Cyclone Nivar No flooding, water from Chembarambakkam to be launched
Authorities have assured there’ll be no flooding in Chennai and adjoining districts at the same time as heavy rains forward of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar on Wednesday inundated a number of water our bodies within the capital metropolis of Tamil Nadu as they’ve ensured the restricted launch of surplus water and strengthening of river bunds over time.
They have stated 1,000 cubic metres per second or cusecs of water will be launched from the Chembarambakkam reservoir on Wednesday afternoon and that households residing alongside the Adyar River, which is linked to the reservoir, have been requested to be vigilant. The sudden launch on large portions of water from Chembarambakkam, a supply of ingesting water for Chennai, into the Adyar River had resulted within the devastating floods in 2015 in Chennai and adjoining districts.
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The Central Water Commission (CWC) had requested authorities to keep a vigil on reservoirs throughout high-intensity rainfall, saying there may be spillover from the Chembarambakkam reservoir. “Vigil has to be kept in reservoirs during high-intensity rainfall as catchments are nearly saturated. Further intense rainfall will lead to Chembarambakkam reservoir leading to spill and flood-type situation in rivers downstream,” CWC Chennai had stated earlier within the week.
The fee has issued a recent flood warning for the approaching 24 hours in areas of coastal Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh. “Flash Flood Guidance Outlook has been issued for the next 24 hours and for subsequent 12 hours issued by IMD that is valid till November 25th at 11:30 hours. Various watersheds in Coastal Tamil Nadu and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh are appended,” the CWC Official Flood Forecast had tweeted. “Situation is under constant watch and surveillance,” it added.
Heavy rains continued on Wednesday inundating a number of localities in Chennai at the same time as arterial roads and residential localities had been waterlogged. More than 20 bushes had been uprooted and 100 individuals have been evacuated to aid camps within the metropolis. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and rescue personnel have intensified rescue operations in Mahabalipuram, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated on Wednesday that landfall of Cyclone Nirvar has been delayed. It stated Nivar might to transfer northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram round Puducherry throughout midnight of November 25 and early hours of November 26 as a really extreme cyclonic storm with a wind velocity of 120-130kmph gusting to 145kmph.
Cyclone Nivar lay centred about 290km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 300km east southeast of Puducherry and 350km south southeast of Chennai, it stated in its morning bulletin.