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Heaviest Rainfall In Southern India In More Than A Century Causes Major Flooding…and more

Heaviest Rainfall In Southern India In More Than A Century Causes Major Flooding

Indian rescue workers and volunteers use an inflatable boat to take residents through floodwaters in Chennai on December 1, 2015, during a downpour of heavy rain in the southern Indian city.  Heavy rains pounded several parts of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and inundating most areas of Chennai, severely disrupting flights, train and bus services and forcing the postponment of half-yearly school exams.   AFP PHOTO/STR / AFP / STRDEL        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian rescue workers and volunteers use an inflatable boat to take residents through floodwaters in Chennai on December 1, 2015, during a downpour of heavy rain in the southern Indian city. Heavy rains pounded several parts of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and inundating most areas of Chennai, severely disrupting flights, train and bus services and forcing the postponment of half-yearly school exams. AFP PHOTO/STR / AFP / STRDEL (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Massive flooding following record levels of rainfall in Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India, is forcing thousands of people in the state capital of Chennai out of their homes. In Chennai, which has a population of 70 million people, factories have been closed, power has been turned off and the airport has been shut down as inhabitants scramble for cover. In some parts of the state, people have been forced to walk through neck-deep water. “The police want to help but there are no boats. We are trying not to panic,” Ramana Goda, one of the many people who took shelter in a local police station, told Reuters. Torrential showers are expected to continue for the next week. “There will be no respite,” Laxman Singh Rathore, director general of the India Meteorological Department, told reporters Wednesday. The rains, which have been the heaviest in over a century…

 

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