More support to #Kerala: To take up power restoration works in flood-hit parts of #Kerala, Southern Power Distribution Company Limited #SPDCL, #AP decides to send a team of officers & personnel to Kerala. The team will start from #Tirupati on Monday morning @NewIndianXpress— Phareesh_TNIE (@Phareesh_tnie) August 19, 2018
No heavy rains in Kerala from tomorrow, says National Disaster Management Authority
Fire service personnel from Odisha leave to join Kerala rescue operation
Bengaluru-Kochi flights to resume from Cochin Naval Air Base tomorrow
The Union government on Saturday announced that flights between Kochi and Bengaluru will be operated from Monday from the Cochin Naval Air Base from August 20.
Maharashtra sends Seven lakh liters of water for the Kerala flood victims
#Mahrashtra: Around 7 Lakh litres of water has been loaded in the wagons for flood victims in Kerala. Each wagon contains around 50,000 litres of water. This train will go to Kayamkulam. The distance will be covered in about 25 hours: M.Deoskar, DRM Pune #KeralaFloods (18.8.18) pic.twitter.com/6e9W1RNfo2— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
Rainfall intensity in Kerala to reduce from August 20: IMD
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Varun Gandhi donates Rs 2 lakh
BJP MP Varun Gandhi has donated Rs 2 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. In the last nine years, Varun Gandhi has never taken his Member of Parliament salary and instead donated it every month to NGOs or others. The monthly salary of an MP is about Rs 1.3 lakh.
Chengannur: College girls attacked by locals for calling choppers
Girls in Sri Ayaappa College, Eramallikkara, Chengannur were attacked by locals for calling in helicopters for rescue. The mob accused the girls of calling in the choppers which allegedly 'destroyed their houses'. Men allegedly showed them obscene gestures. (TV reports)
Kerala floods: AG Venugopal donates Rs 1 crore
Attorney General K K Venugopal has donated Rs one crore. Venugopal's son, senior advocate Krishnan Venugopal also contributed Rs 15 lakh. A group of Delhi-based Malayali lawyers have started a collection drive in front of the Supreme Court to dispatch necessary supplies to the flood-hit state.
Kasargod, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram are expected to get only light to moderate rainfall tomorrow.
IMD predictions for Sunday
Isolated places in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Sunday. READ IMD BULLETIN HERE
Several Central ministries have so far made available food, water, and medicines, including 3 lakh packets of food, 6 lakh metric tonnes of milk, 14 lakh litres of drinking water, and 150 potable water purification kits with a capacity of 1 lakh litre each, reports ANI.
Three flights, one to Coimbatore and two to Bengaluru, will begin operations from the Kochi Naval Base airport from Monday. READ STORY HERE
Water level is receding in most places, the chief minister said, adding that it is rising in Kuttanad. He said that Kakki dam in Pathanamthitta district has not been opened.
Xiaomi donates fully charged Mi power banks
Xiaomi is supplying thousands of fully charged Mi PowerBanks to relief camps in Kerala.
#KeralaFloods2018 #OPRAHAT @IndiaCoastGuard Team rescued 127 marooned people from the flooded homes of East #Kadangaloor including a 10 day old infant and also a mother with advanced pregnancy today. All shifted to safety @DefenceMinIndia @CMOKerala @DG_PIB @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/QulykklUoL— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) August 18, 2018
WATCH | Navy rescues baby
Telangana I-T Minister KT Rama Rao pledges his one-month salary
Besides Telangana state govt contribution of Rs 25 Cr to #Kerala, I personally pledge my 1 month salary to flood relief. I request my colleague legislators to also contribute as much as possible:Telangana Municipal Administration & IT Minister KT Rama Rao (file pic) #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/cxrmIaR7MX— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
100 tons of nutritious food for kids sent to Kerala
The Telangana government today dispatched 100 tons of nutritious food, 'Balamrutham' for the benefit of children in rain-ravaged Kerala. It is used by the state government under the Integrated Child Development Services scheme.
