Unprecedented torrential rains has battered Tamil Nadu’s northern districts such as Chennai and in suburban areas. The airport was closed Tuesday night because of waters inundated the runway. People living in low lying areas are evacuated. Schools and colleges are closed in the city, there are power cuts in many areas of Chennai. Internet and phone services are also affected due to the rains.
So far, 188 people have died.
EWM children’s homes located more in the South of Chennai are safe because the rain is not so heavy.
The weather office has forecast heavy rains for the next few days. We value your prayers for the people affected by the flood, for the brothers and sisters and for our mission work.