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Red Alert Issued For Chennai As More Rainfall Is Expected On November 10 And 11

Tamil Nadu has received 46% of excess rainfall so far. It has been reported that 5 people have died, more than 500 houses and huts have been damaged. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, Chennai Corporation Commissioner, stated that 41 areas have been marked as flood prone. The people residing there have been alerted. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) heavy rainfalls are a result of formation of low-pressure belts above the southeast region of Bay of Bengal. Due to the incessant rains on November 6, Chennai is facing floods. In the coming days, more rains are expected in the region. Tamil Nadu sees heaviest rainfall since 2015. Red alert has been issued by IMD for the areas including Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram and Tiruvalur. Other areas like N...

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The Two Seasons Of Uttarakhand: Pilgrimage Season And Disaster Season

Making sense of the incessant spate of disasters in the Himalayan state. Uttarakhand as a naturally disaster prone state made worse by reckless human activities. Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand On good days Uttarakhand is in the news for high-profile visitors thronging the state seeking spiritual rejuvenation. Political faces like PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and many others have walked up its winding, paved paths leading up to its famed Kedarnath temple.  On bad days, the state is buried under landslides or submerged under floodwaters. On such days, the same high-profile visitors are back in the state on choppers, aerially surveying the extent of the damage. Life in Uttarakhand looks like a seamless dance between profound spiritual existence and climatic tragedies of epic propor...

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