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One metre of rain anticipated to compound southern India floods

Posted December 02, 2015 20:17:02

One metre of rain in 48 hours expected in Tamil Nadu Photo: Floodwaters in Chennai are anticipated to surge with 104 centimetres of rain expected in 48 hours. (AFP)

Widespread flooding across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has driven more than 200,000 folks from their houses, shut down factories and paralysed the airport in the state capital Chennai.

The floods, triggered by heavy rain over the past two weeks, swilled over the runway of the international airport in India’s fourth-biggest city, emergency officials said, with about 25 flights cancelled as of Wednesday morning.

Many parts of the state could see far more than 104 centimetres of rain in the next 48 hours, stated an official in the Indian Meteorological Department.

Prime minister Narendra Modi has ordered rescue teams and paramilitary forces to launch an comprehensive relief and rescue operation.

Lately back from the UN climate change conference in Paris, Mr Modi had earlier blamed its affects for the unseasonal rains and floods in the southern state.

But climate authorities say the seasonal northeast monsoon was responsible for the flooding in the six million-powerful city of Chennai, which like numerous other parts of India lacks an sufficient drainage system.

At least twice as much rain fell in the final 24 hours as the typical for the entire month of December, private weather forecaster Skymet said.

Reuters

Subjects: rainfall, climate, floods, disasters-and-accidents, india, asia

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Traffic chaos as burst water main floods Perth CBD

Posted November 30, 2015 21:40:03

A burst water principal in the centre of Perth has flooded the area and slowed peak hour traffic to a crawl.

Water Corporation crews have shut down the principal at the corner of William and Murray streets, which sent water flooding over the road and footpaths.

The burst principal has triggered some harm to the road surface and the bus lane has been closed to site visitors.

The southbound lane of William Street from Wellington Street to St Georges Terrace was closed.

Commuters were becoming asked by Primary Roads to keep away from the area.

Topics: accidents—other, perth-6000

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