[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. Adding more concern, sea would be rough to very rough along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu coasts during next 48 hours. [211], In state legislative assembly elections in May 2016, the AIADMK was returned to power in Tamil Nadu, albeit with a reduced majority. The corporation also announced that damaged roads would quickly be re-paved and previously shelved storm drain projects would resume. [51] Rains continued through 9 December. Tamilisai mentioned the cleaning and de-silting of the Cooum River would allow it to divert large amounts of runoff during the monsoons. Also, several claimed that the political parties obstructed the flood relief efforts of the volunteers for their own gains. Vardah making landfall over the coast of India. [28][138] In a letter to Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal said he was "deeply saddened to learn about the havoc [caused] by incessant rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu" and conveyed "deepest sympathies for the loss of life and property ... on behalf of the people of Delhi", and pledged "fullest support and all resources at my disposal towards any cooperation required". [176] Telecom major Airtel announced loan credit of ₹30 (42¢ US) and free benefits of calls and 50 MB of data. Indian real estate portal Commonfloor.com created links on its company website for people who need shelter or want to offer shelter. They affected the Coromandel Coast region of the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. [citation needed]. The government also reported 1,544 hectares of sugarcane fields under cultivation had been damaged, along with 297.73 hectares of plantains, 231.9 hectares of tapioca and related tubers, 168.10 hectares of vegetable fields and eight hectares under betel-leaf cultivation. "Squally winds would commence to prevail along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from December 1 morning," it said and asked fishermen not to venture into the sea. [77], Supplies of basic necessities, including milk, water and vegetables, were affected due to logistical difficulties. The administration opened 66 relief centres in Karaikal to accommodate rain affected persons. 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. [210] In March 2016, Chennai's Water Resources Department began work to revitalise and repair reservoirs in Poondi, Cholavaram, Red Hills and Chembarambakkam. [22] The system brought very heavy rainfall over the coastal and the north interior districts of Tamil Nadu. The costliest tropical cyclone in India was Cyclone Amphan of 2020, which hit West Bengal and caused $14 billion worth of damage. [32] Additionally, at least 17,000 homes were destroyed. "The system is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm (Nada) during next 12 hours. Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would prevail along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu coasts during next 24 hrs. Many city neighbourhoods, however, remained flooded with some lacking basic necessities due to the uncoordinated distribution of relief materials. Medical care would be arranged, children would be enrolled in schools and vocational training would be provided for job-seekers. [88] The Chennai real estate market sustained an estimated loss of nearly ₹300 billion (US$4.2 billion),[89] while over 20,000 small and medium industrial units across Tamil Nadu reported total losses of over ₹140 billion (US$2.0 billion). It weakened rapidly and dissipated to the north of Bikaner on the following day. As rains lashed many places here since yesterday, the Met office has predicted more downpour and thundershowers for the state. [202], By the end of December 2015, most hospitals in Chennai had wholly or partially restored services. [228], In North Chennai area, residents staged protests and criticised the government for its lack of any rescue response in their locality. He expressed pain at witnessing the "unprecedented havoc the rains had caused in Puducherry and Karaikal regions during the last twenty days, damaging standing crops, horticultural crops and also [damaging] houses and huts, besides cattle owners". You can find out more by clicking 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. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. According to a statement made by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, people living in huts who had lost them in the floods would be compensated with a permanent house, ₹10,000 (US$140), 10 kilos of rice, a sari and a dhoti; those affected by flooding and who lived in substantial houses would receive the same clothes and amount of rice along with ₹5,000 (US$70) in compensation. [187][188], Several notable actors donated towards relief efforts, including: Vijay (₹50 million (US$701,000)), Rajinikanth (₹1 million (US$14,020)), Raghava Lawrence (₹10 million (US$140,200)), Ajith Kumar (₹6 million (US$84,120)), Shah Rukh Khan (₹10 million (US$140,200)).,[189] Allu Arjun (₹2.5 million (US$35,050)), Suriya and Karthi (₹2.5 million (US$35,050)), Vishal (₹1 million (US$14,020)), Dhanush (₹500,000 (US$7,000)), Varun Tej (₹300,000 (US$4,200)) and Sai Dharam Tej (₹300,000 (US$4,200), in food and medicines). [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. He and local Communist Party of India state secretary R Mutharasan urged efforts to obtain large amounts of federal disaster relief funding; Karunanidhi further suggested soliciting funds "from the rich in Tamil Nadu for disaster relief and the establishment of party monitoring committees to ensure a speedy disbursal of relief without any discrimination". DNA: Mewat of Haryana is also a 'cause' of Love Jihad? [217] In April, the Chennai city corporation began the process of mechanically desilting the city's canals and drains using imported recyclers and robotic excavators. Stalin said the state's financial assistance of ₹5,000 (US$70) for each displaced family "would not be of much help to the people. [35] The resulting floods killed at least 23 people and affected more than 130,400. 5th December 2018. A western disturbance over Pakistan and adjoining areas of Jammu and Kashmir kept the system from moving further north into drier portions of Rajasthan. [24] Ten Asiatic lions, an endangered species with only 523 living individuals documented in May 2015, died during the floods while more than a dozen remain missing. [63] At the start of December, Puducherry reported receiving 83.4 centimetres of rain during November alone, as opposed to a normal average of 76.7 centimetres during the entire north-east monsoonal period from October to December. [87][125] The NDRF deployed two teams in Puducherry; several voluntary organisations launched relief efforts, distributing blankets, food and water. [46] In Karaikal, an enclave of Puducherry, nearly 50 houses were damaged due to heavy rain and flooding.

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