Kerala announces aid of 500 crores, so far 324 deaths, Rescue operations continue

Kerala announces aid of 500 crores, so far 324 deaths, Rescue operations continue
18 Aug

Kerala Flood: There is less hope for relief from floods in Kerala. The Meteorological Department has projected heavy rains in many areas. 13 of the 14 districts of the province are badly affected by floods and at least 324 people have died so far. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took stock of the flood and declared immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore. In the aerial survey, along with the Prime Minister, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan, Governor P Satasivam and Union Minister KJ Alphonse were present.
Prime Minister Modi has announced compensation of Rs two lakh for the families of those who lost their lives in the flood, and compensation of 50-50 thousand rupees for the critically injured people from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

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PM @narendramodi in an aerial survey, assessing the damages caused by floods in some of the affected areas of Kerala. The Prime Minister assures his support to the government in all its endeavors. #Keralafloods

11:50 AM – Aug 18, 2018
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People are stranded in remote areas due to floods in Kerala. They have finished their primary need. Many people, including women, children and the elderly, who are trapped in places not reachable by the yacht, are being taken to safer places from army helicopters.
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My thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives due to continuous flooding across Kerala. I hope the injured recover at the earliest

We all pray for the safety and wellbeing of the people.

12:18 PM – Aug 18, 2018

PM visits Kerala, reviews relief and rescue operations
The Prime Minister visited the situation of flooding in the state. After a review meeting, he made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to some of the af
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Roads are being blocked due to falling mountains on the ground in mountainous areas, which is breaking their contact from other places. A campaign to remove the stranded people is also in progress in many villages that have taken the form of the island. In addition to the three forces, work is being done by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to carry people stranded on rooftops and high places to safer places.


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. @ IAF_MCC #GarudCommando carried out rescue operations by winching children from the roof top & evacuated in IAF helicopter to rescue camps. #KeralaFloodRelief

1:12 pm – Aug 18, 2018
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Lack of oxygen in hospitals
The crisis has become deeper due to lack of oxygen and fuel stations in the state. Officials said that many private hospitals in Ernakulam district have lost oxygen. For this reason the authorities have been forced to send the patients to nearby hospitals.
TV channels broadcast a troubling video of a woman who is moaning from labor, with the help of a rope thrown by a naval helicopter. In this video, the woman is seen swinging in the air. The woman was later admitted to a Naval Hospital where she gave birth to a boy.
Social media support
People stranded in the flood and their families are making a video on social media and are looking forward to help. In a Whatsapp video, a six-year-old child was found hanging on one place and looking forward to help. He is saying, “We do not have food and do not drink water. please help us.”

In some places, there was a slight decrease in rainfall but in the four districts – Pathanmthitta, Alfujah, Ernakulam and Trichur – the monsoon was in the waning. Due to landslides in mountainous district Idukki, many roads have suffered large scale damage. Among the worst affected areas, Wayanad has been cut from the rest of Kerala.
Kochi airport has been closed due to the flood on the runway. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains and heavy winds in various parts of the state. Forecasting of winds at 60 kmph per hour in Pathamnathitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alfuja, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Trichur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.

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