Tamil Nadu: 100mm rain in 24 hours sinks Kanyakumari – Times of India

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CHENNAI: As Chennai got a respite from rain after a week on Saturday, three days of heavy showers brought Kanyakumari district to its knees with overflowing rivers flooding all six taluks of the district.
One person is feared to have been washed away at Mullaiyaru while state disaster response force and police rescued 2,267 people belonging to 755 families and relocated them to 48 rescue centres.
Flooded tracks and landslips disrupted Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil-Tirunelveli rail traffic.
“More than 40,000 cusecs of water flowed through Thamiraparani river at Kuzhithurai on Saturday evening against the river’s capacity of 20,000 cusecs,” an official said.
The district recorded an average rainfall of 100.48mm in 24hours till 8am on Saturday.
In Chennai, at least 78 locations and 167 streets continued to face water stagnation on Saturday. Some areas in Alwarpet, Kodambakkam, Madhavaram, Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, Semmencherry and Perumbakkam continued to remain under knee-deep water.
The IMD said a new low-pressure area had formed over south Andaman Sea at 8.30am on Saturday. While the city may be spared from the new weather system, some areas may get light to moderate spells for the next two days due to a cyclonic circulation.
The state government, meanwhile, formed a 14-member panel under retired bureaucrat V Thiruppugazh to to suggest ways to devise flood control methods and design storm water drains to reduce flood impact. Chief planner of town and country planning organisation in Delhi, Nambi Apppadurai, director, Climate Resilience Practice World; Janakiraman of Madras Institute of Development Studies; Kapil Gupta from IIT Bombay; Pradeep Moses, director, Centre for Human Settlement, and experts from CMDA, corporation, highways, and environment department will be its members.

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