Heavy flooding causes chaos in southern India state of Tamil Nadu

People wade through a flooded street in Chennai

The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused massive flooding across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting auto factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai.  The national weather office predicted three more days of torrential downpours in the southern state of nearly 70 million people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed climate change for the deluge, injecting urgency into the debate at global climate talks in Paris and highlighting the vulnerability of tropical nations like India to extreme weather.

The Age: 3 Dec 2015
http://www.theage.com.au/world/heavy-flooding-causes-chaos-in-southern-india-state-of-tamil-nadu-20151202-gldxub

Key Words: Climate Change, extremes. risks
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