Kerala floods Live Updates: Kerala floods be declared “national calamity” demands Congress
Live updates on the situation in flood-hit Kerala and Kodagu, Karnataka as the death toll in Kerala touched 324 on August 17 and a red alert continued in 12 districts; rescue operations continue
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has released ₹10 crores as assistance for flood-hit Kerala
All our MPs, MLAs and MLC to donate their one month salary for flood relief in Kerala: Randeep Surjewala, Congress
Kerala floods be declared “national calamity” demands Congress
The Congress on Saturday demanded that Kerala floods be declared national calamity and urged Prime Minister Modi to not discriminate between BJP ruled states and non-BJP ruled states in matter of flood relief.
Addressing media after Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with PCC Presidents, AICC General Secretaries and In-charges of the States; head of the AICC communication department, Randeep Surjewala said, “we believe Modi ji should stop discriminating in matters of flood relief between BJP and non-BJP Governments. Only mere ₹100 crore has been given to people of Kerala, while there is absolute devastation. It is time that PM Modi must rise above political partisan game and come forward as a nation to help people of Kerala, people of Karnataka and other States affected by the flood and declare Kerala floods as a national calamity.”
Highklighting “grave situation arising out of floods in Karnataka” Surjewala said Congress governments will come forward to help people of Kerala.
BJP Maharashtra Minister Ravindra Chavan donates his one month salary to Kerala Floods relief
Nurses Union in Delhi calls for supplies
I am Vipin Krishnan, General Secretary - AIIMS Nurses Union Delhi.
For past 3 days we, AIIMS Delhi staffs, are collecting many essential medicines and relief items for Flood-hit camps in Kerala. Indian Navy will airlift our relief items to flood-hit areas at 12 midnight (18 August). But we are yet to receive the expected amount of contributions from people around Delhi.
As being one of the most influential internet personality in India, I kindly request you to post a video on your social media platforms, explaining the situation and ask people to drop the essential list of items to the drop points we created around Delhi NCR region. We are expecting monetary help rather than donations. So please request them to give any of the following items, whichever they can, rather than giving donations.
You can post below given details along with the video:
2.Child / Adult Diapers
3.Undergarments / Nightie / T-shirts / Trousers
4.Rice bags / Green / Dal / Sugar / Tea
5.Blankets / Bed-Sheets / Towels
6.Toothpaste / Brushes / Toilet Soaps
1. Pantocid 40mg
2. ORS packets
3. Citrizine 10mg
4. Paracetamol 500mg
5. Tab Cefixime 200mg
6. Syrup Cefixime
7. Seroflow inhaler
8. Absorbent Cotton wool
9. Paracetamol syrup 125mg
11. Tab Amplodipine 5mg
12. Tab Minipress XL 5mg
13. Clopidogrel 75mg
14. Tab Metrogyl 400mg
15. Surgical Spirit 500ml
16. Dettol Solutions
Details of collection centers run by AIIMS Nurses Union and Team:
1. Delhi - South:
AIIMS Nurses Union Office, Near SBI Bank Ansari Nagar
Ram Chandran - +91 9560240908
Jinesh - +91 9968720944
Timing: 9:00 a.m-8:00p.m.
2. Delhi – South Avenue
Flat No:7, South Avenue, Near President’s Estate - 110011
Sharan - +91 9497485604
Timing: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00p.m.
44C A5, Pocket 5, Sector 71, Metro Apartment, Noida - 201301
Renjith - +91 8010475625, +91 9319761425
Johncy Mathew - +91 9582007568
Timing: 8:00 a.m - 11:00p.m.
4. Delhi - West
JA 18-D, DDA Flats, Hari Enclave, Hari Nagar - 110064
Niranjan - +91 8587875939
Timing: 6:00 a.m-11:00p.m.
5. Delhi - East
75-A, Pocket C2, Mayur Vihar Phase 3 – 110096
Shideesh Lal - +91 8130067896
Timing: 8:00 a.m-7:00p.m.
