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ACT Alliance Appeal: India - Relief Assistance to People Affected by Floods in Tamil Nadu - IND104

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The persistence of a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal brought heavy rains in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry from mid November 2010. The months November and December mark the monsoon period but this was quite different from the usual, with continuing low pressures resulting in sustained rains for more than two weeks. Even districts which do not normally get much monsoon rain have received substantial rains this time. These heavy rains and subsequent flooding and landslides have created serious damage and displacement, rendering thousands of people homeless.

The ACT Secretariat launched the Preliminary Appeal on 20 December 2010. According to the three requesting ACT members, Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA), the Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT) and the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI), the situation has not improved much since then. This full Appeal includes proposed relief assistance (food aid, basic nonfood relief items) and basic repair to huts.