கலிபோர்னியா மாகாணத்தில், யோசெமிட்டி தேசிய பராமரிப்பு காட்டில், உள்ள மாபெரும் 3000-ஆண்டுகள் வாழ்ந்த சிவப்பு மரங்களை கனுபோழுது, “Even the mightiest Oaks come from tiny seeds” என்ற பழமொழி நினைவிற்கு வரும்.
சிறு துளி பெறு வெள்ளம். கிறிஸ்துமஸ் கேளிக்ககை ஒட்டி ஒரு சிறிய நிரல் ஒன்றை எழுதுவோம்:
எண்கள் = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2, 2]
@(எண்கள் இல் இவ்வெண்) ஒவ்வொன்றாக
பதிப்பி ” “*(5-இவ்வெண்),”#”*(2*இவ்வெண் – 1)
You can’t change some of the cards you are dealt with; a 375 yr old city is only 3m above mean-sea-level – surprise! And the tallest point (naturally occuring) on the city is right across from the airport – St. Thomas mount. The city receives peak rainfall in November, every year – mostly, and a city that has been diligently rainwater harvesting since 1987 (http://chennaimetrowater.gov.in/departments/rainwater.htm), and citizens negotiate flooded roads annually this deluge is a surprise; to receive (http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org/rainfall_htm/chennai.htm) 1450mm of rains in November when you expect an average of 500mm of rain. Follow that with a historic freak 345mm rain on day of Dec 2nd – 3rd. Perfect storm. A 1-2 k.o.
If you are working on Chennai Flooding on the streets, check out the information from OSHA – and quoting from OHSA
Tips to Remember
Before working in flooded areas, be sure your tetanus shot is current (given within the last 10 years). Wounds that are associated with a flood should be evaluated for risk; a physician may recommend a tetanus immunization.
Consider all water unsafe until local authorities announce that the public water supply is safe.
Do not use contaminated water to wash and prepare food, brush your teeth, wash dishes, or make ice.
Keep an adequate supply of safe water available for washing and potable water for drinking.
Be alert for chemically contaminated floodwater at industrial sites.
Use extreme caution with potential chemical and electric hazards, which have great potential for fires and explosions. Floods have the strength to move and/or bury hazardous waste and chemical containers far from their normal storage places, creating a risk for those who come into contact with them. Any chemical hazards, such as a propane tank, should be handled by the fire department or police.
If the safety of a food or beverage is questionable, throw it out.