Last November, Chennai and surrounding areas in Northern India received three times the normal rainfall of 40.31 inches. The rain did not let up, and another 12 inches of rain fell on December 1st. The enormous amount of rain has caused severe flooding, and claimed 269 lives. The floods in Chennai affected urban poor families who settled on low line areas in slums situated on the river banks. Similarly, the rural poor living around the lakes and rivers have also been overrun with the floods. Responding to these floods was difficult for the Salesian Fathers of Don Bosco who were also severely affected with flooding. With Emergency Response Funding from Misean Cara, the Salesian Fathers of Don Bosco were able to relocate families to safe locations with temporary shelters; provide food and medical assistance. Video: Salesian Fathers of Don Bosco.
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