6. Delhi – North East
P 35/A5, Pocket P, Near Shani Mandir, Dilshad Garden - 110095
Jino Mon Joseph - +91 9495306683
Timing: 8:00 a.m-10:00 p.m.
7. Delhi – Jawahar Lal Nehru University
JNU Students Union Office.
Sooraj - +91 9205748367
Timing: 9:00 a.m-8:00p.m.
We sincerely request for your help, in this case, to ask the youth to work together for this cause.
Please contact below given number if you want any more details or a request in our official letterhead (We are not able to provide that along with this email because of lack of time)
Phone Number: +91 9540996077
AIIMS Nurses Union,
AIIMS Delhi - 110029
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announces ₹15 crores from Chief Minister Relief Fund
Trolled Hanan contributes ₹1.5 lakh to CM's Relief fund
As Kerala is struggling to cope with the flood fury, 21-year-old college student, who was viciously trolled for selling fish to meet her educational needs, has contributed ₹1.5 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.
Be cautious of fake volunteers for Kerala floods
Red Alert issued for Saturday in 11 districts of Kerala
Red Alert issued for in 11 districts of Kerala. Heavy rainfall predicted for the day in all districts except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam & Kasaragod.
NDRF teams have rescued 194 persons & 12 livestock & evacuated 10,467 persons & provided pre-hospital treatment to 159 persons
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani announces ₹10 crores from Chief Minister Relief Fund
Four 100-member army teams have been deployed in 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
Tamil Nadu announces ₹5 cr more, relief materials, medical teams for Kerala
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday announced relief materials including rice, milk and Rs five crore more for relief operations in the flood ravaged Kerala. Palaniswami said essential medicines and teams comprising medical and veterinary doctors will be immediately dispatched to the neighbouring state.
Drinking water shortage in most camps in Ernakulam. People requesting for fishing boats for rescue as helicopters will not be able to land
Jhanrkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced an aid of ₹5 crores for flood-hit Kerala
What Modi has given to Kerala is grossly insufficient for urgent rescue and relief: Sitaram Yechury
Declare financial aid for Kerala: NCP, Congress to Maharashtra CM
Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde on Saturday asked the state government to help Kerala which has been ravaged by the worst floods in almost a century. He asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to announce financial assistance for the southern state and also urged the Centre to declare the floods there a national disaster. State Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said over 320 people had lost their lives till now, adding that Maharashtra should declare financial aid with an open heart
People being shifted to a relief camp after they were rescued from a various flood-hit areas in Kochi
AAP MLAs, MPs and ministers donating one-month salary for Kerala: Kejriwal
All AAP MPs, MLAs and ministers will donate one-month salary for the relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala, where 194 people have died.
People wade across waterlogged streets as heavy monsoon rains causes floods, at Paravoor in Kochi
Federal bank appeals account holders in Kerala to avoid any transaction
This is humble request to all federal bank account holders,
Kindly do not conduct any transaction from any part of the world (to or from) via withdrawals, deposits, ATM card, NEFT or any other sources of federal bank for a date till later informed, as we are facing a drastic server and banking issue at Aluva (Federal Bank Head Quarters) due to heavy flood in the region.
You may be also shown inappropriate amount in the fed app, those can be only rectified after the flood situation.
People are requested not to panic as all their information and amount are safe at our end.
Kindly corporate till we settle down the situation.
Request prayers for Kerala.
Stranded people being rescued with the help of ropes in Madikeri by rescue teams
Congress party demands that Kerala floods be declared a national calamity: Randeep Surjewala, Congress
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announces an aid of ₹10 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund
According to initial estimates, Kerala has suffered a loss of ₹19, 220 crore
In Idukki camp, more than 624 persons have been sheltered
Special aircraft of Indian Army reaches Thiruvananthapuram with food and basic amenities for flood affected areas
Visuals of flooding and submerged houses from Chengannur.
