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December 3, 2015

India

Shrimp Farms in the Southeastern States of Andhra Pradesh and
Tamil Nadu Hit by the Heaviest Rains in a Century

 

Tamil Nadu has been hit the hardest.  All highways into its capital, Chennai, have been closed.  Thirty teams of the National Disaster Response Force and seven columns of the army are engaged in relief and rescue work.  The Navy has also deployed boats and divers to rescue stranded people.  Daily downpours threaten to worsen the already severe flooding situation around Chennai into early next week, after the city recently endured its wettest December day in more than 100 years of record-keeping, following one of the wettest Novembers ever.

 

Shrimp farms in the state of Kerala on the west coast are also likely to be affected, as the storms move across the southern tip of the county.

 

Shrimp News: Please forward reports on how the storms are affecting shrimp farming in your area, and I’ll post them to this page.  Pictures of flooded farms are welcomed.

 

Sources: 1. Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  Massive Rain Storms, Flooding Continue to Pound India’s Andhra Pradesh Region.  Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email michaelramsingh@seafood.com).  December 3, 2015.  2. AccuWeather.com.  Chennai, India, Flood Threat Continues After City Records Wettest December Day in Over 100 Years.  Eric Leister, Meteorologist.  December 3, 2015.

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