FC Liverpool offers help to Kerala flood victims
Liverpool Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore has promised to help the Kerala flood victims after the team's official supporters club, the Kerala Reds, sought help.
CM Vijayan talks of constraints faced during rescue ops
He said that bad weather was affecting the helicopter services. Overflowing water bodies too posed serious threats. READ FULL STORY HERE: http://www.newindianexpress.com/
Fake news about Kerala Flood relief will be dealt with seriously, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan in his press conference. He praised fishermen for being well organised to take part in the rescue operations.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says "total 33 people have died in the state today". Death toll rises to 357.
All ministers and BJP MLAs of Uttarakhand to donate their one month salary towards Kerala Flood relief. (ANI)
WATCH | CM Pinarayi Vijayan's press conference
Kerala CM addresses press conference
Train full of rice worth Rs 7.5 crore will leave for Kerala: Chhattisgarh CM
I spoke to Kerala CM today. We've decided that a train full of rice worth around Rs 7.5 crores will leave for Kerala tomorrow. 3 crores will be provided in cash. Doctors, soldiers & even public of our state is ready to go there to help: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh. #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/Mm5kjgKkKZ— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
IMD withdraws red alert for Kerala for Sunday
Chengannur MLA Saji Cherian who broke down yesterday says situation better now
Chengannur MLA Saji Cherian who broke down on a TV show requesting for helicopters from PM has said that the atmosphere is much better now as Navy has rescued 200 people.
People in remote areas were scared & boats weren't able to rescue them. That's what caused my reaction. Today, Navy has rescued 200 people & atmosphere is much better: Chengannur MLA Saji Cherian who broke down on a TV show y'day requesting for helicopters from PM. #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/lDxI5xAhka— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
Rescue operation by NDRF in Pandanadu village in Chengannur
Rajasthan government donates Rs 10 crores
Rajasthan SDRF team leaves for Kerala to provide relief to flood victims
A 27-member team of the Rajasthan State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) left for Kerala today with 12 boats from a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force to provide relief and assistance to those affected by the floods. (PTI)
State Bank of India simplifies bank process for affected Keralites
The #KeralaFloods pose unimaginable challenges to the people of Kerala. #SBIStandsWithKerala and is putting processes in place to ensure that the people have access to a bank account, cash, credit & helpful customer service during these trying times. #DonateForKerala #SBI4Kerala pic.twitter.com/vGewtEFUr3— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) August 18, 2018
Indian railways come to Kerala's rescue
Keral floods and landslides are man-made disasters: Ecologist Madhav Gadgil
Hyundai Motor donates Rs 1 crore to Kerala
Rs 500 crore financial assistance to Kerala is nowhere near enough: Rahul to PM
Dear PM,— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 18, 2018
Increasing funds allocated for Kerala relief to Rs.500 Cr is a good step but nowhere near enough. It is critical you declare the floods as a National Disaster. Please do not vacillate as the people of Kerala are suffering. #KeralaFloodRelief https://t.co/AxabEOHftR
Tamil Nadu IAS officers to donate one day's salary to Kerala
Air India pilots to fly planes payment free to help Kerala: ICPA
Over 300 people rescued in Chengannur
Massive rescue operation is underway in Chengannur, more than 300 people have been rescued. We need engineers to help us construct makeshift bridges so that rescue operations can be a carried out in forest areas: Kerala Minister G Sudhakaran #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/v7DmumiIXY— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
Indian Air Force personnel drops relief material for the affected people in Chengannur
Railways will provide free transportation of relief material to Kerala: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
We are concerned about the well being of people affected by Kerala floods & the Central Govt. is committed to providing all possible help. Railways will now provide free transportation of relief material for Kerala through various State Govt. agencies, PSUs & other Govt. agencies— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) August 18, 2018
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama writers to Kerala CM, offers to help
Bhubaneswar's fire service personnel airlifted to Kerala
240 fire service personnel departed from Odisha's Bhubaneswar for Kerala today for relief and rescue operations. (ANI)
