Friday, December 04, 2015

Unprecedented Floods Hit Chennai

Chennai, the capital of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has been besieged by the worst floods in its history. Over 200 people are dead. Road, rail, and air networks are disrupted. Even the power and telephone systems are out.

The city is between two rivers --Adayar and Cooum.They overflowed in the torrential rain that lasted several weeks.

The Army and the Airforce are working round the clock, rescuing stranded people, and dropping food packets. More than 50,000 people have been rescued so far- from multistory buildings, treetops etc and carried to secure places. Currently, rubber boats are the only means of transport in most of the city.

Many organisations are contributing physically and financially to the effort. This is a time for all of us to stand united and chip in. Read further here about the rescue efforts:

Chennai floods: 5 ways we can help

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