Archive for the Monsoon 2017 Category

December 1, 2017

Monsoon: Schools closed on Friday, rain expected to continue

Both government and private schools in the Mylapore area have been closed today after an announcement was made by the Collector of Chennai. According to independent weather bloggers, the outer bands of Cyclone Ockhi indicate that it will rain in […]

November 27, 2017

Monsoon: communities consider harvesting rainwater

The rains remind people of the need to harvest rainwater.  And some groups are warming up to the idea this monsoon season. They can turn to the professionally-managed Rain Centre in Mandavelipakkam and its director, Sekhar Raghavan. Sekhar says in […]

November 26, 2017

Overcast skies, gentle rain on Sunday

Overcast skies, gentle rain on Sunday

Many parts of the Mylapore neighbourhood experienced very light to a light drizzle or steady rain this Sunday morning. The morning was overcast and a hint of rain. But the pleasant weather pleased all those who take their morning walks […]

November 13, 2017

Monsoon: Fishermen asked not to venture out to sea

Monsoon: Fishermen asked not to venture out to sea

Boats and folded nets were seen on the sands of the Marina, near the lighthouse, today morning after an advisory was given to fishermen asking them not to venture out to sea today. According to the advisory, the seas are […]

November 13, 2017

Monsoon: Schools closed today, more rains expected

Schools in the neighbourhood will stay closed today (Nov 13). An announcement was made by the Chennai district Collector V. Anubselvan after heavy rains battered the city on Sunday night and early Monday morning. More rains are expected throughout the […]

November 8, 2017

Monsoon: Canal section in Mandaveli being dredged on Wednesday

Monsoon: Canal section in Mandaveli being dredged on Wednesday

The sun has been pout since Wednesday morning and civic agencies are using the break in the rain to go about their priority work in areas where water stagnates and floods colonies. This morning, we saw a JCB at work […]

November 7, 2017

Rain-bearing clouds across the Adyar

Rain-bearing clouds across the Adyar

Rain clouds move across the Adyar River area on Tuesday morning. The showers have been on and off since last night and the Mylapore neighbourhood has been experiencing them in parts. The bridge across the river is a good point […]

November 6, 2017

Water logging at MRC Nagar; MLA assures residents of a permanent solution

Water logging at MRC Nagar; MLA assures residents of a permanent solution

The water logging issues for the residents of MRC Nagar, R. A. Puram started on Wednesday last week. Most of the roads were flooded with more than 3 feet of water, several residents were unable to move out of their […]

November 4, 2017

IAS officers to monitor rescue and rehabilitation

IAS officers have been appointed by the State Government to monitor the rescue and rehabilitation efforts for all the zones in Greater Chennai Corporation. Local contacts are as follows: Zone 9                   […]

November 4, 2017

Monsoon: Saturday morning. Civic workers in action at trouble spots

Monsoon: Saturday morning. Civic workers in action at trouble spots

Saturday morning. There is a break in the rain. And civic workers are seen sweating it out at the trouble spots. The Billroth Hospital traffic junction in R A Puram was flooded last night. It always does. Now 1st Main […]

November 4, 2017

Monsoon: the Marina in the dark

There are people who drive down to the Marina to take in the monsoon atmosphere. But if you do so after dark, you may want to be forewarned. Rainwater floods many sections of the service road – the road between […]

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