On Monday, the destructive cyclone Vardah hit the coast of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and claimed the lives of 10 people. The cyclone struck land with a massive wind speed of 120 and 130 kmph, bringing with it heavy rain, uprooting trees, electricity poles, hoardings and damaging buildings all through the day. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from near the sea. The Met office has forecast heavy rain in parts of Tamil Nadu and also in Karnataka where the cyclone has reached today.
While the The National Disaster Response Force or NDRF, Army, Navy and The Air Force do their best to help the situation, here are ways YOU can help the people affected by the cyclone:
Help Rapid Response Distribute Food Packets:
After assessing the report by the team present on ground, Rapid Response has decided to distribute 10,000 hygienically packed food packets to the cyclone victims in Chennai. The Food packet contains Veg-rice or Chapati-sabji and costs Rs. 40 per packet.
That means, by making a donation of Rs. 1000 you’ll be helping 25 cyclone victims. Donate now!
Rapid Response has been one of the most resourceful organisations when it comes to providing disaster relief and rehabilitation services across India. They’ve helped victims from Assam, Chennai and Bihar in the past by raising funds on Ketto.
Circulate These Helpline Numbers:
The internet has always been of huge help during such difficult times. Let’s do it again – here are the numbers you need to circulate to help the people affected by this cyclone. Share them on Facebook, Twitter and even on WhatsApp.
Andhra Pradesh Control Room:
0866 – 2488000
Tamil Nadu Control Room:
044 – 28593990
Chennai Corporation Helplines:
044 – 25619206
044 – 25619511
044 – 25384965
044 – 25383694
044 – 25367823
044 – 25387570
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