Marooned And Sinking: Chennai Declared Disaster Zone Worst In 100 Years


Chennai; Dec.3: Chennai city in Tamil Nadu, India was hit by another continuous spell of heavy rainfall on November 30, 2015. The fresh non-stop downpours over the last two days have left the city completely immersed in water. An unprecedented flooding event which broke the last 100 years of record rainfalls in the area has lead to Chennai being declared a disaster zone, as of December 2.

While there is temporary respite for the citizens as the rains stopped since Wednesday night, the city remains inundated and dark sky threatens more downpours.

Chennai city, already saturated with continuous heavy rainfalls and floods from November 13.

A total of 490 mm (19.3 inches) of rainfall accumulation has been reported in Tambaram suburb of Chennai by the Indian Meteorological Department.

The Adyar river that passes through the city is overflowing as surplus water from Chembarambakkam lake is let into the river. In several places the communication lines were down.

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