Karnataka comes to Kerala's aid
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury accuses Central government of snubbing Kerala in its worst hour
Kerala has suffered a loss of nearly ₹ 20,000 cr in these floods. The state had sought an *immediate* assistance of ₹ 2000 cr from the Centre. What Modi has given is grossly insufficient for urgent rescue, relief and rehabilitation work. #KeralaFloods— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) August 18, 2018
Kerala CM cancels foreign trip for medical treatment in view of the states worsening situation
Trolled Hanan contributes Rs 1.5 lakh to CM's Relief fund Thiruvananthapuram
As Kerala is struggling to cope with the flood fury, 21-year-old college student, Hanan, who was viciously trolled for selling fish to meet her educational needs, has contributed Rs 1.5 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. (PTI)
Hanan, a third year BSc Chemistry student, selling fish at Thammanam Junction (Express Photo | A Sanesh)
The metro railway has been turned into a major rescue and rehabilitation network with volunteers utilising it to convey relief supplies to shelters and camps across Kochi. #kochimetro #keralafloods #keralafloodrelief #soskerala #standwithkerala pic.twitter.com/I8QvTI8iZL— Kochi Metro Rail (@MetroRailKochi) August 18, 2018
All Congress MLAs, MPs and MLCs to donate one month salary for Kerala flood relief
Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah donates one month salary to Kerala
National Conference vice-president and MLA Omar Abdullah today said he would donate a month's salary to the relief efforts in flood-ravaged Kerala, and appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra to send some assistance to the southern state. (PTI)
Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (Photo | PTI)
WCD Ministry dispatches 100 MT of food packets for flood-affected Kerala
TN announces Rs 5 crore more, relief materials, medical teams for Kerala
We are 'saddened' over destruction caused by Kerala flood: UN
BJP Maharashtra minister donates one month salary
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 15 crores from Chief Minister Relief Fund for flood-hit Kerala.
Punjab rushes relief material
Punjab: 1 lakh packets of food products consisting water bottles, skimmed milk, biscuits & sugar being sent to Halwara airport in Ludhiana. CM Capt Amarinder Singh had announced Rs 10 crores worth of immediate relief for #KeralaFloods,Rs 5 cr in form of ready-to-eat food material pic.twitter.com/XfrVyn31vX— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
NDRF rescue 194 people and evacuate 10,467
NDRF teams have rescued 194 persons&12 livestock&evacuated 10,467 persons &provided pre-hospital treatment to 159 persons.15 teams operational in Thrissur,13 in Pathanamthitta,11 in Alappuzha,5 in Ernakulam, 4 in Idukki,3 in Malappuram & 2 each in Wayanad&Kozhikode. #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/znmOqwLeg3— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
Red alert issued in 11 districts. The Indian Metereological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in most of the districts for the next two days.
Kerala chief minister requests for Rs 2000 crore central aid; gets only Rs 500 crore
Congress asks Center to declare Kerala floods as a National Disaster
Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government to contribute Rs 10 crore to flood-hit Kerala
All AAP MLAs, MPs and ministers donating one month salary for Kerala— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 18, 2018
58 teams of NDRF are deployed in 8 affected districts, we have recused 170 people and 7000 people have been evacuated to safer places. If required more teams will be deployed: Sanjay Kumar, DG, NDRF (ANI)
Flooded region at Thengilakkadavu in Kozhikode (Express Photo | Manu R Mavelil)
Bihar announces Rs 10 crore aid
Indian Army aircraft carrying food reaches Thiruvananthapuram
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of Rs 5 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Chief Minister Relief Fund. (ANI)
Update on Chengannur; Attempts to rescue the stranded are on a war-footing basis. 4 helicopters, 5 military boats & 65 fishing boats are part of operations. Four 100-member strong army teams have been deployed. Food is being supplied using helicopters.#KeralaFloods— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 18, 2018
Hundreds of individuals came forward to provide homes for rehabilitation (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
Sharjah declares financial aid
Sharjah ruler Sheik Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi to give Rs 4 crore to CM's Distress Relief fund.
Ernakulam food collection points
Interested parties can now contribute food to be airdropped to stranded people through collection points at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium,Kalamassery PWD Rest House and Kakkanad Collectorate.
