Heavy Monsoon Rains caused severe flooding in several districts of Kerala and have killed over 180 people in the state. The floods have paralyzed normal life of millions of people. Hundreds of houses were damaged and thousands of families are forced to take shelter in relief camps. The flood victims of Kerala are in desperate need of relief support to survive and get back to their normal life.
The flood situation in Kerala continues to be grim as death toll reaches close to 194. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps across the state as the state is facing its worst flood in 100 years with dams opened and all rivers in spate. On Saturday, PM Narendra Modi announced an additional grant of Rs 500 crore to Kerala, after holding a high-level meeting with Kerala CM Vijayan and conducted an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged state.
With no let up in the torrential rainfall, schools have been shut after major areas were inundated with water. Power supply, communication systems and distribution of drinking water have been disrupted in various parts of the state. Train services have been disrupted and road transport services are in disarray with stretches of roads under water.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called for help to rebuild the lives of people in the state. “At this of point of time, nothing can help as much as money,” Vijayan said earlier this week. Those who wish to send essential services like mattress, toiletries, medicines, food grains, furniture, clothes can contact the emergency operations centre at the district Collectorates. The toll-free number is 1077.
Finacial assistance can be provided using the CM’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). The donations are exempted from income tax as well as Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010.