Thursday, December 30, 2004

Onsite Update :: from Namita in Chennai

There was a warning today about the possibility of a second wave. The resulting panic threw our documentation efforts at Olcott into bit of a mess. We are putting whatever we did onto an excel sheet that will be on the web giving details on children's needs.

We have also begun documenting the needs of families in Orur and Velankani.

Since we were already there when the people started pouring in, we were able to provide some support to Lakshmi as the school compound was used again as atemporary shelter. The Olcott alumni turned up as always and were a great source of support.

As far as we know, there has been no actual wave or inundation of water, although there are some reports of water level rising in the Marina. We went to various places between Theosophical Society and Velankanni temple but saw nothing.

That's it for now, more later.