Delhi floods: People rally together, providing food, support to affected families

Delhi Weather Update: Heavy rains and floods in the low lying areas of the national capital caused chaos and devastation for many households. Rains lashed several parts of Delhi last week with a flood-like situation due to a swollen Yamuna. Lajpat Nagar, East of Kailash area in south Delhi, parts of central Delhi including the Delhi Secretariat area, among other areas, received heavy rainfall. Amidst this, heartwarming stories of compassion have emerged with many choosing to rally together and extend a helping hand to the families affected by the deluge.In response to the devastating flood crisis in Delhi, the Sachin Manchanda Foundation has organised food drive for flood victims in eastern part of the city including in Mayur Vihar, Akshardham and other vicinities. The foundation stepped forward to provide assistance to the impoverished individuals forced to seek refuge on the roads.The recent floods in Delhi caused immense hardship for families, leaving them displaced and struggling to meet their basic needs. Understanding the urgency of the situation, the foundation promptly dedicated volunteers to conduct a food drive, ensuring that those affected received vital resources during this challenging time. The team worked tirelessly to prepare and distribute nutritious meals, aiming to relieve the suffering of the flood victims.“Serving people is a responsibility and we should never miss a chance during these times of crisis when a large population have become homeless. The team has worked tirelessly to provide aid to the flood victims and we will continue to stand by them as they recover from this catastrophe,” Sachin Manchanda, Trustee, said.The city has recorded 331.3 mm of rainfall against a normal of 208.8 mm in July so far. The city’s average rainfall is 195.8 mm in the entire month. Delhi recorded above-normal rainfall in the last four months — 53.2 mm against a normal of 17.4 mm in March, 20.1 mm against an average of 16.3 mm in April, 111 mm against a normal of 30.7 mm in May and 101.7 mm against a normal of 74.1 mm in June.It witnessed its highest rainfall (153 mm) in a single day in July since 1982 on July 8 and 9 due to an interaction of a western disturbance, monsoon winds and cyclonic circulation over northwest India. The city received an additional 107 mm of rain in the subsequent 24 hours.