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DO FOR KERALA ,DECLARE KERALA FLOOD A NATIONAL DISASTER
Firstly we need our leaders to declare kerala floods a national disaster without any delay...the life,livehood and future of millions of people are at stake...... Here we submit a detailed report what happened...... No stranger to rain, Kerala is experiencing its third flooding since June. Due to its location, on the southwestern Indian peninsula, Kerala is an area exposed to rain from the southwestern monsoon. The region is currently facing what could be the heaviest rainfall since 1924. The death toll is expected to increase this week, with 12 people already reported dead today. Many people have been left homeless, and about 4,000 families have been evacuated from the banks of Pariyar into relief camps. Yesterday, a red alert was declared in every district of Kerala, with heavy rainfall for at least one more day, but the Met department has predicted continuous rain until Saturday. This includes Kasaragod in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the south. Thousands of people in the Pathanamthitta district in central Kerala have been trapped in their homes and the district has been one of the worst affected in the last 24 hours. The local airport, Cochin airport has been shut till Saturday, and railways have suspended their operations. Some 35 dams, including the Mullaperiyar dam have been opened, and the National Crisis Management Committee will meet tomorrow to go through the storage of water and file a report. The water level in Mullaperiyar Dam has breached maximum permissible of 136ft and is currently at the 142ft mark. Updates from the Office of Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan on Twitter says: “The water-level in both Periyar and Chalakudy rivers will rise. People in 1km (0.6m) radius of Chalakudy, and those inside .05km (0.3m) of radius of Aluva, must evacuate the place immediately.” Air lifting has starting in Chalakudy and Bhoothathankettu areas. Please stand in open areas on top of buildings and houses to avoid possible hindrances by trees.” More helicopter and Central forces have been requested for rescue operations, and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has promised the assistance will be in place shortly. According to India Meteorological Centre, heavy rainfall of up to five inches is expected to fall in Kerala today, with a few places at risk for up to eight inches tomorrow. Strong winds from a westerly direction can reach up to 28 mph in the area and sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough in the southwestern and central Arabian sea. Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea over Karnataka, North Kerala coasts, as well as the southwestern and central Arabian sea. The Supreme Court has issued a statement on the flood situation in Kerala, calling it a “grave.” A total of 2,406 villages have been badly damaged so far and the death toll has risen to 87 since August 8. Kerala people need help....need medical services....need clothes.....need food .......people are in danger.......so hope you guys join our tears....