KERALA WITNESSES MASSIVE FLOODS
Kerala is witnessing its worst natural calamity in history. Massive floods have hit the state. As a result of this, the state is looking for funds and help in any other form for the flood victims. The entire state is on red alert. More rains are expected to hit the state till Saturday.
The number of people who has died has reached to 164 and almost two lakh people are staying in relief camps across the state.
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT COMES TO HELP IN RESCUE OPERATIONS
The Central Government on Thursday, asked help from all three wings of the armed forces in the enormous rescue operation. Helicopters airlifted displaced families from various rooftops and dam gates were opened as endless violent rain brought too much damage and destruction.
A total number of 52 teams of the army, air force, navy, Coast Guard and NDRF are already doing their part in the rescue and relief operations.2,182 people have been rescued for now and 968 have been shifted to a safe location by NDRF, army and navy teams.
After conducting a meeting with National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Thursday, the central government agreed to increase the rescue operations. It has agreed to send 35 more NDRF teams comprising nearly 1,000 personnel.
Even the Indian cricket fraternity contributed their part in the funds for the relief camps and took to Twitter to urge their fans and supporters to donate to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
Here are the tweets
SACHIN TENDULKAR’S TWEET
Prayers are always good but in times of dire need and suffering we all can do more. Right now the victims and families of the #KeralaFloods need our help. Let’s show them that we #StandWithKerala. Even a small contribution to Kerala’s #CMDRF would go a long way.@CMOKerala pic.twitter.com/UFQCVL3G3x
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 14, 2018
MOHAMMAD AZHARUDDIN’S TWEET
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) August 16, 2018
VIRENDER SEHWAG’S TWEET
Attention people in TVM:
Looking for few Lorries to carry rescue boats from TVM to Chengannur.
Please pass if any leads available contact : Arjun-8124133661 ,8281957502 ,
9497711281 District Emergency Operation Center#KeralaSOS
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 17, 2018
IRFAN PATHAN’S TWEET
I can’t not take my mind of #KeralaFloods tweeples ppl spread awareness about this Disaster,pray and also contribute as much as u can to help those wonderful ppl out there in that state of ours 🙏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 17, 2018
CHETESHWAR PUJARA’S TWEET
The #KeralaFloods has been terrible to the people, and it's expected to get worse. Please do support the victims so they get their basic necessities of food, shelter and water. #SOSKerala #KeralaFloodRelief pic.twitter.com/sKClcJMwkW
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) August 17, 2018
YUVRAJ SINGH’S TWEET
Prayers and thoughts with all the people of #Kerala. May all the help reach all crucial areas on time. Please donate generously towards the relief fund and let’s extend our support https://t.co/y8UF0GaJhs
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 16, 2018