Archive for the Monsoon 2017 Category

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 […]

November 4, 2017

Monsoon: on Friday evening many streets, road are dry

Monsoon: on Friday evening many streets, road are dry

The roads and streets of many neighborhoods presented a surprise picture on Friday afternoon – they were all dry, some bone dry. And this, after the extraordinary spell of rain the previous night. Be it in Abhiramapuram or Alwarpet, some […]

November 3, 2017

Proactive residents get storm water drains cleared before the moonsoon

Proactive residents get storm water drains cleared before the moonsoon

T. P. Scheme Road at Mandaveli had ankle deep water after the rains yesterday night. Today morning, however, the water had drained out (seen in the picture). The neighbouring streets, Raja Street and Velayutha Raja Street, Mandaveli too had no […]

November 3, 2017

Monsoon: Nov.3 morning: steady rain leaves many streets, roads flooded

Monsoon: Nov.3 morning: steady rain leaves many streets, roads flooded

The rains were steady and continuous since 7 p.m. Thursday and by midnight, water began to flood and rise on many streets across the Mylapore neighborhood. Water entered many houses and apartments on the ground floor.  A colony in R […]

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