Areas Affected by Heavy Rains and Floods in Chennai, Tamilnadu

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Chennai trying to get back to normalcy

10:55 AM IST, Dec 7, 2015

  • Chennai Airport becomes fully functional from Monday for both domestic and international flights.
  • The KSTRC services carried more people safely from Chennai to Kerala, taking the total number of passengers to 1,200.
  • The IT companies have suffered a loss of about $60 million due to the floods. The automobile industry has also suffered possible losses of about Rs. 15,000 crore.
  • Lack of co-ordination between government agencies and independent relief camps is causing problems in the relief work as there is lack of information about the flood-affected areas.

US offers help for flood victims

11:58 AM IST, Dec 4, 2015 – The U.S. expressed heartfelt grief at the flood situation in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. The State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner, while speaking to the media, said that they would like to extend assistance to the people who have been affected by the floods. Acknowledging India as one of its strong partners, Toner said that U.S. is in constant touch with the Indian Government and discussing ways as to how they can provide help.

Air services in Chennai to resume today

10:25 AM IST, Dec 4, 2015 – The people of Chennai are in for relief as the rains have let up and there has been a sharp fall in the water levels of the Adyar and Kumbh rivers. This has fast-tracked rescue operations. While train services are likely to begin after 5 November 2015, sources said that 7 flights would be operated by Air India and some private airlines from the Rajali Naval air station. The PM visited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa, and said that the Centre would stand beside the people affected by the flood.

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Helpline Numbers are as follows:

Emergency Toll Free Number: 1910
State Emergency: 1070
District Emergency: 1077
Fire & Rescue: 101
Ambulance: 108
Sewage overflow – 45674567, 22200335
Tree fall, waterlogging – 1913

Other Helpline Numbers:

Tiruvottiyur : 09445190001, Manali: 09445190002; Madhavaram: 9445190003, Ambattur: 9445190007; Tondiarpet: 9445190004, Royapuram: 9445190005; Annanagar: 9445190008, Teynampet: 9445190009, Alandur: 9445190012, Adyar: 9445190013,Perungudi: 9445190014

Flood Control Room: 28593990, 044-28410577,9445869843/47

Chennai floods worsen, rescue operations underway

10:20 AM IST, Dec 3, 2015 – As per media reports, 20,000 people have been rescued in a day. Chennai Airport has been shut till 6 December where 3,500 people are still stranded. 15 teams of National Disaster Response Force  and 16 rescue teams of the Army have been deployed to the city. More rescue teams from Delhi and Bhubaneswar are being put into action in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The Meteorological Department has warned that the next 48 hours are crucial as more rain is expected in coming two days. It is expected that the floods in Chennai will result in a financial loss of about Rs. 15,000 crore. Tamil Nadu  CM J. Jayalalithaa has written to PM Narendra Modi seeking financial help of Rs. 8,480.92 crore from the Natural Disaster Relief Fund . The Rajya Sabha members have offered to donate a part of their MPLADS funds for the rescue work in the state.

• PM Narendra Modi took an aerial survey of Chennai and announced a relief of Rs. 1000 crore for Tamil Nadu.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he is leaving for Chennai to take a stock of the situation.
• Reportedly more than 35 lakes are flowing at dangerous levels, which may cause more floods in Chennai as surplus water is flowing in the city.
• Tamil Nadu CM J.Jayalalithaa chairs a high level meeting to review the ongoing relief and rescue operations.
• Rajnath Singh in a statement in Lok Sabha said that the death toll in Tamil Nadu due to floods has reached 269.
• Andhra Pradesh and Odisha offer help to Tamil Nadu.

Record rains cripples life in Chennai

11:30 AM IST, Dec 2, 2015 – Chennai is receiving incessant rains since 1 December 2015, which is also termed as the heaviest in the last 100 years. The heavy rains have crippled the life as numerous roads, train tracks, airport runways have been flooded. As per recent reports, all flights have been suspended in Chennai Airport and 19 trains have been cancelled. Rescue operations have been started and the Defence forces along with the National Disaster Response Force have reached Chennai to save lives. Schools have been closed and exams have been postponed. In many parts of the city, residents have opened doors for stranded people. The meteorological department has predicted heavy rains for next 4 days in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. With death toll reaching 188, PM Narendra Modi has assured help from the Centre to Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalallithaa.