More than 2000 stranded in Neliyampathy near Palakkad
Situation worsening in Ernakulam
Helicopters not reaching those stranded in Ernakulam. Locals helping in rescue efforts. Water not receding in koonamaavu in Ernakulam
People in Aluva open Reliance store to take supplies
People still stranded in Chengannur and Pandanad. Rescue efforts were not able to reach due to rainfall
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of ₹5 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Chief Minister Relief Fund
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in 11 districts
Kerala demands for ₹2000 crore, gets ₹500 crore from PM Modi
People in Aluva open Reliance store to take supplies
PM has announced ₹500 crore & all possible help. We thanked him & demanded more helicopters & boats: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Odisha sends fire services team to Kerala
The Odisha government on Saturday sent a 240-member fire services team to carry out rescue operations in flood-ravaged Kerala. The team along with 75 power boats was airlifted by the Indian Air Force from Biju Patnaik International Airport
Union Minister Sadananda Gowda visits the flood affected areas
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced an aid of ₹10 crores for flood-hit Kerala
UAE President order formation of emergency committee to provide aid to Kerala
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in the Indian state of Kerala.
According to Sheikh Khalifa's instructions, the committee will be chaired by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), and include representatives from the UAE's humanitarian organisations.
We have rescued 170 people and 7000 people have been evacuated to safer places. If required more teams will be deployed: Sanjay Kumar, DG, NDRF
Lulu Mall in Kochi has started giving people things free of charge as long as stocks last
Urban development Minister UT Khadar meets rescued flood victims who were stuck on a hill at Jodupala in Madikeri taluk
UN chief saddened over destruction caused by Kerala flood
UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness over the flooding and extensive damage and displacement caused in rain-battered Kerala. "Our humanitarian colleagues as well as the country team in India have been following the recent floods very closely. The United Nations is of course saddened by the loss of life, destruction and displacement caused by floods in India," Stephane Dujarric, the UN Secretary-Generals spokesperson, told reporters on.
Achankovil river near Alappuzha's Kollakadavu village is overflowing following heavy rainfall in the area
Hundreds of people stranded in Ballamaati in Kodagu 5 kms away from Naapoklu. There has been no sort of contact that has been established with the district authorities
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced ₹500 crore as immediate aid for Kerala, in addition to the 100 crore announced earlier
Declare Kerala floods a national disaster without further delay: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi
Odisha urges Kerala to assist stranded Odia labourers
"I would, therefore, request you to kindly make necessary arrangement for providing support in terms of food, drinking water and other necessities to the flood affected people from Odisha." the state's Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said in a letter to P H Kurian, Additional Chief Secretary, Disaster Management, Kerala.
PM Narendra Modi was accompanied by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor P Sathasivam and Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons during aerial survey of flood affected areas
Army to use choppers for rescue operations in Kodagu
Army to use choppers for rescue operations in Kodagu which arrive at Harangi Dam helipad. Choppers to be pressed into service after rain subsides. Indian army arrives in district to take part in rescue & relief
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls emergency meeting with Deputy CM & Resident Commissioner of Kerala to discuss on Kerala floods at 4 PM today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood affected areas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducts an aerial survey of flood affected areas. PM has announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and ₹50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM’s National Relief Funds (PMNRF).
Kodava Samaj in Bengaluru have sent three canters loaded with water, bread, milk, medicines & bed sheets for stranded victims in Kodagu
Kodava Samaj in Bengaluru has lent a helping hand to stranded victims in Kodagu. They have sent 3 canters loaded with water, bread, milk, medicines & bed sheets. The carriers left to where relief items will be distributed.
We need more help from the Centre and other states. Kerala is in distress: PC Chacko, Congress
1000s and 1000s are marooned & facing a very severe, critical situation & more emergency evacuation operation is needed. What is being done is appreciable but we need more help from the Centre and other states. Kerala is in distress: PC Chacko, Congress on Kerala floods
RAF personnel distribute relief material to stranded people in Palakkad's Mangalam Dam village
State highway to Idukki city from Kumily is blocked due to landslide
State Bank of India has announced waiver of fees and charges on services offered by the bank in Kerala
The State Bank of India has donated ₹2 crore to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) and announced waiver of fees and charges on services offered by the bank in Kerala.
