Chengannur - a shattered battlefield after flood
Chengannur: After the devastating flood, houses and household articles in Chengannur have become a shattered battlefield. It will take quite a time to clear the waste and thick mud dumped on the houses. Buildings, compound walls and trees collapsed in the flood and expensive household articles were totally damaged.
‘’Mud has been dumped on the floors to a height of 2 feet. A total of 7 persons tried to remove the mud using spade and tools from morning to evening, but could not clean the house completely. It may take at least one week to clean up the mud on the household objects,’ Edanadu Thazhathethil native Sukumaran said.
Edanadu in Chengannur municipality was one of the places affected by the flood in Pamba river. Pandanadu, Thiruvanvandoor and Vanavathukkara also were badly hit by the calamity. The houses in Edanadu seemed to flow in the water entirely. Some other buildings lost roof and walls. Even luxury residences were damaged.
Edanadu Kannangadu native Sadanandan had shifted to relief camp on Independence Day. When he returned after five days, only a few roof tiles, bricks and blocks remained in the place where his house situated.
All the places where Pamba river overflowed suffered huge loss due to property damage. Only the lives were saved in Chengannur. The houses and all other belongings of the people were lost without trace.
It is disheartening to hear the people crying for water from the houses in Chengannur. Though many organisations bring food and water to the flood-hit places, only those who stay in the camps and on house tops are distributed with the items. Even water is not available in remote areas.