Kerala Flood Relief Flash News 20-Aug-2018
8 lakh refugees in relief camps in Kerala Heavy rain hazard: the weather center will gradually reduce the rainfall in 5 days
Rainfall floods in Chengannur, Alappuzha district, Kerala People have been taken to safe places.Thousands of canners are still suffering from unhygienic heavy rains in Kerala. The Meteorological Center has repeatedly warned that the ‘Red Alert’, a heavy rain warning, will gradually reduce rainfall in the next 5 days.
Kerala’s total population is 3.48 crore. About 40 percent of those affected were severely affected by floods. Army, Navy, Air Force, National Disaster Rescue Force, Coast Guard, and paramilitary personnel are rescued.
67 helicopters, 24 freight planes and 548 motorboats are being used for rescue operations. The Central Government has announced Rs. Various States, including Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Puducherry have provided financial assistance.
In all the 14 districts of the state, 13 districts have been affected by rains. About 8 lakh people have been relocated to relief camps. More than 8 lakh people have been displaced. 8,000 houses collapsed. 26,000 houses were damaged. 40,000 hectares of crops are rotten. 134 bridges collapsed. 16,000 km Roads are damaged. There has been a loss of more than Rs 21,000 crore. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that 13 people were killed due to floods.
The number of deaths has risen to 368. Thousands of people are still trapped due to rain floods.The Meteorological Center has withdrawn a serious heavy warning warning to all the districts of Kerala. However, 10 districts have been given a moderate rainfall warning for ‘Orange Alert’ and 2 districts ‘slight alert’ warning. The Weather Center has announced that it will gradually reduce rainfall in the next 5 days in Kerala. The first bus transport from Karnataka to Bengaluru was started yesterday evening. Similarly, bus services in Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Kannur and Trivandrum were operated almost halfway. The Kerala State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has started direct buses from Palakkad to Madurai and Nagercoil. Yesterday more flights were operated at Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode airports. Train services started at various locations. Some stores opened yesterday in Cochin. One kilogram of green chilli was sold for Rs.400. All the vegetables including cylinders and eggplant were sold at Rs. 100 per kg. Grocery products including rice and sugar were sold at a price of Rs 15 to Rs 50 per kilo. The public demanded this to be blocked.