Kerala Floods 2018 Live Updates; PM Modi’s aerial survey gives 500 Cr as relief

Kerala Floods 2018 Live Updates; PM Modi’s aerial survey gives 500 Cr as relief
Written by Abhishek Lohia

There is less hope for relief from floods in Kerala. The Meteorological Department has projected heavy rains in many areas. 13 of the 14 districts of the province are badly affected by floods and at least 324 people have died so far. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took stock of the flood and declared immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore. In the aerial survey, along with the Prime Minister, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan, Governor P Satasivam and Union Minister KJ Alphonse were present. Prime Minister Modi has announced compensation of Rs two lakh for the families of those who lost their lives in the flood and compensation of 50-50 thousand rupees for the critically injured people from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

Kerala Flood 2018 Actual Situation

People are stranded in inaccessible areas due to floods in Kerala. Their primary needs are finished. Many people, including women, children and the elderly, who are trapped in places not reachable by the yacht, are being taken to safer places from army helicopters. Roads are being blocked due to falling mountains on the ground in mountainous areas, which is breaking their contact from other places. A campaign to rescue the stranded people is also in progress in many villages that have taken the form of the island. In addition to the three forces, work is being done by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to carry people stranded on rooftops and high places to safer places.

The crisis has become deeper due to the lack of oxygen and fuel stations in the state. Officials said that many private hospitals in Ernakulam district have lost oxygen. For this reason, the authorities have been forced to send the patients to nearby hospitals.

In some places, there is a slight decrease in rainfall but in the four districts Pathanamthitta, Alfujah, Ernakulam and Trichur – the monsoon was going on as per continuous schedule. Due to landslides in mountainous district Idukki, many roads have suffered large scale damage. Among the worst affected areas, Wayanad has been cut from the rest of Kerala.

Kochi airport has been closed due to the flood on the runway. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains and heavy winds in various parts of the state. Forecasting of winds at 60 kmph per hour in Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alfuja, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Trichur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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