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Deep dive: Why does Chennai flood every time it rains heavily?

The city recorded over 900mm excess rainfall this November.
Chennai recorded over 900mm excess rainfall this November. (Agencies)
Chennai recorded over 900mm excess rainfall this November. (Agencies)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 07:24 AM IST
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Watch how heavy rains turned Bengaluru roads into rivers and inundated houses

INDIA'S I.T. HUB BENGALURU TURNS INTO POOL AFTER RAINS 
INDIA'S I.T. HUB BENGALURU TURNS INTO POOL AFTER RAINS 
Published on Nov 23, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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Normal life disrupted as heavy rains lash southern Indian states

Incessant rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerela and Andhra Pradesh has disrupted normal life of the people of the states. Crops have been damaged, buildings collapsed, several humans and animals have lost their lives as floods battered these south Indian states.(HT Photo/Samuel Rajkumar) 12
Incessant rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerela and Andhra Pradesh has disrupted normal life of the people of the states. Crops have been damaged, buildings collapsed, several humans and animals have lost their lives as floods battered these south Indian states.(HT Photo/Samuel Rajkumar)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 09:47 AM IST
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Andhra floods: Death toll crosses 30; several villages destroyed

Rivers Penna and Cheyyeru which were inundated swept away several villages and flooded roadways.
Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh(PTI Photo)
Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 10:55 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Flooding in western Canada: 1 person still missing as death toll reaches 4

Torrential rains hit southwestern British Columbia last Sunday and Monday causing widespread flooding and landslides that damaged or destroyed roads and bridges.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed Saturday that the bodies of three men listed earlier as missing have now been found near Duffey Lake, northeast of Vancouver. In picture - Floodwaters surround homes and farms in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (AFP)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed Saturday that the bodies of three men listed earlier as missing have now been found near Duffey Lake, northeast of Vancouver. In picture - Floodwaters surround homes and farms in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (AFP)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 03:57 AM IST
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Flooded again, Chennai seeks succour amid the chaos

On Sunday, at 5am, 67-year-old VS Jayaraman, made a phone call to the T Nagar MLA, J Karunanithi, and the city’s fire and rescue department
A man uses a fridge as raft along a flooded section of Marina beach in Chennai.(AFP)
A man uses a fridge as raft along a flooded section of Marina beach in Chennai.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 06:43 AM IST
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ByDivya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

What caused devastating rains in Uttarakhand, Kerala at this time of the year?

Climate change, unchecked construction and deforestation behind disasters in states like Kerala and Uttarakhand
Climate change, unchecked construction and deforestation behind disasters in states like Kerala and Uttarakhand
Published on Oct 23, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Nepal landslides, flash floods leave at least 77 dead

  • Television channels showed rice paddy crops submerged or washed away, and rivers sweeping away bridges, roads, houses and the runway of an airport in the city of Biratnagar.
Search for the missing and rescue for those trapped in natural disaster incidents is being carried out with the help of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and local people in different parts of the country.(REUTERS)
Search for the missing and rescue for those trapped in natural disaster incidents is being carried out with the help of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and local people in different parts of the country.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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Hyderabad rains: Roads and restaurants flooded, flights cancelled

Lingojiguda Ward Office at Saroornagar in Hyderabad received 131.5 mm of rainfall, while downpour was also recorded in a number of other locations, according to the rainfall data of Telangana State Development Planning Society.(ANI) 6
Lingojiguda Ward Office at Saroornagar in Hyderabad received 131.5 mm of rainfall, while downpour was also recorded in a number of other locations, according to the rainfall data of Telangana State Development Planning Society.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 09, 2021 03:41 PM IST
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In pics: Heavy rains lead to severe waterlogging in Ludhiana

On September 22, Ludhiana received 16.4mm rainfall, taking the gross rainfall this month to 199.4 mm, which is 97.6mm more than the average rainfall of 101.8mm.(HT Photo/Gurpreet Singh) 8
On September 22, Ludhiana received 16.4mm rainfall, taking the gross rainfall this month to 199.4 mm, which is 97.6mm more than the average rainfall of 101.8mm.(HT Photo/Gurpreet Singh)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 05:25 PM IST
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Photos: Floodwaters from Ida’s remnants swamp 6 US states, at least 46 dead

