The worst flood disaster in decades – Kerala needs your URGENT HELP

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Last updated on August 22, 2018.

Kerala needs your URGENT HELP!  The worst flood disaster in decades.

Dear friends, Please listen, take a couple of minutes and read the following few lines.   Kerala is reeling from one of its worst flood disaster in decades. 

The latest report says: Due to this flood disaster one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday.  The death toll raised to 357 people till yesterday.

Red Alert sounded in 12 of the 14 districts, Hilly districts Wayanad and Idukky have been cut-off from the rest of the state due to landslides on the ghat roads.

Shutters of 33 Dams (of 39 )have been opened, including that of Mullapperiyar, of which the control is wrested with the TN Government.

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Overflowing Periyar river. A view from Kalady bridge. Picture by the Blogger

41 Rivers (out of 44) are overflowing well past the red mark.

Another view of the Periyar river. A view from the famous Kalady bridge. Pic by the Blogger

Worst flood disastersCochin International Airport has been closed till 2 PM, 18 August as the runway has been engulfed.

Your favorite summer destination, the lush green Munnar has been submerged. KSRTC and Railway have canceled many of the bus and train services.

Image courtesy PTI

Hundreds of houses and establishments across the state have been submerged already in this flood disaster.

Roads and bridges are either broken or swallowed up by the flood water.

Nearly Ten thousand people were shifted to rehabilitation camps.

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Rescuing flood victims in Chelakkara a small town in Thrissur district of Kerala. Picture by the Blogger

Hundreds of people left their hard earned properties and took refuge at safer places with their relatives and friends.

The entire system is fighting back under the efficient leadership of Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala.

Keeping all differences aside, the Congress lead opposition is working in complete harmony with the Government which is a rare expression of the true spirit of democracy and good governance.

We salute all the kind-hearted people who extended their love and support to this good cause.

Worst flood disastersVishnu, a migrant worker from Madhya Pradesh making a living by selling blankets in Kerala, walked into a relief camp and handed over all the 50 blankets he had.

We bow our head and salute him for his sacrificial giving.

Film star turned politician  Kamal Hassan contributed 25 lakhs to The Chief Minister’s relief fund.

Tamil film actors Karthi and Soorya donated 25 lakhs and Vijay TV also promised an amount of 25 lakhs to CM’s Relief Fund.

Few others from the Malayalam film industry too donated to this cause.

These are only a few names from the list of many who promised a helping hand to Kerala and it’s suffering people through CM’s Relief Fund.

So far, the loss is estimated as 8000 Cr (till yesterday) and the state requested the center to sanction 1220 Cr as an immediate relief.

But sad to note that the center offered only 100 Cr in response to this request.

I hope you can see how the state has been treated by the central Government.

But still expecting more help from the central government to face this worst situation.

But even sad to note is that in such worst situation some vested interests are using this opportunity to spread hate against Kerala and it’s people.

They even discourage people from contributing to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.  This is an uncalled for situation and such people should abstain from such propaganda when facing such a bad situation.

Friends, this is the time to join together and act wisely, keeping aside all political and religious difference.

People of Kerala are in urgent need of help.

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Kerala Chief Minister’s Letter copy Image courtesy The Indian Express

Please contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.

The calamities we are fighting is manifold.

Apart from the flood, we have to fight the callous attitude of the central Government and abhorrence being spread by few vested interests.

Ignore such voices and move forward to help someone who’s in urgent need.

Please Contribute your mites to the CM’s Relief Fund.

You can Contribute your gifts by using this LINK-CMDRF

All contributions towards Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF ) exempt from Income Tax under section 80(G).

Donations now accepted through UPI mobile app like BHIM, paytm, Tez, Phonepe also.

(VPA : keralacmdrf@sbi) / Scan the QR Code to donate

Payment Through Bank Counter. 

Beneficiary Name: Principal Secretary (Fin), Treasurer CMDRF

Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)

Account Number: 67319948232

Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram

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We will fight back and survive if you are there for us.

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Please spread the word of this good cause through your social media accounts.

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Chief Minister’s Office, Kerala,

Pinarayi Vijayan,

Dr.T.M Thomas Isaac

Ramesh Chennithala.

EDITOR’S NOTE.

This note (flood disaster) is published on these pages on the public interest.

Please Join hands with the administration of Kerala.

Video Courtesy India Today

Also, Please Pray For Kerala.

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Pray For Kerala

For Philipscom Associates

Philip Verghese Ariel

THE KERALA FLOOD 2018 AND THE AFTERMATH

Kerala FloodThough the offer from the Central Government was a meager one (500 Crore), offers are pouring in from different nations. Many nations are offering crores of rupees help for the relief operations.  But sad to note that, the center says, there are some technical difficulties to receive these funds.

