Non-stop torrential rains, the worst seen in 100 years, have triggered an unprecedented flood situation in Tamil Nadu. Parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are also affected. The incessant downpour has flooded numerous roads, neighbourhoods, train tracks and the airport runways. Residents have lost access to power supply and transport services. Daily life has been completely disrupted!
In Tamil Nadu alone, over 400,000* people have been displaced, forcing the most vulnerable families to live out in the open. The situation is likely to get worse as the rain continues. Water borne diseases will hit after an incubation period of two weeks, unless preventative action is taken. Safe drinking water and sanitation facilities are urgently required.