Army officers hold meeting to save victims
Saji Cheriyan, MLA, Chengannur: "It is highly critical in Chengannur. We are badly in need of helicopter for further rescue work. You please tell Mr Modi to help us by sending helicopter otherwise tens of thousands of people will die tonight for sure"
"It is highly critical in Chengannur. We are badly in need of helicopter for further rescue work. You please tell Mr. Modi to help us by sending helicopter otherwise tens of thousands of people will die tonight for sure. We have been demanding navy help for 5 days. Please explain why you don't give us navy. No navy or no military help had been provided. Air lifting is the only solution. Please, please give us helicopter. Soldiers should be posted. But why don't you do? I beg you, please help us, the people of Chengannur. Nobody is helping. Only the fishermen and common laborers come with their boats and are trying to rescue. But that is quite inadequate. Pamba and Achankovilar are flooding together. People are dying. Mr. Modi is not doing anything. Please give us a helicopter. I beg you. There is no way, thousand will die tonight. Central government should send the military force for quick action. I have been falling on knees for last five days. Nobody to hear. We all are in highly critical situation. My vehicle is under deep water. Every single person in chengannur is in danger. Even a single packet of food is not given to them yet. Tens of thousands will die tonight. Even the rescue workers are loosing their lives. Air lifting is the only solution."
- Saji Cheriyan. MLA, Chengannur
Odisha urges Kerala to provide help to 130 Odias stranded in a house at Aluva Munnar Road, Odapally, near Asha Munnar Post Office
Railways sends 2.8 lakh litres of drinking water through wagons and bottled water to flood-hit Kerala
Telangana government delivers Rs 25 crore aid for flood-hit Kerala; KCR appeals to industrialists, businessmen and others to come forward and help Kerala
Schools and colleges will remain shut on Saturday in affected districts of Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada
Army's engineering task force deployed 73 boats, equipment and rafts in rescuing the people and escorting them to safer places in Kodagu district
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy is visiting Kodagu on Saturday to review relief operations in the district where landslides claimed four lives since Thursday
Army troops and Navy divers join national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district
Media coverage of Kerala floods rises on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kerala; however, largely focused on movements of PM
Kodagu, Hassan and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka continue to face rain fury
West Bengal CM 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
Kodagu, Karnataka virtually turned into an island, says TV9 Kannada
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav calls for extended whatever help we can in whatever capacity for Kerala
Four helicopters reaching Chengannur area from Trivandrum. Army officials says initial rescue operations will be towards Chengannur. Total 10 aircraft airborne to different parts of the state; reports News18
Rescue operations are also underway in flood-hit Kodagu, Karnataka
Achenkovil river overflowed into Pandalam town on Friday
Hundreds of fishermen from coastal villages of Thiruvananthapuram arrived at Pathanamthitta and began rescue even as helicopters too began to airlift affected persons to safer places
Pamba river has inundated several towns in Pathanamthitta. Ranni, Kozhenchery continue to be completely submerged
A pregnant woman Sajitha Jabeel airlifted on Friday morning by a Navy rescue team from Aluva delivered a baby at Kochi Naval Base hospital soon after she was admitted
Waters in Idukki and Wayanad areas and certain areas of Pathanathitta have receded
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: 40,000 policemen, 3,200 firefighters, 18 Army teams, 28 Coast Guard teams, 39 NDRF teams and 46 Navy teams engaged in rescue operations
Waters from Periyar river and its tributaries kept many towns in Ernakulam and Thrissur districts submerged. Worst affected include Paravur, Kalady, Chalakudy, Perumbavoor and Muvattupuzha
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Worst affected districts include Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur
3,14,391 persons lodged in 2,094 relief camps across Kerala since August 8, when rains began pounding Kerala again
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday night said the situation arising out of unprecedented floods and subsequent havoc caused by turgid rivers in Kerala continues to be "grave"
Death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts; Over 80,000 persons were evacuated on Friday
The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts, with various agencies continuing the rescue operations after rains subsided to evacuate over 80,000 persons during the day.