Kerala disaster- What We Can Do!

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Kerala disaster- What We Can Do!

Heartening to see Humanity break barriers to help Kerala when it’s struggling to heal itself after the destruction caused by furious floods.
Floods played havoc with God’s own country and bewildered we are. The floods are bigger than the infamous floods of 1924 (Known as ‘The Great Flood of 99’– 99 for Malayalam year 1099). Kerala is sandwiched between the Western Ghats on the eastern side and Arabian sea on the west. A large number of rivers originate from western ghats, flow through Kerala and end up in the Arabian sea. Dams are many, most of them are in the Periyar River which starts from Idukki and flows through Ernakulam before ending up in the Arabian sea.
Natural calamities don’t always come with a warning, else Kerala would have prepared in advance; better than any other state of India.

What caused Kerala floods:

1) Heavy rains caused by temperature difference between Bengal sea and Arabian sea. The air from the Arabian sea made an effort to cross the Western Ghats and a part of it reached Bengal sea. Other part struck in the western ghats and caused heavy rainfall and flooding in Kerala

2) There are many dams in Kerala and most of them are built on Periyar River which starts from Idukki and flows through Ernakulam before ending up in the Arabian Sea.
The incessant rains forced the authorities to open the gates of these dams.

3) Human activities like encroachments, cutting of trees in abundance, mining etc has already reduced the safety of Kerala region.

4) There was a part mistake by the authorities. Shutters of dams were not opened till the eleventh hour. They said that the reservoirs usually get filled up the brim every season and they never find the necessity to open the dam gates.
However, nature was not so kind this year.

Now the question is what we can do!

Kerala is our neighbouring state who has experienced a heavy disaster. Though the rains have stopped pouring, the rehabilitation of people is the major challenge before authorities. Let’s hold our brother Kerala’s hand and try our best to rebuild the state. Sharing here some important links where you can contribute.

I) KeralaFloodRescue.com

keralafloodrescue.com

II) Contribute to CM’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)

donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in

III) Donate Online

Account number: 67319948232

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram

IFS Code: SBIN0070028

PAN: AAAGD0584M

Name of Donee: CMDRF

IV) Volunteer

Kerala Flood Resources – Updated Live –

https://t.co/WN4MBzAE5A

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Anagha Yatin says:

    Every bit counts! Kudos to you Aditi for voicing the need to help and for giving details where one can contribute.
    Lets stand for Kerala in its need of the hour!

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    1. aditi says:

      We should help each other and restore faith in humanity. Thanks for visiting Anagha:)

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  2. paragtak says:

    We are with Kerala ❤ thank you for this lovely post aditi

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Glad to see you expressing your concern. Thanks!

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  3. The manner in which everyone has come forward to help Kerala restored my faith in humanity 🙂

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    1. aditi says:

      An apt example of how we unite in the time of crisis. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Huma Masood says:

    Very thoughtful of you to write about it, Aditi. Kerala and its people are in our prayers and we will support them to get through this difficult time.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      We must stand together in the time of disaster and help our brothers and sisters in Kerala. Thanks for visiting Huma:)

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jhilmil says:

    We all need to join hands and help as much as possible. I worked by sending them the utilities people needed. #Myfriendalexa #mommyinmereads

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    1. aditi says:

      Feels good to see people like you who are doing great job in sending help to Flood-hit Kerala.

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  6. Every help counts huge in such disasters. It heart-warming to see how everyone has come together to help people. Thanks for sharing the vital details for providing help.

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    1. aditi says:

      Encouraging to see people voluntarily helping people of flood-hit Kerala.
      Thanks for stopping by:)

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  7. Ranjini says:

    Let me thank you for this post. There are people like you who have helped spread awareness and contributed to the flood relief in so many ways. Kerala was caught off guard. But people from all over the world extended their hands. Love

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    1. aditi says:

      The least we can do is to spread awareness, send monetary help and pray. Thanks for visiting:)

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  8. Iram says:

    I was in Kerala for 3 years and my heart aches to see God’s own country destroyed by this unforeseen natural calamity. I hope that beautiful place and people recover fast

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    1. aditi says:

      Your wishes will work. Keep faith in God 🙏

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  9. Neha Gupta says:

    Those were tough days for Kerala !!! Hope we have learned something good out of this disaster !!

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    1. aditi says:

      Let’s unite in the time of disaster and help rebuild Kerala.

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  10. Preety Tiwari says:

    Yes we all must contribute to rebuild god’s own country, thanks for sharing this. #MyFriendAlexa #DelhibloggerReads

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Let’s unite in the time of disaster and help rebuild Kerala.

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  11. Sonam Jain says:

    This was really an ugly disaster.. I did my bit of contributing food thru seva kendras

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      That’s nice of you.

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  12. akashpatwari says:

    Everyone come together to help God’s own country.. Very heart warming post.. #MyFriendalexa #Flavorsofworldread

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading.

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  13. Bushra says:

    My prayers are with Kerala people. The damage that has done to the people can’t be changed but our little help can make their life easier
    #myfriendalexa #dewreads

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Yes, even after days have passed, help should continue to pour in.

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  14. It was heart wrenching to see Kerala go through such horrific scenario. Though we did as much as we could, still felt like it was not enough 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Exactly. We’re not able to help as much as we should. Many reasons!

      Liked by 1 person

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