Kerala is experiencing a situation almost similar to what the State faced during the devastating floods of 2018 and 2019. Normal Monsoon in Kerala is from the second half of May until end of September. But this year it has been raining beyond the usual. From 16th October onwards it has been heavily raining all over Kerala. By 17th morning there was a huge cloudburst in the central part of Kerala with extreme casualties.
Mostly the affected areas are the districts such as Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur and some parts of Ernakulam. There has been a number of landslides in which two were devastating. They caused flood in the villages such as Plappalli, Kokkayar, Koottikal,Mundakkayam, Ranni, Thodupuzha, Erimeli, Peerumedu, Peruvandhaanam, Eanthayaar, Kanjaar, Poonjaar, Kokkatthodu, Kalleli, Vayakkara and Eettumanoor, to name a few. More than 200 houses were totally washed away in the flash flood caused by landslides and many other houses have been partially damaged.
Several people have been injured and displaced while 25 have died and more than 10 persons are still missing. A total of 105 relief camps have been set up across the central Kerala.
Since more rains are expected yellow alert has been issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Patthanamthitta, Alapuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode. Army, Navy and Air force have been mobilised to carry out flood relief operations. The casualties are still on the rise.
It takes a long time to build their life back to normalcy. We request all of our dear friends, benefactors, well-wishers and healthcare volunteers to support this cause with their prayers, presence or other means of contributions. CTF began to organizing the medical camps and the relief activities on 18 October. We shall ensure that whatever financial aid you may provide through the CTF-India reaches the deserving.
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