SUGAR Cane farms were not spared by the sudden heavy torrential rain early Wednesday.
Drasa seaside area was still reeling from the loss of their crops.
Families had to abandon their daily chores to salvage what they could from the damaged crops and clearing debris continued into the evening.
Sugar cane farmer Subarmani Goundar said he lost about half the cane growing on his four-acre piece of land.
Mostly depending on income earned from his harvest, Mr Goundar said it would take a while for his family to recover from this disaster.
“We were still trying to recover from January and March floods and this had to happen.
Already I had lost a lot of my crops during those floods.
“Compared to previous years, I earned very little from my harvest this year.”
Many other farmers had similar stories which the authorities are working to address.
On the morning of the flooding, Sugar Cane Growers Council acting CEO Sundresh Chetty said a damage assessment report was being conducted by the council.
Mr Chetty said it was too early to tell exactly how much damage was incurred by the farmers.
“Some of our staff have gone out to conduct the assessment and we will know the full scale of the damage once we get their report,” he said.