In late July 2018, severe flooding affected the Indian state of Kerala due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. Over one million people are now sheltered in 3274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, even as rains that stops.
It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century, in which over 373 people died within a fortnight, while at least 280,679 people were evacuated, mainly from Chengannur, Pandanad, Aranmula, Aluva, Chalakudy, Kuttanad and Pandalam. All 14 districts of the state were placed on high alert. According to Kerala government sources, one-sixth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents.
Kerala Floods Helpline
Kerala has been ravaged by unprecedented floods following torrential rains that also triggered landslides, claiming 97 lives since 8 August besides disrupting air, rail and road traffic in several places.
The Kerala government has put out appeals for financial donations and essential items for thousands of displaced people, living in relief camps around the state.
Here’s how you can help those affected by the Kerala floods :
Donations can be made through cheques or demand drafts (DD), or internet banking. Address for cheques : The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 1;
1.Contribute through the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)
Direct link: https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/
2. Contribute via Online :-
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donetee: CMDRF
The chief minister’s office has also released helpline numbers.
Kerala floods: Helpline numbers for insurance, emergency and districts
Donate through independent websites The Kerala chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with the IT has launched a donation website. Through their website (keralarescue.in), people can appeal for help and provide specific locations and requirements. Individuals can also register as volunteers on the site. Rapid Response India has also released a portal for donations. Their teams have been been providing on-ground in Kerala since the onset of the claim