When did floods came in Chennai?
8 November 2015
2015 South India floods
|Submerged bridges in Chennai|
|Date||8 November 2015 – 14 December 2015|
|Location||South India (Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh)|
|Deaths||500+ Tamil Nadu: 422 (official, likely more) Andhra Pradesh: 81 Puducherry: 3|
Is there any flood in Tamil Nadu?
The coastal city of Thoothukudi in southern Tamil Nadu has been flooded after it received 26 cm of rainfall in eight hours. The district has received 60% more showers this season – 51cm against the usual 32cm.
How does new infrastructure increase the risk of flooding?
Increased surface water flows resulting from new housing or infrastructure will inevitably find their way into rivers – which could cause flooding downstream.
What is the solution of flooding?
Flood control infrastructure, such as levees, dams, seawalls, and tide gates, work as physical barriers to prevent rising or running water from causing flooding. Other measures, such as pump stations and channels, help reduce flooding.
What decreases flood risk?
Vegetation – trees and plants absorb water, this is known as interception . Lots of vegetation reduces flood risk. Sometimes people cut down trees (deforestation ).
How do cities prevent flooding?
These include “permeable pavements”, which allow water to move through them, and “green roofs”, which use plants and soil to collect and filter rainwater. Lower-tech solutions help too. Planting trees and shrubs along streets can reduce run-off.
What Causes flooding?
The Short Answer: Severe flooding is caused by atmospheric conditions that lead to heavy rain or the rapid melting of snow and ice. Geography can also make an area more likely to flood. For example, areas near rivers and cities are often at risk for flash floods.
Do trees stop flooding?
Trees, shrubs and deadwood along riverbanks and on floodplains act as a drag on flood waters, holding back water and slowing the flow at times of flooding. But trees can help reduce flooding even when they’re not in the ground.
Is the Chennai floods a man-made disaster?
Then, as now, the flooding in Chennai was described as a man-made disaster, despite occurring during a storm called Cyclone Nivar. On both occasions, death, disruption and destruction was the result. India has faced more than 300 weather events in the last two decades, resulting in over 79,000 deaths.
What is the flood risk in Doncaster?
Most Doncaster postcodes are medium flood risk, with some low, high, and very low flood risk postcodes. Important: We have taken a single point within a Doncaster postcode using Open Postcode Geo and identified the flood risk area which that point falls within.
What is the government doing to help Chennai flood victims?
Greater Chennai Corporation, the civic body, said on Twitter it had opened up relief centers and medical camps across the city and was distributing food to flood victims.
Where can I get meals for Doncaster flood victims?
Staff from Bradford Council’s Youth Service, the Rockwell Community Centre and the Dubrovnik Hotel are working together to provide the meals for flood victims in Doncaster.