Planning & Mitigation | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015

The Science Behind the Tamil Nadu Floods

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu experienced a series of floods this winter. The city of Chennai was flooded between November 13 and 17 and on December 1, 2015 which persisted well into the second week of December. District after district was inundated—Kanchipuram on December 5; Tirunelveli on December 7; and Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam on December 8. Cuddalore city and the district remained flooded till December 10. More than 500 people died and over 18 lakh people were displaced....

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