Once the threat of flood subsided, the next Himalayan task that lies ahead of the Keralites is the cleaning up mission. The figures of loss are jaw-dropping and even the survivors seem to lose their hopes after seeing their belongings flushed in the flood.
People are struggling to restore everything back to normal. Both authorities and common people contribute their best to help the flood victims. It is a time when hard work, cooperation and humanity together play a key role in life.
KSEB on reconnecting mission
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) informed that electricity will be restored in the flood-affected areas immediately. The restoration work will be done after assuring safety of people and wiring system. Staffs will work on all holidays. Houses that were affected by the flood will be provided temporary power supply with single light point and plug point incorporating earth-leakage circuit breaker, if the restoration work gets delayed.
Read more... KSEB estimates Rs 820 cr loss; 'Mission Reconnect' begins
Thottappally spillway flooded
The flow of flood water from eastern region to Thottappally Spillway has intensified. Only 50 percent of the water is reaching the sea, which in turn has flooded the surrounding areas. The water from Pamba river and remote water bodies is supposed to be released to the sea through the spillway. Since the flow through the spillway has slowed down, both sides of the water bodies are under water.
Read more... Flood water flow to Thottappally spillway intensifies
Mullaperiyar still at 140 ft
The water flow into the Mullaperiyar dam has decreased. The 11 spillway shutters of the dam were lowered. Only limited amount of water was let out into the Periyar river through the two shutters of the spillway. They have been raised only up to one feet. The water level remains unchanged at 140 feet in the dam. As the rains receded in the nearby areas, the water flow has also come down.
Read more... Rains recede: Water level continues at 140 ft in Mullaperiyar
Snake threat after flood
As the flood water is receding, snakes are posing a major threat in the state. More than 50 people have sought treatment at Angamaly, Paravoor, Kaladi regions after snake bites. Most of the incidents happened when cleaning the houses that were waterlogged. Snakes became a frequent scene after dams opened and strong currents of water were released.
Read more... After flood, snakes pose threat; 50 bitten in Angamaly
Many helping hands
UAE - Rs 700 crore
Qatar - Rs 35 crore
India government - 50,000 metric ton food grains, including 100 metric ton pulses, 22 lakh drinking water bottles, 9300 kilo litre kerosene, 60 ton medicines, blankets and bed sheets
Chhattisgarh – Assistance of Rs 10 crore including 2500 ton rice
Maharashtra - 30 tons relief materials, 6.5 ton essential materials
Assam – Rs 3 crore
Manipur – Rs 2 crore
Tripura – Rs 1 crore
Uttar Pradesh – One day’s salary of police officers
Rajasthan – IAS officers contribution
Telangana – One day’s salary of IAS officers
Puducherry – Rs 1 crore + one day’s salary of government staff
Businessman MA Yusuff Ali – Rs 18 crore
Sew International (Indian NGO) – USD 10,000
Read more... UAE offers Rs 700 cr aid to flood-hit Kerala
Qatar to donate Rs 35 cr to flood-battered Kerala
Kochi mayor to contribute money saved for daughter’s marriage to CMDRF
Prayers from all over
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods and the world organisation is following the situation very closely, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
Pope Francis called for solidarity and help from the international community for people affected by flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala which has caused widespread death and destruction.
Read more... Pope urges help, prayers for Kerala
UN monitoring situation; Gen Secy Guterres 'saddened' by Kerala floods
Many train services were cancelled due to the flood related issues on the track. This includes express and passenger trains which many commuters rely upon. Flights also were affected as the Cochin International airport was closed down due to flood. Commercial flights are operated from Kochi Naval Base. Bus services also have not fully resumed because the roads are completely damaged.
Read more... Trains cancelled on Tuesday
Train services limp back to normalcy