Chennai rain record: The rain that poured in Chennai … this is the highest in six years!

Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran today conducted a departmental inspection of the disaster relief preparations in Tamil Nadu for the past few days. Statement issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu in this regard:

During the southwest monsoon season from June to September, Tamil Nadu normally receives 336 mm of rainfall. This is 35.84 per cent of the average annual rainfall in Tamil Nadu. Due to the current southwest monsoon, 65.7 mm of rain fell in Tamil Nadu yesterday (June 20). Rain has been reported. This is 85 percent more than normal rainfall.

It has been raining extensively in Tamil Nadu for the past one week, especially in Chennai for two days. During the month of June, the normal rainfall for Chennai district is 56 mm. 82.1 mm of rainfall was received in Chennai district on 19.6.2022 on the same day. Rain has been reported. This is far more than the rainfall recorded in June in the last 6 years.

Districts with the highest rainfall in the last 24 hours:

1) Ranipettai – 44.84 mm.
2) Tiruvallur – 38.27 mm.
3) Vellore – 38.10 mm.
4) Chennai – 35.65 mm.
5) Kanchipuram – 25.82 mm.
6) Nilgiris – 16.31 mm.
7) Coimbatore – 12.79 mm.
8) Chengalpattu – 11.88 mm.
9) Villupuram – 6.65 mm.
10) Thiruvannamalai – 5.00 mm.
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Heavy Rain Details:
In the last 24 hours Tiruvallur district – Chenkunram (78.0 mm), Thiruvalankadu (75.0 mm), Poondi (66.0 mm), Ranipettai district, Arakkonam (77.4 mm), Vellore district, Ponnai Dam (72.6 mm), Villupuram district Marakkanam and Nilgiris district Pandalur area (68.0 mm) received heavy rainfall.

In Tamil Nadu, due to the heavy rains, the task of discharging rain water in various parts of the country is being carried out on a wartime basis by the concerned corporations and district administrations, including the Chennai Corporation, on the advice of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.

The State Emergency Management Center in Chennai and the District Emergency Control Centers in the districts are functioning 24 hours a day with additional officers so that the public can register complaints regarding the floods.

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The public can therefore register their complaints regarding rain floods by contacting the State Emergency Management Center and the District Emergency Control Centers on toll free numbers 1070 and 1077 respectively. In addition, the public can register their complaints through the WhatsApp number 94458 69848 and through the TNSMART processor. Complaints regarding rainwater harvesting in Chennai Corporation areas can be registered on 1913.

Due to heavy rains in the last few days, the water level in the Sembarambakkam Dam has increased and 250 cubic feet of water has been discharged from the Sembarambakkam Dam at 12 noon today (21.6.2022).

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