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    Chennai, India Devastated by Downpours

    Water, water, everywhere. Torrential rains in the capital of Tamil Nadu state have killed 280 people this week, and though the deluge has let up, the danger hasn’t passed. Flooding continues as lakes and rivers overflow, and Chennai has come to a standstill in what some analysts estimate could cost local businesses more than $2.2 billion. India’s calling for relief efforts for those who’ve lost their homes and livelihoods, but with roads washed out and telephone networks down, it may be impossible to deliver aid to those who need it.

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