Flood Relief (pre Covid-19)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, December 2015
From October to December each year, South India receives up to 60 percent of its annual rainfall from the northeast monsoon. Chennai is one of the many coastal areas that are usually prone to flooding after bearing the brunt of heavy rains during the monsoon.
In November 2015, low pressure weather systems brought heavy rains that lashed the region causing massive flooding. The flooding in Chennai was described as the worst in a century. In December, another low pressure system developed and heavy rain continued to inundate many areas of Chennai. These floods have been described as the costliest flood damage to housing, buildings, roads, drains, water pipes, and sewers, to have occurred in 2015.
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra organized several free medical camps over 3-4 days in the villages of Chennai. Each day, our team of 4 doctors visited a different village and worked day and night to help the flood victims. Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra volunteers served refreshments to the patients who visited our medical camps.