The heavy rains that hit Chennai and suburban cities in the past few weeks left a trail of devastation. As the water slowly recede, everything is covered with mud, trash, dead animals….The water systems are damaged by the floodwaters, causing unavailable safe drinking water and expose thousands to water-borne diseases. It is feared that the number of casualties could be higher in the coming days.
There is a shortage of essential supplies like drinking water, milk, food, fresh vegetable, rice and fuel (because the petrol pumps were closed for safety reasons). The hospitals and hotels running nonstop with generators suffer now from shortages of diesel.
Now, the power supply is being restored little by little across Chennai. Chennai Airport and Southern Railways are now operating slowly.
In that desperate situation EWM wants to help those in need and bring relief materials such as mats, blankets, biscuits, water packets, milk, rice and other essential supplies. Help us to reach out to large number of victims of the flood. Please make a significant donation for those who urgently need it! Thank you!