While Kerala floods have left the whole nation in a state of shock, heavy rains and floods have disrupted the lives of millions in the whole state. Moreover, overflowing rivers, a series of landslides have caused more than 115 deaths and a red alert has been issued in all the fourteen worst affected districts of the state.
The Kochi airport has been shut down, public transport system has collapsed in several parts and situation is continuously deteriorating due to continuous rain.
Well, people in Kerala right now are in desperate need of help, while the government along with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Army, the Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and other forces are already working on relief operations to rescue the victims and making sure to distribute drinking water and food packets among the people. While the Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund has been announced for people to help the sufferers in whichever way one can.
Further, it was great to see our Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Dia Mirza, Varun Dhawan, Vidya Balan, Neha Sharma, Kartik Aaryan and other celebrities coming out with a big heart to help the victims in order to make the situation better.
Sun TV has donated One Crore Rupees to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund towards the Kerala Government’s flood relief works. pic.twitter.com/sF5T6Gtvn1
— Sun TV (@SunTV) August 17, 2018
Meanwhile, a few celebrities from the South film industry have even pledged a donation to the relief fund. Well, they are even requesting their followers to make donations, sharing emergency contact details along with other significant information through Twitter and other social media platforms.
Check out their messages:
situation is very scary .. please help https://t.co/L0rhPkZjZT
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 16, 2018
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 16, 2018
Praying for everyone affected by the #KeralaFloods.
The state really needs our help and every donation, no matter how big or small, will count.
Here are some details of how to donate to @CMOKerala’s distress relief fund and other helpline numbers 🙏 pic.twitter.com/eezFJRE2Dv
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 16, 2018
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 16, 2018
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) August 16, 2018
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) August 16, 2018
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) August 16, 2018
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) August 16, 2018
People of Kerala will always occupy a special place in my heart for the unmatchable Love & Affection they shower . Their Love & the Loss is Unmatchable. But still I take the Honour to do my bit. I hereby pledge to donate 25,00,000 for the #KeralaFloodRelief . Love “M”Allu Arjun
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) August 13, 2018
— Priya Prakash Varrier (@priyapvarrier) August 13, 2018
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) August 16, 2018
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) August 16, 2018
Here are the helpline numbers for the Kerala Flood Relief:
Chief minister’s helpline number – 0471-2333812
State disaster management control room – 0471-2331639
State Emergency Operation Centre – 0471-2364424
Revenue department helpline number – 0471-2518595, 9995484 519, 9496253850
Revenue department flood rescue state-wide toll-free number: 1077, 1070 (Prefix the STD codes of your respective district)
State disaster relief authority numbers
Alappuzha – +919495003640 (Whatsapp) / 0477-2238630
Pathanamthitta – +918078808915 (Whatsapp) / 0468-2322515/2222515
Idukki – +919383463036 (Whatsapp) / 0486-233111/2233130
Kollam – +919447677800 (Whatsapp) / 0474-2794002
Ernakulam – +917902200400 (Whatsapp) / 0484-2423513/2433481
Idukki – +919383463036 (Whatsapp) / 0486-2233111
Kottayam – +919446562236 (Whatsapp) / 0481 – 2304800
District-level helpline numbers
Idukki : 0486 2233111, 9061566111, 938346303 6
Ernakulam : 0484 2423513, 7902200300, 790220040 0
Thrissur: 0487 2362424, 9447074424
Malappuram : 0483 2736320, 0483 2736326
Palakkad : 0491 2505309, 2505209, 2505566
Kannur : 0497 2713266, 0497 2700645, 8547616034
Kozhikode: 0495 2371002
Wayanad: 04936 204151,9207985027
Control room numbers
Collectorate: 04682322515, 222 2515, 8078808915
Taluk offices in Pathanamthitta
Indeed, the state needs national media attention as well as support from Indian citizens.