Flood situation grave in kerala

Flood situation grave in kerala

Courtesy : Kerala Bureau18/08/2018 09:28

The unprecedented rains and floods in Kerala have claimed 174 death chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday. CM urge for for more donations to his relief fund and ask othe States to provide food, cloths, medicines as much as possible.The grave situation triggered by the state’s worst flood in a century left more than lakh people homeless. Due to this situation disrupted air, rail and traffic for more than a week. PM Modi is reaching krerala in the late evening to see the situation.

 “Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps. Your help can rebuild the lives of the affected,” chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a tweet. Vijayan said the situation was serious but was optimistic of overcoming as most of the state remained under water amid continuous rain, landslides and floods. He said over two lakh people have been shifted to 1,568 camps across the state but many are still stranded.

 Defence Ministry in statement said “1300 life jackets, 571 lifebuoys, 1000 raincoats, 1300 gumboots, 1200 ready-to-eat meal, 1500 food packets, 25 motorised boats, 9 non-motorised boats have been provided for rescue and relief operations .

While rain has abated and will lessen in the next 24 hours till Saturday, the relief could be short-lived as the ‘vigorous’ southwest monsoon over Kerala will bring in more heavy spells during the weekend in the state, besides Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the regional weather office said. Heavy rains are forecast for isolated places over north Kerala, coastal Karnataka and its south interior parts on August 19. However, the red alert has been withdrawn from two districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Kasargode out of the state’s 14, according to officials.

The relief and rescue teams of the Air Force and Army on Friday started distributing food packets among those who have been marooned in several flood-hit areas of the state as more boats and helicopters were pressed into service. The Indian Coast Guard is involved in rescue operations in 28 places in the state.

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