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Event: TC Tropical Cyclone
Number: 2015-000163
Country: IND India
Date (YMD): 2015-11-8
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: A depression formed over southwest Bay of Bengal on 8th November 2015 morning was intensified into a cyclone named as Rovan over southwest Bay of Bengal. It crossed North Tamil Nadu coast on 10th November between Puducherry and Cuddalore the same day. Under the influence of this system, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred over many parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Some areas of Tamil Nadu saw 55cm (21.7 inches) of rainfall between 09 and 16 November 2015. Heavy rain pounded the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu again on 23rd November causing new floods. The heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding. Deaths of people has been reported and caused widespread displacement of the people living in low-lying areas across the districts in the three states adjoining each other. Floods were also intensified due to release of water from small and medium reservoirs causing heavy influx of flood waters inundating many areas in the affected districts.
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