Puducherry has experienced 36.2 mm of rainfall in the month of November 2021 causing huge damage on houses and people living in low lying area were evacuated and accommodated in disaster relief shelters. Still efforts are made to clear water. The Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall in upcoming days.
The low pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal has resulted in rains over parts of Puduchery since 17th Wednesday, 2021. Since, Puducherry is a low-lying area and houses are surrounded by stagnated water. People are unable to move out to buy their essential needs. Most of the houses near the river bank got engulfed by the flood. Prime Trust is trying to help and support the community with immediate needs.
At this moment, we can support the community in providing essential needs such as food, water, grocery, candle, soap, bed sheets, rain coats etc., The children could be given school supplies.
We will be taking up this issue with the government and pressuring them to provide good drainage system so that we can save people from this disaster.