Tag Archives: chennai floods

NASA Data Shows Chennai Floods Rare in Last 115 Years (Video)

NASA Earth Observatory map by Joshua Stevens, using IMERG data provided courtesy of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Science Team’s Precipitation Processing System (PPS). Caption by Mike Carlowicz. NASA Earth Observatory data shows that rains in Chennai in 24 hours on December 1 and 2 surpass all the records in 115 years, say from 1901, authenticating the worst-ever floods in ...

Read More »

Chennai Airport Allows Day-time Flights from 6 a.m Today

Day time all weather operations for domestic commercial flights from Chennai Airport will commence from today at 6 AM(6th December, 2015). DGCA will review the situation for night operations later today. Four ferry flights that were parked at Chennai Airport departed for Delhi, Mumbai and Port Blair yesterday (Saturday) while one Cargo flight Singcargo B747 departed for Singapore via Bangalore. ...

Read More »

NCMC reviews rescue and relief operations in Tamil Nadu floods

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) met today under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha to review the flood situation in Tamil Nadu. The Cabinet Secretary took a detailed review of the flood situation including the rescue and relief measures undertaken by Tamil Nadu government and assistance provided by central government. Chennai did not experience heavy rainfall ...

Read More »

Javadekar Acknowledges Chennai Floods ‘Unprecedented Natural Disaster’

Union Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar, who has de-linked Chennai floods as a testimony of climate change in Paris on the sidelines of Global Conference has acknowledged on Friday the rain fury was a "natural disaster of unprecedented scale." Terming it as a lesson to rethink on urban planning and city governance, he said:"Chennai is a natural disaster of unprecedented ...

Read More »

Torrential Rains Hit Chennai, Flights Cancelled, PM Calls up Jayalalithaa

As torrential rains hit Chennai since yesterday, all flights to and from Chennai airport have been cancelled, said Deepak Shastri, director of the airport, adding that the floodwaters have reached the level of undercarriage of aircraft. Since flights cannot take off unless the water levels recede, he said it could take few more days. Even city-based local trains and inter-state ...

Read More »