This August, Kerala has been witness to the worst flood in its history, as unprecedented volumes of rainfall hit the state. All of Kerala&rsquos districts, including Idukki (the district with Munnar) Wayanad, Malappuram, Kannur, Ernakulam (in which lies Kochi) Palakkad, and Malappuram have been affected by landslides and flooding as water levels rise.
With rising numbers every day, the death toll in the state has now risen to 75 (or perhaps, more). The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and NDRF, too, have been asked to mobilise additional manpower, boats and helicopters to scale up rescue and relief operations, according to the Press Trust of India.
All 14 districts have been declared as red alert, while public transport has been badly affected in the country. The Kochi metro services being suspended, and the Kochi airport has been shut for operations until Saturday, August 18.
The Chief Minister&rsquos Office, Kerala released the following list of emergency numbers for rescue operations for 8 districts.
The number for State Emergency Operations Centre is 0471-23664424 Toll-free Numbers 1077, 1070. The State disaster management control room number is 0471-2331639 and a number for availing rescue boats is 8547616013.
Find more numbers here.
You can request for help and supplies by contacting the official Kerala Rescue team on the form here.
How You Can Help
If you&rsquod like to help with funds for relief or supplies such as to the state of Kerala, here are a few options to help you get started.
The Chief Minister has set up an official fund, asking for donations here.
You can also directly make an online transfer to
Account number 67319948232
Bank State Bank of India
Branch City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code SBIN0070028
Name of Donee CMDRF
The Kerala Rescue fund has also been set up where one can donate funds for flood relief. Read more here.
NGO Goonj Foundation has also begun an initiative called Rahat Floods in which they are raising funds to provide immediate relief kits as well as long-term rehabilitation for communities affected by the floods in Kerala. Donate here.