Emergency relief needed: Cyclone Vardah in Chennai
Cyclone Vardah that hit Chennai on 12 December was classified as ‘very severe’ by the MET officials and resulted in loss of life and widespread damage to people’s homes in addition to power and connectivity outages caused by extensive damages to electricity and telecom cables.
The Puzhal and Gummidipoondi refugee camps saw extensive damage and residents of interior villages in Tamil Nadu are also facing shortages of food supplies while experiencing power outages following the hurricane-strength disaster.
Please help us reach these cyclone affected families either by a donation (clickable word leading to donate page) or by dropping off any of the below supplies at the OfERR Egmore office (clickable leading to contact page):
– Tarpaulin sheets (20 inches by 20 inches) to drape over damaged roofs
– Blankets and sheets
– Solar torches or torches with batteries
– Emergency lamps
– Floor mats (pai)
– Candles and matches
– Dry rations: Rice 5 kg, sugar, salt, oil and dhal / thorum paruppu (1 kg each), biscuit and Maggi noodles packets etc
– Notebooks and school supplies
– Milk cartons