Sunday, 19 August 2018

Kerala floods : no red alert issued but heavy rainfall predicted



The conditionOver 324 dead, 36 missing, since rains swept Kerala

The state is hit by its worst flood in nearly 80 years. From August 1 to August 17, Kerala received 170% more rain than normal.
Subsequent landslides and overflowing rivers brought the state to a standstill.
More than 324 people have lost their lives, 36 are missing and around 6.61 lakh have been living in 3,466 relief camps across the state.

RescueThousands rescued by NDRF teams in their biggest rescue-operation ever

NDRF teams along with Army, Navy and coast guards, are involved in massive rescue operations.
Thousands were rescued from remote areas of Changannur and Kuttanad, which were hit after Vembanadu Lake and Pampa river overflowed. But there are still many more who remained marooned without food, water and medicines.
NDRF has deployed 58 teams (55 are working on ground) for its biggest-ever rescue operation.

AidPM Modi announces Rs. 500 crore for relief fund

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state on Saturday and took an aerial survey of affected areas.
He announced Rs. 500 crore for relief aid. Earlier, Union Minister Rajnath Singh had announced Rs. 100 crore for the state.
The PM also said Rs. 2 lakh will be given to kin of deceased, and Rs. 50,000 to severely injured from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

SupportStates help Kerala in hour of need

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that he will give Rs. 10 crore, and the ministers of the AAP will donate their one month salary for the state.
Capt. Amarinder Singh, Manohar Lal Khattar, and Vasundhra Raje gave Rs. 10 crore each for aid. Telangana CM KCR announced Rs. 25 crore.
All elected representatives of the Congress will give their one-month salary towards relief efforts.

CM relief fundHere's how you can stand with Kerala now

You can make online donations on www.donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in, by simply following the instructions on the dedicated website.
You can also transfer money in banks to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Funds. The SBI account number is 67319948232 and IFSC Code is SBIN0070028. The branch is City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram and PAN number is AAAGD0584M.
There are other ways to donate too. Do your bit!


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