Though the Prime Minister of India Narender Modi posted a tweet expressing thanks to UAE for the help,  the news agencies report that the central government may most likely, politely refuse UAE’s, UN’s and other countries help.  Read an in-depth report on this issue by  THE HINDU

Malayalam broadcasting channels like Asianet, MediaOne, and few others extended their valuable support to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.  Some of the neighbouring states like Telangana, Tamilnadu too extended their support to the relief fund.

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16 Comments


  1. God Bless Kerala.
    I live in Mumbai, Maharastra, India. Every news about Kerala flood is making us sad. They need help and we are with Kerala

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  2. Hi Philip Sir,
    I have seen Kerala as a beautiful state but now the things have changed totally. Ireperable loss happened. we will keep Praying for the people who have lost their homes and their loved ones. Glad to hear that your brother and family received some help from the rescue operators and fire brigades.
    Thank God that they and their neighbors along with them all are safe.
    May God Bless them.
    Keep us informed.

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  3. Dear Philip Sir,

    Sorry to hear about the bad news from Kerala, I hope that the things will get okay in few days time but the irreparable wounds happened to many families in different parts of the state is unbearable. Glad that many stars from the film industry and other fields contributed a reasonable amount of money for the relief fund. Sadly watching all the bad news in Asianet news here and hope that everything will be fine in a few more days time even though some of the losses cannot be reverted back.

    Thanks again

    Reji Stephenson

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  4. This is one of the worst flood disaster happened in the history, and the central government should declare it as the National Disaster. And should increase the flood relief, it is really sad to read the peanut offer by the Central government when the loss is beyond 20000 crores. Even the UAE and other countries donations too are not acceptable now due to the technical issues the central government is indebted to compensate an equal amount to the disaster fund of Kerala government.

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  5. Oh my! This news is really a shocking one. So sad to read about the turmoil the people of Kerala now undergoing. Thanks for sharing the real situation of Kerala. We pray for the welfare of the people Kerala and of course the rescue operators.
    This is the first time I am visiting your website.
    Indeed the contents on this website are very useful for all category of people.
    Keep up the good works.

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  6. This is a very good post and is definitely made by a professional writer. Posts that are very useful for me and everyone who has read the posts on this website. Keep writing and sharing.

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  7. Very sad to read about the flood situation in Kerala.
    Sorry to know about the great loss happened to the people of Kerala.
    Yes, the people of Kerala needs help from the fellow citizens in this situation.
    Thnx for sharing this flood and its aftermath with us..

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  8. Great and valuable information!
    So sad to note the present situation of Kerala.
    I am sure Kerala will overcome this present turmoil.
    I wish all the best to the people who are involved in the rescue operations.
    Great effort and help are needed from the surrounding communities.
    Thanks for the shout out.

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  9. Indeed this is the worst flood disaster of this century. May God bless Kerala and its people. Our sympathy and prayer. Though the central aid offered is meager comparing to the vast loss, I am sure Kerala can and will survive this calamity and will come back to its normalcy soon. Thank you for sharing the update on this worst disaster.

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  10. Kerala is going through the severe crisis in these days. The unexpected flood affected the state in every means including daily life, financial stability, infrastructure etc. We should stand together irrespective of the religions, borders to give a helping hand to the survivors.

    Many foreign countries, Indian states, organizations offer support and financial assistance to Kerala. We should accept or utilize all possible resources to re-build and bring back the state to the normal stage.

    Thanks for writing the timely post, Philip sir. It was needed.

    We can do the maximum and wait for the best,

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  11. Oh God Kerala Condition is Very bad.
    God, Please Help the people of Kerala.
    All People Should Pray For the people of Kerala.
    Thanks for sharing this information with us.
    Keep sharing
    Sharaz

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  12. This is really sad,
    I think we as a community must help each other when one is in needs.
    Although many international organization is helping, we must also do our part in the grass root level to help them.
    Ima glad you share this

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  13. Hi Philip,

    It is so disheartening to know about the current state of Kerala. It is such a beautiful place with amazing people. No wonder it is known as “God’s own land”.
    In this hour of grief and sadness, we all need to stand up and help the people of Kerala. They are our brothers and sisters and it is our responsibility to help them in their time of time.
    As for the ones spreading hatred, please stop it. Be more compassionate about your fellow human beings. No God of any religion likes discrimination and hatred. So please help them and spread love.

    May God be with the people of Kerala.

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  14. Hi Philip,

    I am really sad to hear about Kerala’s floods. It has caused so much of pain and anguish to the people of Kerala. It has left them without a shelter, without food and basic amenities. I sincerely pray to God that everything comes to to normal and the people are able to start their normal life very soon.

    May God help them and ease their sufferings.

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  15. Yes, Kerala is facing the worst time ever. It is really pathetic to see people suffering. Hats off to our Army Jawans who are actually doing some good work on the ground. Hope things become normal soon and life will get back to normal.

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