Thiruvananthapuram city police to send 20 more fibre boats to join rescue missions in Chengannur.
Haryana announces Rs 10 crore aid
All KSRTC depots are freely transporting relief materials to affected places, collected by the government and also by the corporation on its own. 70 buses are deployed for this alone.
Achankovil river near Alappuzha's Kollakadavu village is overflowing following heavy rainfall in the area. Shaukat, a villager says,"The area has been completely flooded. I have lost almost everything I had. The water level is increasing with every passing hour." #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/BTYlQ1kdvJ— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
Make way for rescue vehicles, says CM
I salute the people of Kerala for their fighting spirit. I compliment the authorities for their efforts in this adverse situation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2018
I would also like to appreciate the wide support and solidarity from people across India towards Kerala during this unprecedented situation.
NDRF teams, companies of BSF, CISF and RAF are deployed in the state for rescue and relief operations.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2018
The Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard are assisting operations in different parts of Kerala.
Rescuing those who are trapped remains the topmost priority.
The Central Government is ensuring that the benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, MGNREGA, various social security schemes, Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture reach those affected on a priority basis in Kerala.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2018
Leader of Opposition calls for total army deployment
Ramesh Chennithala said the Southern command of the army should take charge and the state government should not resort to false prestige.
In Kerala, I took stock of the situation arising in the wake of the devastating floods across the state.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2018
Joined a review meeting and undertook an aerial survey to assess the damage caused by flooding.
The nation stands firmly with Kerala in this hour. pic.twitter.com/PFeWTTZAwl
Odisha sends fire services team
Rahul Gandhi asks PM to declare Kerala floods as national disaster
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Chengannur: Three dead bodies recovered
Three bodies were recovered from Illickal Bridge, Pandanad in Chengannur, reported Manoramaonline.com
A Special express train will be operated on Friday from Thiruvananthapuram central at 1700 hrs via Nagercoil Town, Tirunelveli, Chennai Egmore, Gudur. This will stop at Tirunelveli, Madurai, Tiruchchirappalli Jn, and Chennai Egmore.
Train services partially cancelled on Friday:
Train No. 16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express between Ernakulam and Guruvayur
Train No. 12677 KSR Bengaluru – Ernakulam Intercity Express between Coimbatore and Ernakulam
Train No.12678 Ernakulam – KSR Bengaluru Intercity Express between Ernakulam and Coimbatore
Train No.13352 Alleppey – Dhanbhad Express between Alleppey and Chennai and will run from Chennai to Dhanbad
Train No.12431 Trivandrum – Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express partially cancelled between Trivandrum and Mangaluru and will run from Mangaluru Junction to Nizamuddin
Train No.12217 Kochuveli – Chandigarh Sampark Kranti Express between Kochuveli and Mangaluru and will run from Mangaluru to Chandigarh
Train No.16346 Trivandrum – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express between Trivandrum and Mangaluru and will run run from Mangaluru to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Train No.16359 Ernakulam – Patna Express between Ernakulam and Coimbatore and will run from Coimbatore to Patna.
Train services fully cancelled on Friday:
Train No 16302 Thiruvananthapuram-Shoranur Venad Express
Train No 16302 Shoranur-Thiruvananthapuram Venad Express
Train No 16650 Nagercoil-Mangalore Parasuram Express
Train No 16649 Mangalore-Nagercoil Parasuram Express
Train No. 16347 Trivandrum – Mangalore Express
Train No.16650 Nagercoil – Mangalore Parasuram Express
Train No.22653 Trivandrum – Nizamuddin Express
Train No.16332 Trivandrum – Mumbai CST Express
Train No.16629 Trivandrum – Mangaluru Malabar
Train No.16604 Trivandrum – Mangaluru Maveli Express
Train No.12698 Trivandrum – Chennai Express
Train No.12624 Trivandrum – Chennai Express
Train No.12696 Trivandrum – Chennai Express
Train No.16343 Trivandrum – Madurai Amritha Express
Train No. 16347 Trivandrum – Mangalore Express
Train No.16305 Ernakulam – Kannur Intercity Express
Train No.16792 Palghat – Tirunelveli Express
Train No.22637 Chennai – Mangaluru West Coast Express
Train No.12617 Ernakulam – Nizamuddin Mangala Express
Train No.16355 Kochuveli – Mangalore Antyodaya Express of August 18.
