‘Chennai Tsunami’ Posts

March 29th, 2005

Tsunami Again, Hope not

Looks like the Indonesian earthquake with a magintude of 8.7 has also triggered a Tsunami alert.for contries surrounding it. The Indian Home Ministry has alerted the coastal states including Tamil Nadu and Andaman Islands.

A prayer more than a hope that the Tsunami doesn’t get in the way anymore.No way !!

This isn’t a spoof of CRY[Child Relief and You] but just a similar naming which flashed me while I was driving to office this morning.

If you appreciate this TRY[Tsunami Relief and You] and would love to use this name for you Tsunami Relief fund, go ahead. Pay me a $100 which I would donate back to TRY itself. Howzaaaat ?

Thendral, the first daily internet tamil radio in the US is conducting a Special Non-Stop 12 hour Live Program in Thendral.com, tomorrow [Sunday, January 2nd]. This program is a fundraising song request program to raise funds towards relief operations of Tsunami victims. Check out Thendral for more.

Sudarshan, who belongs to AID-US is co-ordinating the Tsunami relief operations. He is sending out a call for or volunteers from AID-Chennai. There’s still a HUGE need for volunteers for different teams. There’s also a similar need of volunteers who can spend a few days in Pondicherry / Cuddalore/ Naagai / Kanyakumari. Preferably those who can speak tamil.

If there are any volunteers for the areas mentioned above, please contact the aid-india office or the telephone numbers given below.

Contact :
The main AID help line is 044-2835 0403, 044 5561 5629.
Chennai : 20, Ratheenam St, Gopalaupuram, Chennai-600086
Cuddalore: Balaji – 94440 61033, K.P.Narayan 04142-229108 and
Damu – 94442 41918
Nagapattinam: Jagadish – 98403 79889 and Ranganathan – 94440 18590
Pondicherry: 0413- 2290733

December 30th, 2004

Update on Chennai Tsunami Alert

I’ve had friends/relatives calling up if everything is safe because of the emrgency alerts flying red on the televisions. My friend who lives in Triplicane had informed that a portion of Radhakrishnan salai is blocked because it leads directly to the sea and their are divertions in that place.

Another friend panickly called up and said that people are leaving to their homes and the electric trains are already running full houses.

Update – Two hours after the previous para was written, the televisions are announcing that Tsunami alert in Chennai may be reduced. Looks like the Port Trust of Chennai will start functioning from evening.

There’s panic here as Chennai is put on highalert for Tsunami attack again. The news and rumors are all twined together making people more panicked.

It remains a question as to how many lives are pending to go before 2004 ends. God Bless !!

NDTV reports that the sea waves are seen to be rising near Chennai. Chennai Port Trust is put on highalert and starts evacuating people from there.

[Click thumbnail to read the poem]

Vairamuthu‘s tribute to the Tsunami victims was in a form of a poem. A worthy read. This was the same poem which he quoted in Sun News Channel, a couple of days back.