Kerala flood situation remains precarious with water levels still rising dangerously in many rivers and people are stranded in many areas waiting for help to arrive in kerala. Rescue operations are in full swing with army and local authorities heading efferent to secure lives and disburse aid materials to stranded people.
Do you know someone who needs help? Here are the Kerala helpline numbers:
Kerala Flood State Emergency Operations Centre: 0471-23664424;
Kerala Flood Toll Free Numbers: 1077, 1070
KeralaFloods Alarm signs:
• All the 44 rivers in Kerala State are overflowing at present.
• 33 water reservoirs in Kerala have opened their floodgates after incessant rain in catchment areas.
• Death toll reaches 324, more than 200,000 homeless
• Southern Railway and Kochi Metro have suspended their operations.
• Red alert in 13 of 14 districts in Kerala
• One of three major airports in the state, Cochin International Airport shut down till August 26
• Holiday declared for all educational institutions in Kerala; exams cancelled
• State government has cancelled Onam celebrations
More than 300 killed in Kerala Flood
More than 300 people have been killed in the Indian state of Kerala by the worst flooding to hit the region in a century, authorities said Friday, as troop reinforcements stepped up rescue efforts.
The state – a key international tourist draw with its tropical mountains and beaches – has been battered by record monsoon rainfall in recent days and is “facing the worst flood in 100 years”, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.