Record rainfall, which prompted an unprecedented flash flood emergency warning for New York City, turned streets into rivers and shut down subway services as water cascaded down platforms onto tracks. In this picture, a resident inspects his restaurant after flooding in the seaside town of Alcanar, in northeastern Spain.(AP) 10
Record rainfall, which prompted an unprecedented flash flood emergency warning for New York City, turned streets into rivers and shut down subway services as water cascaded down platforms onto tracks. In this picture, a resident inspects his restaurant after flooding in the seaside town of Alcanar, in northeastern Spain.(AP)
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 11:41 AM IST
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Rain fury toll increases to 680

More than 680 people have died since June 1, when the monsoon officially arrived in the country
(Top) People travel in a boat through a flooded field in Assam’s Morigaon district on Wednesday. (Above) The roof of a house collapsed due to a landslide after heavy rainfall in Thane. Reuters
(Top) People travel in a boat through a flooded field in Assam’s Morigaon district on Wednesday. (Above) The roof of a house collapsed due to a landslide after heavy rainfall in Thane. Reuters
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 02:11 AM IST
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ByChetan Chauhan and Neeraj Santoshi, New Delhi/dehradun

In pics: Floods affect over 3.5 lakh people across 21 districts in Assam

As per the report of FRIMS released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on August 30, more than 3,63,135 people have been affected by the floods.(ANI) 11
As per the report of FRIMS released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on August 30, more than 3,63,135 people have been affected by the floods.(ANI)
Published on Aug 31, 2021 11:26 AM IST
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Bihar: Floods leave people displaced in Hajipur, damage crops in Saran

  • Nearly 26 districts in Bihar have been affected by floods due to incessant rainfall
While in Hajipur people have moved to higher altitudes along with their cattle and family making it difficult for them to survive. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
While in Hajipur people have moved to higher altitudes along with their cattle and family making it difficult for them to survive. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2021 08:05 AM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hajipur/saran

UN chief saddened by loss of life in Turkey floods, mudslides

  • Through a statement attributable to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, the UN chief "extends his deep condolences to the families affected."
Floods caused by heavy rain hit the Black Sea region in the north of the country on Wednesday, reportedly leaving more than 60 people dead so far.(AP)
Floods caused by heavy rain hit the Black Sea region in the north of the country on Wednesday, reportedly leaving more than 60 people dead so far.(AP)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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In pics: Over 5 lakh people in 1,243 UP villages affected by floods

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"Eleven districts including Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Basti, Gonda, Sultanpur, Shrawasti, Lucknow, Raebareli and Fatehpur received rainfall of over 25 mm or more in the past 24 hours", officials said.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 12, 2021 03:41 PM IST
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Human gets helping paw from doggo while pushing car out of waterlogged street

A few seconds into the clip, a doggo can be seen swimming around and then lending a helping paw to push the car.
The image shows Puck the doggo helping out Lori Gillies.(Facebook/@Lori Gillies)
The image shows Puck the doggo helping out Lori Gillies.(Facebook/@Lori Gillies)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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BySrimoyee Chowdhury

MP, Rajasthan battle floods; monsoon loses steam

Even as parts of the country continue to battle floods, there are regions, especially on the western and eastern extremes of the country, that are facing a rainfall deficiency.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) conducts a rescue operation at a flood-affected area, in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh on August 4.(ANI)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) conducts a rescue operation at a flood-affected area, in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh on August 4.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 05:27 AM IST
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ByAbhishek Jha

Flood-hit Raj, MP announce aid; rain continues in north

Early on Sunday, Union aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia undertook an aerial survey of flood-hit areas of the Gwalior-Chambal region. He also met the victims and assured to provide them all the necessary help.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) conducts a rescue operation at a flood-affected area, in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh on August 4. (ANI)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) conducts a rescue operation at a flood-affected area, in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh on August 4. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2021 03:12 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/jaipur

MP floods: 2 dead, PM Modi reviews situation with CM Chouhan

The India Meteorological Department has issued an ‘orange’ alert forecasting ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall in Rajgarh, Shajapur, Agar-Malwa, Mandsaur, Guna and Ashok Nagar districts of the state.
According to a home department official, more than 1,100 people were rescued from flood-affected villages on Thursday.(ANI)
According to a home department official, more than 1,100 people were rescued from flood-affected villages on Thursday.(ANI)
Published on Aug 06, 2021 02:09 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal

Photos: Thousands evacuated as deadly flooding hits central China

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"Some rivers have exceeded monitoring levels, some dams have broken down, while some railway services have stopped and flights cancelled, causing heavy casualties and property losses," President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, addressing the situation in a statement broadcast by state television. "Flood prevention efforts have become very difficult," Xi added. Here are a few visuals of the flooded streets of China.(AP)
Updated on Jul 21, 2021 10:23 AM IST
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Photos: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits flood-ravaged towns of Germany

