Battling against the disastrous physiognomy of nature, people across the globe survive against numerous calamities. Enormous efforts to save even the last person stranded is what probably the humanitarian value teaches us at extent. Unfortunately, 2018 has brought the bouquet of demise inundating the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India bestowing all its horrified impacts on the beautiful state of Kerala. This state is divided into fourteen districts with Thiruvananthapuram standing as its capital. In 1924, once this type of severe flooding occurred and again in July 2018 high rainfall during the monsoon welcomed the disaster. Over 350 people got pushed into the den of demise within a fortnight, while at least 82,400 people were rescued particularly from Chengannur, Kuttanad, Chalakkudi, and Aluvaand with all fourteen districts placed on high alert. For the very first time in the history of the state, 35 of its 42 dams have been opened. The ecologically sensitive zones are mostly affected. Hundreds of villages with an estimated 10,000 km of roads have been damaged. Around 8,45,000 people has been found their shelter in different relief camps.
To save thousands of innocent lives, about 52 rescue teams from Indian Army and Indian Navy are dedicated at the rescue work and restoration. Teams of National Disaster Response Force have also taken active participation in saving lives. Varieties of ways have been projected by the Kerala government to start donation for the flood victims through websites like Google, Facebook, and e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket and Paytm. Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has given Rs 500 crore interim relief for the state as well as many known celebrities are contributing at their best. Here, is the list of help and information plan where you can also join hands to contribute at this toughest situation as every little help brings a lot of difference.
- Kerala Rescue – It is a cooperative initiative by the State Government, Kerala State IT Mission and IEEE Kerala Section where you can contact with all your valuable details at keralarescue.in/ and give the donations.
- Emergency resources and information – By calling at the toll-free number 1077 at Emergency Operation Centre at the District Collectorate, you can reach the needy ones at urgent. You can also call at +914712364424 at Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre to meet up to the urgency and requirements.
- Local Emergency Phone Numbers – You can even contact the official web portal government of Kerala through the accountable website kerala.gov.in/helpline to provide donations.
- Google Person Finder – The website google.org/personfinder/2018-kerala-flooding is the apt medium to find or share missing persons information for the flooding and try the level best to save each life till the last strand.
- Kerala Flood Resources Map – At google.com/maps, all the significant information about the crowd-sourced shelters, rescue operations, etc are updated frequently to spread the latest information rapidly so that any further harm can be prevented and any ambiguous situation can be quickly considered.