Declare Cyclone Thane a National Disaster
In late December 2011, Cyclone Thane ripped through Tamil Nadu, India, causing destruction and suffering even more severe in some places than the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The State Government has assessed the total loss as far less than the devastation actually caused. The State and Central government cannot undertake relief activities alone, so a national disaster must be declared in order to garner aid from government and the international community. Please sign our petition and stand with the people of Tamil Nadu in asking the Central and State Governments to declare Cyclone Thane a national disaster!