The volunteers who kept Chennai afloat through the floods

The volunteers who kept Chennai afloat through the floods
 

On 2 December 2015, the south Indian city of Chennai (Madras) witnessed devastating floods, after receiving the heaviest rainfall it had witnessed in a century. As much as 272 mm of rain drenched the city in a 24-hour period.
The waters marooned large parts of the city for several days and rescue efforts were hampered by the lack of electricity and mobile connectivity, but the city's citizenry rose magnificently to the occasion in a massive volunteering effort.
Some pitched in by coordinating with the government. Others helped through non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
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Source: BBC
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