Where are the choppers, asks Director Aashiq Abu
Not a single chopper has taken off for rescue ops so far though they supposed to join the mission by early morning today, he said in a Facebook post.
All available boats in Vembanadu lake to be used for rescue operations in Alappuzha district: Minister G Sudhakaran
Water levels reportedly rising alarmingly in the canals of Alappuzha town
PM Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood affected areas
#WATCH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood affected areas. PM has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM’s National Relief Funds (PMNRF). #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/T6FYNVLmMu— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you my brothers and sisters of Kerala: Mamata Banerjee
Words alone are not enough. Yet I must tell all my brothers and sisters of Kerala that our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Condolences to those families who have lost their loved ones. Strength to those who are fighting the #KeralaFloods— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 18, 2018
More emergency evacuations needed in Thrissur as thousands are still stranded: Former Congress MP PC Chacko
Southern Railway: Updated chart
Palakkad: Rapid Action Force in action
Landslide: State highway to Idukki blocked
PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore interim relief for Kerala after meeting
Thiruvalla: Fire force personnel go missing
Two firefighters engaged in rescue mission near Kadapra in Thiruvalla are Missing In Action, reported Manoramaonline.com
Water level lowers in Chalakkudy town
No major roadblocks in Highway between Thrissur and Angamaly. KSRTC yet to resume service in the area.
PM Modi's aerial survey called off
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aerial survey to witness the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala was called off on Saturday due to bad weather, state government officials said.
Two die at Chalakkudy Divine Retreat centre
According to a person in the retreat centre, people were already in critical situation, due to dehydration and starvation. More than 1000 people are stuck here as the neighbours took refuge in the centre.
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India hasn't asked for help yet: UN
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.
"Our country team have been in touch with our Resident Coordinator (Yuri Afanasiev ) they are following closely, they are in touch with partners on the ground," he added.
UAE offers help
The Vice President and Prime Minister of the country Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum asked his countrymen "to extend a helping hand to our brothers in India" who are facing the "most devastating flood in a century."
Navy team's rescue mission at Kochi
SBI donates Rs 2 crore to CM's Relief Fund
The bank has withdrawn all charges to apply for duplicate passbooks, cheque books and ATM cards. Those who have lost their vital documents can now open fresh accounts by submitting photographs. Online transactions to the Relief Fund have been made free.
Author Benyamin on Facebook:
Posting a video of his travel via the MC Road, the Sahitya Akademi Award winner shared his worries for the low-laying areas of Chengannur
PM Modi leaves for aerial survey
Navy boats heading for Chengannur rescue, People have been asked to flash lights for help
10 Navy boats are heading to Chengannur in the next 10 minutes. People have been requested to flash lights using torches, candles or their mobiles to SOS for help.
MLA Saji Cherian's emotional appeal
The MLA's Facebook cover photo reads: My Chengannur is dying. Please help us.
10 rescue workers in Chengannur are reported to be missing. 8 of them are fishermen who were aiding rescue ops.
Even though 4 helicopters were sent to Chengannur, rescue ops were not successful. Food packets were however dropped off. (TV reports)
82, 442 rescues made today: Kerala CM
Send choppers or pick up dead bodies tomorrow: CPM MLA Saji Cherian, from Chengannur in Alappuzha
"please give us a helicopter.. I'll hold a foot.. and help us.. and my people will die.. and help us. There's no other choice but to help us. We have no other choice but to help us with political intervention. We don't have to do anything.. to get out of here.. We'll die.. help us."
Asianet pledges Rs 25 lakhs
Asianet employees have pledged Rs 25 lakh, a company statement said.
