Tamil Nadu is seeing some of the worst rainfall and subsequent floods in over a 100 years. The amount of damage caused was unprecedented. Roads have caved in, and traffic has come to a halt. There is incessant waterlogging, which is hampering relief operations. Over 200 people have died, and several thousands are stranded. Rivers have overflown, and spilled on to the roads, which have been reduced to stretches of potholes. There is no food, or electricity. Chennai has come to a standstill. And it needs all the help it can get. We are trying to get quality food and other essentials to those stranded in Chennai because of floods.
We seeing everything right from a few hundred deaths to countless people having lost their homes and other devastation including animals on our streets that have needed rescuring.
There have been serious power cuts and so very many people don't have access to internet connectivity or telephone lines.
Our wonderful people on the ground have been immensely proactive in coordinating set up of shelters (for animals and people alike), restaurants offering food, taxi services hiring out boats, helicopters patroling hard-to-access areas, people distributing food and clothing, and those in warmth and dryness have begun opening up their homes to those in need.
It breaks my heart to be so far away and unable to help. Having just come back from volunteering in another crisis area helping refugees in Lesvos, I know the struggle everywhere is all too real.
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