Monsoon rains and floods in Kerala have raised the trouble of the people of the state. So far, more than 300 people have died due to floods. While still one lakh people in the state are stranded in the flood. Significantly, on Friday, news of 106 people died in a single day. Due to the flood, due to lack of oxygen, petrol-diesel and limited drinking water for the people living in the affected areas, there is a major problem. According to officials working in the flood-hit areas, people trapped there are now battling low oxygen which is a big concern. Keep in mind that due to floods since August 8, several lakh people have been stranded at different places. Of these, more than 80,000 people were taken to safer places today. Of these 71,000 people were from the Aluna region of Ernakulam district which was most affected by the flood.
In addition to the three services, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel started the recurring task of carrying the stranded people on the roofs and high places to safer places. The roads have been blocked due to falling mountains on the ground in mountainous areas, which is breaking their contact from other places. A campaign to remove the stranded people is also in progress in many villages that have taken the form of the island. 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. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Kerala on Friday night to take over the flood situation.
He will conduct an aerial survey of flood affected areas on Saturday. Modi tweeted after talking to Chief Minister P. Vijayan on the phone that we discussed the situation of floods across the state and reviewed relief operations. I will go to Kerala to take stock of the unfortunate situation caused by floods. Since last two days, Modi and Vijayan are constantly in touch with each other. While talking to Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Vijayan said that the situation remains serious. He said that about 3.14 lakh people of more than 70,000 families have taken shelter in relief camps. He said that on May 29, when South-West Monsoon knocked in Kerala, 385 people have been killed since. In some places, there was a slight decrease in rainfall but in the four districts – Pathanamthitta, Alfujah, Ernakulam, and Trichur – the monsoon was in the warning. 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. Many patients had to be removed from the hospital due to flood water coming out. People living in relief camps are complaining about food and drinking water shortage. There are also petrol pumps in many petrol pumps, even in Thiruvananthapuram. Long-line queues were seen in many fuel stations in the Thiruvananthapuram district. Officials have asked every fuel station to reserve 3,000 liters of diesel and 1,000 liters of petrol so that they can be used in relief operations.