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Raging waters

The 2015 Chennai floods revisited through deeply personal accounts that indict an apathetic system

Strategies to tackle urban flooding: On the table, plans to develop alerts, improve drainage

In the roadmap circulated to the state governments, the NDMA has asked the civic authorities to ensure regular cleaning of drains, mapping of water bodies, and creating a system to alert people about heavy rainfall forecasts as short-term measures to deal with flooding.


Actor Kamal Haasan's fans association hits back at Tamil Nadu Finance Minister

Jayakumar had been at the forefront of attacks on Kamal Haasan and had on July 30 questioned if the actor had done anything for the welfare of people during the tsunami in 2004 or the 2015 floods. "Have you (Haasan) done any welfare for people through your fan clubs during tsunami or the floods?" he had asked.

Actor Vikram's Spirit of Chennai video will touch your heart

It is the city's 'never say die' spirit during the 2015 floods that actor Vikram has brilliantly captured in his song 'Spirit of Chennai'

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's next film on Chennai floods

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's next Tamil directorial will be based on the experiences of people during the devastating Chennai floods which left the city ravaged last year.

Jaya’s flood report: Aid for 14 lakh families

With Assembly polls just months away, the AIADMK has engaged its party workers to ensure zero complaints over relief distribution.


Chennai floods: CM Jayalalithaa seeks Rs 25,912 Cr for restoration work

In a letter to PM Modi, Jayalalithaa urges that the state will need a total sum of Rs 25,912.45 crore, including the earlier Rs 8,481 crore, for relief and restoration efforts.

India should be turned into more insured society: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley was here to distribute loans and insurance compensation to the flood-affected people at a function organised by State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC).

The city in their nails: A day in the life of sanitary workers engaged in Chennai clean-up

The stink doesn’t leave, the sludge stays with them. Their hope: a Rs 2,000 ‘gift’

Flood Disasters: Chennai a snooze alarm

Disasters like the Chennai floods leading to loss of life and property could repeat itself if we do not wake up to our current needs of urban planning, which play a major role in mitigating losses

Chennai floods Photos

Chennai floods: This is what has happened, the bird's eye view

Chennai Floods gets real when you look at images from the newly-released Google crisis maps

Chennai floods: City devastated after heaviest rains in a century

The rains have virtually broken a 100-year record with one day's rainfall covering a month's average.


Chennai floods: Facebook Safety Check is on, Google's crisis response page goes live

As Chennai continues to struggle with heavy rains and floods; telecom operators like Vodafone, Airtel, RComm are offering free talktime, Internet to facilitate communication

Chennai floods Videos

Why Chennai is flooded

Why Chennai is flooded: Watch this video which explains the reasons behind this devastating flood which brought the city to its feet. This is the worst flood Chennai has seen in the last 100 years.