Kerala is accustomed of receiving high rainfall, It has been a recipient of such showers since time immemorial, but this time it is all different.
Kerala is sinking, and its her first experience to face something like this. 1924 challenged the state with something similar, but 2018 multiplied the challenges. More than half of kerala has drowned, 8 of the 14 districts are under Red Alert.
As per IMD, India Meteorological Department notification, it has been said that Kerala received 37% more than usual rainfall because of a spell of low pressure over the region.
The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan @CMO Kerala tweeted, “Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps. “
Beauty of the Nation, IS CRYING FOR HELP
The most favored tourist destination is now floating. Uprooted trees, Damaged vehincles, lost humans and livestocks, wet eyes and a lot of turmoil is a common sight now.
Food, water and medicine are being offered to the affected people by helicopters, but the help it is not sufficient. Photographs and footage emerging from the area showing elderly people and children being rescued are all over the social media.
The most developed areas are devoid of electricity and any proper communication channel. The whole of Kerala is trapped.
Many parts of the state are totally cut off. We're witnessing something that has never happened before in the history of Kerala.
It has been reported that more than 3,14,000 people have been shifted to 2,094 relief camps.
The state which has big lands allocated to plantation of rubber, tea, coffee and spice industries are inundated by water. Every profession is badly hit.
Numerous volunteers and fishworkers in Kerala joined teams from the armed forces, the National Disaster Response Force, and State government agencies today in a massive operation to rescue over 82,000 persons from flooded locations in four districts.
DEFORESTATION is blamed by Environmental scientists, especially the failure to protect ecologically fragile mountain ranges in the area.
It will take long before everything gets better in Kerala. Even after the water recedes, the smiles at the faces will take long to come back. The loss of the lives and property will sink in more despair than thought and it will be long before everything gets better.
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