Chennai and the nearby districts of Thiruvallur and Chengalpattu were devastated by the impact of Cyclone Michaung, which finally made landfall in Andhra Pradesh on December 5. The cyclone has left significant parts of Chennai and surrounding areas in a state of severe distress, with torrential rain causing widespread flooding and prolonged power cuts persisting for more than two days after the rain had ceased. The unorganized sector and daily wage earners faced serious challenges because of the damages and disruptions in their households and surrounding areas.
In response to the urgent needs expressed by the affected families, we provided cooked food to 800 people as primary relief.
In the second phase, we have distributed dry ration kits to impacted families. These kits, containing essential grocery items, cost around Rs.1000 each. After a thorough assessment, we distributed these kits to 591 families in the affected locations.
The beneficiaries are from Ennore in North Chennai (70), Thathaimanji near Minjur (42), Devaneri and Sethilpakkam near Redhills (69), Vyasarbadi, North Chennai Area (160), South Chennai - Surrounding Nanganallur Girls Higher Secondary School area (250).