Flood affected Tuticorin! The Little Sisters of the Poor and the people of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu need urgent help!
After Chennai, it is now time for the southern districts of Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli to bear the brunt of incessant rain that pounded these two districts since Sunday afternoon.
It is said that some of the places have received precipitation equal to the average annual rainfall in a single day with Thoothukudi the worst affected. People lost everything, their houses, their belongings and that they had to live on.
The Little Sisters of the Poor at Tuticorin
The Little Sisters of the Poor at Tuticorin and their employees also suffered a lot of damage due to the flood. On 18th and 19th December 2023 - Two days of heavy rain falls and cloud burst caused a big disaster in Tuticorin. Rivers overflowed and it entered the lower areas and city. Our employees lost all their belongings such as clothes, fridge, important documents and all other items they had in their homes.
From the public road all the water rushed to our home in Tuticorin and filled the premises. As the water rushed very forcefully, the compound wall behind the cemetery collapsed at 1.00.am in the night and water flowed out of our campus. The collapse of the wall in one way was providential, because after that the water which was accumulated around the Home gushed out which saved the lives of people and the greater destruction of the Home. While we thank God for his providential care over the Home, the little Sisters in Tuticorin need help to reconstruct the compound wall which is very long. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
If you wish to help kindly go to main page. Click the name of Tuticorin. Tuticorin page will open. At the end of page click the button - Donate to the elderly Poor - Then follow the procedure. God bless you!
The Home of Little Sisters of the Poor in Tuticorin surrounded by water.