chennai on the afternoon of 3 December to personally review the relief efforts; he met with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and conducted an aerial survey of flood-stricken areas in the city. [197] Retired Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan donated ₹6.698 lakh (US$9,391) and ₹1 crore (US$140,200) respectively while Indian cricketer M.S. [143] On 8 December, Gujarat said it would also donate ₹50 million (US$701,000) in relief funds to Tamil Nadu; via Twitter, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said the "devastation caused by [the] incessant rains in Tamil Nadu has grieved the entire nation. [9], In January 2016, the state government issued a detailed final statement which said 421 people in Tamil Nadu had died of flood-related causes between 28 October, when the first monsoonal rains had arrived in earnest, through 31 December;[note 1][1][3][4][6][31][57][58] however, relief workers alone had reported hundreds more who were missing, and various police reports had placed the death toll in the Chennai region alone at over 500 as of mid-December. Located along the banks of the Adyar River, the area had been among those worst affected by the floods. In Kancheepuram district, people in low-lying areas had been moved to safety and 16,000 food packets distributed. [76] On 3 December, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu offered support to Tamil Nadu, which had likewise been severely affected by the floods. [79] Numerous accounts of price-gouging were reported; airfares to and from for most parts of South India peaked to almost 10 times over their normal price. During the December floods in Chennai and the adjoining areas, milk packets sold for ₹100 (US$1.40), five times more than their usual cost. Many residents in those areas complained the authorities had insufficiently taken measures to prepare for the floods. [87] Over 1.1 million (1,100,000) people were rescued in the Chennai region by the time rainfall ceased. On 8 November 2015, during the annual cyclone season, a low pressure area consolidated into a depression and slowly intensified into a deep depression before crossing the coast of Tamil Nadu near Puducherry the following day. to spend Rs. [52][54], The state government reported preliminary flood damages of ₹84.81 billion (US$1 billion), and requested ₹20 billion (US$280 million) for immediate relief efforts. [13] With estimates of damages and losses ranging from nearly ₹200 billion (US$3 billion) to over ₹1 trillion (US$14 billion),[7][8][14][15][16][17] the floods were the costliest to have occurred in 2015, and were among the costliest natural disasters of the year. [36] In Kancheepuram district, over 55,000 people had taken refuge in 237 relief camps by 5 December. Cyclone Vardah in December 2016 knocked out an estimated 33,000 trees in Chennai city alone. Heavy rain of about 27 cm pounded the temple town of Tirupathi. The cyclone was likely to damage houses and roads, uproot power lines and trees and destroy crops along India's south east coast Hundreds of people in low lying areas in India's southern city of Chennai were evacuated and more than 150 relief centres were on … [80] Apart from airfares in South India, airfares also increased for other connections within the country, due to disruptions in rail services. It was a nightmare until we got the electricity back after midnight,” he said. [178], People helped create online spreadsheets documenting possible shelters and a crowd-sourced map on 27–28 November to document inundated neighbourhoods and streets in Chennai. [56] On 22 December, the government further revised its estimates, requesting ₹174315.1 million (US$2.63 billion) in addition to the ₹84.81 billion previously requested for the flood damage sustained in November, for a total of ₹259125.1 million (US$3.91 billion). Water bottles and cans were sold at prices between ₹100 (US$1.40) to ₹150 (US$2.10). 2,429 hectares of crops in the district were damaged, including 1,790 hectares of paddy that had been submerged. [198] Sex workers in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra donated ₹100,000 (US$1,400) towards flood relief efforts by using their savings and eating just one meal a day. The Manjalneer Kalvai, primarily a flood drain channel for the city, overflowed after the Netteri lake breached on the Kancheepuram-Vellore Road in the wee hours of Friday, flooding the entire stretch of Gandhi Road and Munusamy Mudaliyar Avenue and forcing the police to close for traffic the prime junction Moongil Mandapam where the Gandhi Road joins with Vallal Pachaiyappan Salai. [76] After a central government survey team completed an assessment of the flood-hit districts on 12 December, the state government submitted a final revised estimate of damages from the November and December floods; the memorandum stated that the flooding had caused ₹49.6 billion (US$695 million) worth of damages and losses. responsible for the catastrophe", "Extra rain and poor urban planning: Why Chennai went under water", "Role of Eastern Ghats Orography and Cold Pool in an Extreme Rainfall Event over Chennai on 1 December 2015", "More rain sinks Chennai; inept corporation, illegal sites exposed", "In pics: Tamil Nadu sees sunshine, but roads still waterlogged", "Chennai misses new rain record by a whisker", "Chennai receives highest rainfall in Tamil Nadu", "Tamil Nadu floods LIVE: Chennai officially declared disaster zone; PM Modi takes stock of situation", "Rain threat in TN due to fresh low pressure", "Chennai rains: IMD predicts heavy rains in TN, Puducherry for next 4 days", "Chennai drowns in deluge of water; flight services suspended", "Jayalalithaa announces relief measures, half-yearly examinations postponed", "Chennai floods: The Hindu not published for first time since 1878", "Thousands of residents flee north Chennai", "As sky turns menacing again, rescue efforts intensified", "Ex-gratia for Tamil Nadu flood victims; focus shifts to relief work", "Rain-hit claim they have been denied relief material", "Chennai floods: Over 50,000 houses of low income group damaged", "As life limps back to normalcy in flood-hit Tamil Nadu, schools and colleges reopen", "Corpn. 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