South Indian floods Current Affairs, GK & News
The first-of-its-kind-ready-reckoner ‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ has been launched by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu along with the ‘Coastal Flood Warning System App (CFLOWS-Chennai). The ‘Red Atlas Map’ is prepared by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid Tamil Nadu government in effective flood mitigation in Chennai which witnessed the worst deluge in 2015. ..
The Cyclonic storm Vardah is centred across west-central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal which is 150kms east-northeast of Chennai and 290 kms east-southeast of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. It is packing winds of 100 kilometers per hour and is first cyclone in the area of Bay of Bengal to attain the force of a hurricane ..