Star India to donate Rs 2 crore
Star India will donate Rs two crore to CMDRF, Kerala. For supply of essentials to the flood victims, Star India has partnered with Non-Governmental Organisation 'Goonj'. it would also air campaigns across its 50 channels, urging viewers to contribute for Kerala.
Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi donates Rs 10 crores to CM's Relief Fund.
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Hanan Hamid donates Rs 1.5 lakhs. The 19-year-old girl became the butt of social media ridicule and trolls after the news of her selling fish at the Thammanam fish market to eke out a living came to the public domain.
Winds packing speed up to 60 kmph are likely in Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.
Kerala faces oxygen, fuel shortage
Officials said many private hospitals in Ernakulam district are running out of oxygen, forcing the authorities to shift patients to nearby facilities. Quite a few petrol pumps, even in places like the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, which has escaped the monsoon fury to some extent, have run dry. Long queues of motorists were seen at several fuel stations in Thiruvananthapuram district. Authorities have directed each of these fuel bunks to keep in reserve 3,000 litres of diesel and 1,000 litres of petrol at all times for relief operations. (PTI)
WATCH VIDEO | Rescue and relief ops in Kochi
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac holds a baby during rescue operations
NDRF teams at work in Kerala
Telangana extends Rs 25 crore help
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed Chief Secretary S K Joshi to see that the money reaches Kerala immediately, an official release said. Rao has also instructed that water purifying machines worth Rs 2.50 crore be supplied to Kerala as drinking water gets polluted due to floods, it said. The chief Minister has appealed to industrialists, prominent persons in IT sector and others in Telangana to help the rain-hit state, it said.
READ STORY HERE: the Kerala government is expected to urge the Prime Minister to declare this catastrophe as a National calamity.
71,000 people rescued from Aluva
Over 80,000 persons, stranded in various places, were rescued today, of whom 71,000 were from one of the worst affected Aluva region of Ernakulam district.
Odisha government requests Kerala to provide assistance to 130 people stranded at Odapally
This follows an alert from one Anil Sethi, a labourer, who informed around 130 people from Odisha who have taken shelter in a house at Aluva Munnar Road, Odapally, near Asha Munnar Post Office. (PTI)
A high-level meeting between officials and the Prime Minister is scheduled for 8:45 am tomorrow.
PM Modi will undertake his aerial survey after 6:30 am tomorrow. CM Pinarayi Vijayan is expected to accompany him.
PM Modi lands in Trivandrum; to head to Raj Bhavan.
Andhra Pradesh government announces financial assistance of Rs 10 crore
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said: "Our moral support will always be there. We will also help the state in kind and other ways as well," the chief minister said in a statement." (PTI)
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy requests for IAF helicopter for aerial viewing of Kodagu Floods
1. Seeking @IAF_MCC helicopters & army for rescue work in Kodagu, Hon. MP @ShobhaBJP spoke in detail of the prevailing situation. Have assured help. I am aware at the local level @adgpi has extended help. One helicopter too was provided which due to cloud cover couldn’t do much.— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) August 17, 2018
DGCA caps domestic airlines fare to/ from Kerala in view of floods
Airlines have been requested to cap max fare around INR 10,000 on longer routes & around 8000 on shorter routes to/from Kerala & nearby airports. In addition, DGCA is constantly monitoring airfares on 32 direct routes operating to/from Trivandrum, Calicut, Coimbatore & Mangalore:MoCA— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
Odisha government releases helpline numbers for people of the state trapped in the Kerala floods
WATCH | CM Pinarayi Vijayan's press conference on Kerala floods
Kodagu flood rescue ops underway
Update on #KodaguFloods rescue operations-@adgpi has executed rescue operations along with SDRF teams, Civil Defence team in Kaloor and Mukoodlu villages in Madikeri taluka, Coorg district, Karnataka and rescued around 500 persons from aforesaid districts today.@nsitharaman— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) August 17, 2018
324 lives lost since May 29: Kerala CM
A total of 324 people have died since the onset of monsoon on May 29, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a press conference.
