When was the last flood in Chennai?

When was the last flood in Chennai?

2015 South India floods

Submerged bridges in Chennai
Date 8 November 2015 – 14 December 2015
Location South India (Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh)
Deaths 500+ Tamil Nadu: 422 (official, likely more) Andhra Pradesh: 81 Puducherry: 3

What can we do to avoid flood during rainy season?

How to Prevent Flooding During Heavy Rain

  1. 1- Clear Storm Drains. Storm drains are exactly what they sound like, drains to divert excess water.
  2. 2- Clean Gutters and Downspouts.
  3. 3- Sump Pump.
  4. 4- Install Backflow Prevention Device.
  5. 5- Sandbags.
  6. 6- Clogged Drains.

Do and don’ts in flood?

Avoid building in flood prone areas unless you elevate and reinforce your home. Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel if susceptible to flooding. Install “Check Valves” in sewer traps to prevent floodwater from backing up into the drains of your home.

How do human activities cause floods?

Human causes of flooding Constructing buildings and surrounding roads and paths creates impermeable surfaces which increase surface run-off. Drains also increase the flow of water into surrounding rivers, increasing the flood risk.

How is the water situation in Chennai?

Chennai is supplied 985 mld of water per day against the required amount of 1,200 mld. So water shortage is a perennial problem. The water quality is also not even. Some areas have high total dissolved solids (TDS), while saltwater intrusion is a problem along the coast, which once had fresh water.

How do you stay safe in a flood?

Flood Safety Tips

  1. Gather emergency supplies, including non-perishable food and water.
  2. Listen to your local radio or television station for updates.
  3. Have immunization records handy (or know the year of your last tetanus shot).
  4. Bring in outdoor items (lawn furniture, grills, trash cans) or tie them down securely.

How do you survive a flood?

Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

  1. Evacuate if told to do so.
  2. Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
  3. Stay where you are.

What is a solution for flooding?

Flood control infrastructure, such as levees, dams, seawalls, and tide gates, work as physical barriers to prevent rising or running water from causing flooding. Other measures, such as pump stations and channels, help reduce flooding.

How does climate change affect flooding?

As warmer temperatures cause more water to evaporate from the land and oceans, changes in the size and frequency of heavy precipitation events may in turn affect the size and frequency of river flooding (see the Heavy Precipitation indicator).