Days of extreme downpours caused devastating floods and killed more than 160 people in Germany last week. As the search operations for survivors continue, Germany is starting to count the financial cost of its worst natural disaster in almost 60 years.(WOLFGANG RATTAY /POOL /AFP) 7
Days of extreme downpours caused devastating floods and killed more than 160 people in Germany last week. As the search operations for survivors continue, Germany is starting to count the financial cost of its worst natural disaster in almost 60 years.(WOLFGANG RATTAY /POOL /AFP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 05:44 PM IST
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Floods in western Europe: Death toll tops 150, hundreds missing still

Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as parts of Belgium and the Netherlands.
Houses are submerged on the overflowed river banks in Erdorf, Germany, as the village was flooded on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP)
Houses are submerged on the overflowed river banks in Erdorf, Germany, as the village was flooded on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 11:15 AM IST
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New Zealand floods threaten thousands of homes, govt declares emergency

  • Neil Brown, the mayor of Ashburton, said about 4,000 people in the town could be forced to evacuate if the Ashburton River breaks its banks.
The New Zealand Meteorological Service has issued a rare
The New Zealand Meteorological Service has issued a rare "red" warning for the area, with up to 300 millimetres (11.8 inches) of rain expected to fall in inland areas.(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)
Published on May 30, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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AFP | , Christchurch

Jakarta faces severe monsoon floods, more than 1,000 forced to evacuate

People posted photos on social media of residents wading through shoulder-high muddy waters, cars almost entirely submerged, and search teams evacuating elderly residents in rubber dinghies in the peak of the monsoon season.
Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency shows rescue personnel evacuating an elderly resident from a flooded area in Jakarta.(AFP)
Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency shows rescue personnel evacuating an elderly resident from a flooded area in Jakarta.(AFP)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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Reuters | , Jakarta

Maharashtra announces Rs 10,000-crore relief package for state’s rain-hit areas, amount to be disbursed before Diwali

The announcement from the chief minister’s office came days after Uddhav Thackeray took a review of the estimated losses to crops, livestock, structure in the areas which were hit hard by the rains.
People are seen rowing in flooded areas in Maharashtra’s Pandharpur in this file photo. The Maharashtra government on Friday announced a relief package of Rs 10,000 crore for the rain-affected parts of the state.(HT Photo)
People are seen rowing in flooded areas in Maharashtra’s Pandharpur in this file photo. The Maharashtra government on Friday announced a relief package of Rs 10,000 crore for the rain-affected parts of the state.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Karnataka says Rs 8071 crore loss due to floods, appeals to Centre to release funds early

BS Yediyurappa told the central team that this was the third consecutive year that Karnataka had suffered heavy losses due to floods
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said the state had Rs 200 crore to help people despite the tight financial position attributed to the Covid pandemic(PTI)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said the state had Rs 200 crore to help people despite the tight financial position attributed to the Covid pandemic(PTI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVenkatesha Babu

Heavy rain likely to lash parts of Chhattisgarh again from Monday

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday issued directives to all district collectors and superintendent of police (SPs) to remain alert and ensure every help to rain-affected people.
Chhattisgarh witnessed incessant rainfall since August 20 in several parts, leading to a flood-like situation in some areas of Bastar division and plains of the state.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh witnessed incessant rainfall since August 20 in several parts, leading to a flood-like situation in some areas of Bastar division and plains of the state.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Flood batters Madhya Pradesh; 8 killed, over 9,000 moved to relief camps

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning and had earlier spoken with defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday evening to convey them the flood situation in the state.
Flood hits Sehore district in Madhya Pradesh. Twelve districts of Madhya Pradesh have been affected by floods following incessant rains since Thursday.(HT Photo)
Flood hits Sehore district in Madhya Pradesh. Twelve districts of Madhya Pradesh have been affected by floods following incessant rains since Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 02:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Ganga crosses danger mark in Bihar, minister seeks policy on silt management

Heavy discharge in the Sone river in the range of 57,000-60,000 cusec from Indrapuri barrage at Dehri is fuelling the surge in the Ganga which is also being fed heavily from north Bihar rivers like Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kosi and Mahananda.
An aerial view of Kangan ghat submerged in flood water on the bank of river Ganga in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
An aerial view of Kangan ghat submerged in flood water on the bank of river Ganga in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Aug 18, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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