71,591 people have been rescued from Aluva, while 5,550 from Chalakudy. Around 3,600 people have been rescued from Chengannur, one of the worst flood-affected areas in the state.
Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers to help those in need
Across Kerala & now Kodagu in Karnataka, heavy rainfall has caused widespread devastation. This is the time for our workers & leaders to demonstrate the core Congress values of service & love. Please focus all our resources & people to help those in need. pic.twitter.com/H7MWKaPdGA— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 17, 2018
Southern Railways dispatches 3 special trains with 2.8 lakh litres water to Kerala
17 trains between Karnataka and Kerala cancelled, 8 partially cancelled and 2 diverted due to heavy rains, landslips, flash floods
WCD ministry sending 100 MT of food packets to Kerala: Maneka Gandhi
Indian Navy's rescue ops depicted in a chart
TV channels telecast disturbing visuals of a woman in labour being pulled up with the help of a rope dropped down from a Navy chopper, swinging violently in the air. The woman, whose amniotic sac was ruptured, was shifted to a Navy hospital where she gave birth to a baby boy. Both the mother and the child are doing fine.
A pregnant lady with water bag leaking has been airlifted and evacuated to Sanjivani. Doctor was lowered to assess the lady. Operation successful #OpMadad #KeralaFloodRelief #KeralaFloods2018 pic.twitter.com/bycGXEBV8q— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) August 17, 2018
More spells of heavy rain predicted over the weekend
The 'vigorous' southwest monsoon over rain-battered Kerala will bring in more heavy spells during the weekend in that state, besides Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the regional weather office said. (PTI)
Sun TV donates Rs 1 crore to Kerala CM's Disaster Relief Fund
List of materials provided by Centre for today's rescue operations
Update #OpMadad :— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) August 17, 2018
Material and equipment crucial for rescue and relief operations in #KeralaFloods provided today.
The MoD & Indian Armed Forces continue to work tirelessly in the relief operation. @nsitharaman @CMOKerala #KeralaSOS pic.twitter.com/Hzdq00YYeV
Prime Minister Modi expected soon
Leaving for Kerala to take stock of the flood situation in the state.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 17, 2018
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 10 crore relief
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Rs 10 crore aid to Kerala
Kerala bound trains short-terminated at Tamil Nadu border due to floods
Southern Railway sends 2.8 lakh litre drinking water to Kerala
#KeralaFloods: Southern Railway dispatched 7 BRN wagons with syntax tank carrying 2.8 lakh litre drinking water from Tamil Nadu's Erode at 4 pm. 15 BRN flat wagons with Syntax water tanks being moved from Chennai to Erode. Water will be dispatched to the Government of Kerala pic.twitter.com/VPHcyg3tKx— ANI (@ANI) 17 August 2018
Massive rescue and relief operations by defence personnel underway in Kerala
Rescue operations in full swing in flood-hit Alappuzha
Life comes to a standstill in Ernakulam after heavy rains
Navy rescue operations underway in flood-affected areas of Kerala
Kochi: Navy rescue operations underway in flood-affected areas. Captain PE Prasad, Executive Officer, INS Venduruthy, says,"315 people had taken shelter at Navy Camps, of which 53 have moved back to their relatives' places in & around Kochi. #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/Y7oTq4eUnl— ANI (@ANI) 17 August 2018
Narendra Modi will undertake aerial survey in central and north Kerala tomorrow
Landslides claim 10 lives in Palakkad
10 people lost their lives in the district, one child reportedly missing in landslides
Kerala is facing the worst flood in 100 years, 80 dams opened, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan
324 lives lost in floods, over 2 lakh people in relief camps, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Moved 4,000 people to safety, 51 teams sent to the state, says NDRF
Massive rescue operations underway
PM Narendra Modi to visit to take stock of situation
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Explore possibility of reducing Mullaperiyar dam water level by 3 ft: SC asks NCMC and Kerala government
Supreme Court asks Kerala to take appropriate steps while releasing water at Mullaperiyar dam so that people are not affected
Relief materials collected at the collection centre opened at the Government Women's College in Thiruvananthapuram (EPS | BP Deepu)
Railways announces special train from Mangalore Central to Kozhikode today
Rescue operations continue in Chalakkudy
Two helicopters have been continuing the rescue operations in and around Chalakudy, which was totally submerged in flood water.
