Cyclone Gaja Response

CASA responded with non-food items such as clothing, utensils, tarpaulin sheets among other items in an effort to help them restore their normal livelihood. CASA was able to help more than 1,300 families by its effort.

Cyclone Gaja made its landfall with a wind speed of 120 – 140 km per hour leaving a trail of Destruction in November 2018. It claimed lives of around 63 people with even cutting off the access to the 8 affected districts of Tamil Nadu. The subsequent rainfall added to the miseries of the people affecting around three lakh people in total. Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaja was the fifth named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, after cyclones Sagar, Mekunu, Luban and Titli.

It left 12,298 cattle dead, nearly damaging two lakh house. It uprooted about 1,482,686 forest and fruit bearing trees, which was the source of livelihood for agricultural labourers and small farmers.

 

CASA responded with non-food items such as clothing, utensils, tarpaulin sheets among other items in an effort to help them restore their normal livelihood. CASA was able to help more than 1,300 families by its effort.

The mosquito nets help protect the victims against mosquito-borne diseases prevalent during the cyclone. Waterproof tarpaulin sheets are an effective alternative to the weak hay and ruined roofs after the cyclones.