Areas Affected by Floods in Chennai

Anna Nagar, Anna Road, Anna Salai, Besant Nagar, Egmore, George Town, Kodambakkam, Mylapore, Perambur, Nungambakkam, Vadapalani, Abhiramapuram, Adambakkam, Agaram, Alandur, Alapakkam, Alwarthirunagar, Alwarpet, Ambattur, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Ambattur OT, Aminjikarai,  Arcot Road, Arumbakkam, Ashok Nagar, Attipatttu, Avadi, Ayanavaram, Ayyappanthangal, Broadway, Cathedral Road, Chinmaya Nagar, Choolai, Choolaimedu, CIT Nagar, East Coast Road, Ekkatuthangal, Ennore, Ernavur, Erukkancheri, Flowers Road, Gandhi Nagar, Gopalapuram, Gowrivakkam, Greams Road, Guindy, Guindy Industrial Estate, Gurukkambakkam, Haddows Road, Hastinapuram, Indira Nagar, Injambakkam, Jafferkhanpet, Jawahar Nagar, Kaladipet, Kamaraj Nagar, Kandanchavadi, Karambakkam, Karapakkam, Kattupakkam, Kilkattalai, Kellys, Kilpauk, Kilpauk Garden, KK Nagar, KK Nagar West, Kodungaiyur, Kolathur, Kondithope, Korattur, Korukkupet, Kottivakkam, Kottur, Kotturpuram, Kovilambakkam, Koyambedu, Kosapet, Maduravoyal, Manapakkam, Mandaveli, Mandavelipakkam, Mangadu, Mannady, Mannurpet, Medavakkam, Meenambakkam, Metha Nagar, Mettukuppam, MGR Nagar, MKB Nagar, Mogapper, Mogapper East, Mogapper West, Moolakadai, Mount Road, Mylapur, Nammalwarpt, Nandambakkam, Nandanam, Nanganallur, Nehru Nagar, Nelson Manickam Road, Nerkundram, Nesapakkam, New Perungalathur, New Washermanpet, Neelankarai, North Usman Road, Pammal, Park Town, Parrys, Pattalam, Pazhavanthangal, Perambur Barracks Road, Peravallur, Periyamedu, Periyar Nagar, Perungudi, Polichalur, Pondy Bazaar, Ramapuram, Rangarajapuarm, Royapettah, Royapettah high road, Royapuram, Saidapet,  Saligramam, Santhome, Selaiyur, Sembakkam, Seven Wells, Shastri Nagar, Shenoy Nagar, Sholinganallur,  Sholinganallur, Sowcarpet, Spencer Plaza, Srinivasa Nagar, St Thomas Mount, Parangi Malai, T. Nagar, Thillai Ganga Nagar, Taramani,Thiyagaraya Nagar, Tirumullaivayal, Thiruvallikeni, Tiruverkadu Road, Tondiarpet, Triplicane, Triplicane High Road, Triplicane South, Ullagaram, Urapakkam, Valasaravakkam, Vanagaram, Velachery, Velachery Main Road, Vepery, Villivakkam, Virugambakkam, Vyasarpadi, Washermanpet, West CIT Nagar, West K.K. Nagar, West Mambalam, Mogappair West.

Tamil Nadu Flood Affected Areas Map

Tamil Nadu Flood Affected Areas Map

Map showing Areas Affected by Rains and Floods in Tamilnadu.

Southern Railway has cancelled 12 trains and diverted 11 others due to heavy rainfall with immediate effect.

The 12 trains that were cancelled include Chennai Egmore-Tiruchendur Express, Chennai Egmore-Rameswaram Express, Chennai Egmore-Pondicherry Express, Chennai Egmore-Tuticorin ‘Pearl City’ Express, Chennai Egmore-Sengottai ‘Pothigai’ Express, Chennai Egmore-Rameswaram Express. Chennai Egmore-Mannargudi ‘Mannai’ Express, Chennai Egmore-Tiruchirapalli ‘Rockfort’ Express, Chennai Egmore-Salem Express, Chennai Egmore-Karaikkal ‘Kamban’ Express, Chennai Egmore-Thanjavur Express, a Southern Railway press release said.

The 11 trains that were diverted include Manduadih-Rameswaram Express, New Delhi-Pondicherry Express, Chennai-Kanniyakumari Express, Nizamuddin-Kanniyakumari ‘Tirukkural’ Express, Chennai-Trivandrum Express, Chennai-Tirunelveli Express, Chennai-Madurai ‘Pandian’ Express.
Chennai-Mangalore Express, Tiruchirapalli-Howrah Express, Madurai-Chennai ‘Pandian’ Express,Tirunelveli-Chennai ‘Nellai’ Express, the release said.


Heavy rains take about 80 lives in Tamil Nadu

Nov 18, 2015 – At least 111 people have lost their lives as heavy rains resulted in floods in Tamil Nadu. Chennai has been badly affected by floods as around 59 people have been killed in the capital so far. As per media reports, the incessant rains are caused due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal coast near Tamil Nadu. Reportedly, the low pressure system is moving towards the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh resulting in rains in the state. So far, thousands of people have been rescued and shifted to safer shelters.

The Meteorological department has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rains in the next two days. Fishermen have also been warned not to venture into the sea. Many schools and colleges have been shut due to incessant rains. Relief operations are underway in the state. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa has announced a sum of Rs. 500 crore for relief and rehabilitation in the state. She has also ordered to open 50 farm fresh outlets in Chennai to meet the increasing demand.15 senior IAS officers have been deputed to Chennai to look after the relief operations. Army and NDRF have also joined the rescue operations to save more and more people.

Many trains and flights have been affected due to the floods. The trains that were affected are:

Trains cancelled on 17 November are:

  • Bhubaneshwar—Bengaluru City Prashanthi express
  • Bengaluru city—Kakinada Sheshadri express
  • Kakinada—Bengaluru city Sheshadri express
  • Hatia—Yesvantpur express

The trains which have been diverted are:

  • Train No.15906 Dibrugarh Town – Kanniyakumari Express
  • Train no. 17230 Hyderabad – Trivandrum Express
  • Train No.12296 Patna – Bengaluru City Express
  • Train no. 12626 New Delhi – Trivendrum Express
  • Train No.22815 Bilaspur – Ernakulam Express
  • Train No.16687 Mangaluru – Katra Express
  • Train No.12642 New Delhi – Kanniyakumari Express
  • Train No.12625 Trivendrum – New Delhi Express

Helpline Numbers:

  • Toll free number: 1077
  • Salem district Police Control Room: 0427-2273100
  • Special Branch Police office: 0427-2272929/2273838 and mobile number 9498100970
  • Fire and Rescue Service Department: 0427-2211603 (toll-free number 101) Collectorate: 0427-2452244/2400200 (toll-free number 1077)
  • District Police Office: 0427-2274747

– Death toll due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu rises to 269.

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