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People stranded in parts of Thrissur
Though rains have stopped, major roads remain flooded in Thrissur isolating many parts including the forest areas like Varandarappilly.More than 500 houses in Manali river banks were flooded while the Navy and NDRF continue the rescue operations. CLICK TO READ FULL REPORT
Kerala Cricket Association pledges Rs 10 lakh
The KCA has pledged an amount of Rs 10 lakh as first installment towards the Distress Relief Fund to help the victims of the heavy rains and flooding across the state. The donation was handed over to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by KCA secretary Sreejith V Nair in the presence of KCA's Representative to BCCI Jayesh George, KCA treasurer K M Abdul Rahman and KCA state member Bineesh Kodiyeri. (Photo | EPS)
Thrissur: Relief camp opened
People stranded in an around Thrissur town and Railway Station can now move to Sree Kerala Varma College where a relief camp has been opened.
200 fishing boats join rescue operations
34 additional boats have reached Thiruvalla to join the rescue ops, while 15 each are assigned to Ernakulam, Thrissur, Thalassery and Chengannur, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.
Chengannur: Rescue team seek help after boat capsize
A group of relief workers have asked for immediate assistance from Mithramadom in Chengannur's Pandanad region after their boat capsized on the way to rescue many families stranded in the area.
Ernkalum: Relief camp opened
A relief camp has been opened at Ernakulam Maharajas' College
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Consider bringing down Mullapperiyar water level: SC tells panel
The Supreme Court today asked the Sub committee to examine and find ways out and if possible to ensure that the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam won't cross 139 feet.
Death toll due to floods has risen to 167: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
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24 teams are already working in flood affected villages. Indian Coast Guard so far has rescued 1764 people and guided 4688 people to safer locations.
Four Capital Ships of Indian Coast Guard have reached Kochi and joined the Disaster and Relief Team.
#Karnataka: Kodagu-Mangalore highway blocked in Makanur area due to multiple landslides triggered due to heavy incessant rainfall in the region. Locals say 'it is not possible to move, people are stuck in their houses, I have not seen such rainfall before' pic.twitter.com/oZ8NHnrx48— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
Red alert has been issued for tomorrow also in Ernakulam and Idukki districts.
Red alert has been issued in all 13 districts except Kasaragod today.
Had telephone conversation with Kerala CM P Vijayan just now.We discussed flood situation across the state&reviewed rescue operations. Later this evening,I'll be heading to Kerala to take stock of the unfortunate situation due to flooding, tweets PM Modi. #KeralaFloods (file pic) pic.twitter.com/iqEGK8ozuB— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
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Five units of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) have reached Thiruvananthapuram this morning and deployed for rescue operations. 35 teams are expected to reach there today.
About 27,000 candidates were scheduled to give exam for the post in Kerala, where the death toll has increased to 94 due to floods.
Indian Coast Guard's rescue&relief team from Vandiperiyar has been shifted to the flood affected Manjumala village. The team has rescued 16 stranded people from the village. Food & dry ration has been distributed among them, rescue operation is underway. #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/K42bszAiHT— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
Indian Coast Guard's rescue&relief team from Vandiperiyar has been shifted to the flood affected Manjumala village.
Around 20 people from the Father’s House Seminary in Ranni have been provided shelter at the Chalai Government Boys HSS.
More people in Pathanamthitta displaced by the floods have been airlifted to the capital city.
The KSEB disconnected power supply to all low-lying areas of Ranni, Aranmula and Chengannur areas since Wednesday morning.
Due to the flood, several temple rituals have been postponed, like the Aranmula Vallasadya rituals.
Kochiites hit as residential areas remain inundated
As many as 200 people have been rescued from the district by the Navy. Some were sent to the AMM HSS ground at Edayaranmula while some were brought to Varkala.
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