As heavy rains continue to lash various parts of the state, causing widespread destruction, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has warned people of heavy rains. Rescue operations are on and most of the districts are under red alert. The death toll due to flood-related incidents has reached 324, said authorities on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the flood-hit Kerala on Saturday to take stock of flood-affected areas in the coastal state.
Calling the situation in Kerala unprecedented and grim, the state government has asked people to support authorities in rebuilding the lives of affected people. UAE leaders have decided to form an emergency panel to provide aid to Kerala. At present, more than 3 lakh people are living in rescue camps.
Kerala floods LIVE Updates:
03:09 am Liverpool Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore has promised to help the Kerala flood victims after the team’s official supporters club, the Kerala Reds, sought for help.
01:30 am Visuals of rescue operations being conducted at flood-hit Alangad village near Kochi city.
12:30 am Clarifying on the news that Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg has been damaged, IHCL spokesperson said, “News being flashed across some channels about Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg, is absolutely untrue. There has been no damage to the hotel.”
The management had issued an advisory in advance saying, “At all times, safety of our guests and associates remains paramount for IHCL. As a consequence of severe weather conditions currently being experienced in the region; we are temporarily closing operations at Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg till further notice. All reservations held by our guests for this period will be suitably addressed. Inconvenience caused as a result is sincerely regretted.”
6:29 pm 1 lakh packets of food products consisting water bottles, skimmed milk, biscuits and sugar being sent to Halwara airport in Ludhiana. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had announced Rs 10 crores worth of immediate relief for #KeralaFloods,Rs 5 cr in form of ready-to-eat food material
6:28 pm Deeply saddened by the loss of valuable lives and mass destruction caused by the Kerala Floods. UP Police prays for the safety and well being of people of Kerala in this hour of grief. I appeal to all UP police personnel to voluntarily donate 1-day salary for relief.
4:52 pm All BJP corporators of Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) to donate their one month salary towards Kerala flood relief.
4:48 pm List of states which have extended aid for the flood-hit state.
Gujarat: Rs 10 crore
Jharkhand: Rs 5 crore
Maharashtra: Rs 20 crore
Bihar: Rs 10 crore
Madhya Pradesh: Rs 10 crore
Tamil Nadu: Rs 5 crore
4:01 pm Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has also announced Rs. 10 crores from Chief Minister Relief Fund for flood-hit Kerala. Other states have also pitched in for aid.
3:35 pm Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also announced Rs 20 crore as immediate assistance from Maharashtra Government for Kerala floods.
2:15 pm Special aircraft of Indian Army reaches Thiruvananthapuram with food and basic amenities for flood-affected areas. Rescue operation in full swing.
1:48 pm Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also announced an aid of Rs 10 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund.
1:34 pm Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Kerala floods: Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted aerial survey to get first-hand knowledge about the flood. Their helicopter could not go to some places due to inclement weather. He has announced Rs 500 crore & all possible help. We thanked him & demanded more helicopters & boats.
1:20pm Flood relief work underway by rescue teams in Kerala. At least 324 people have already lost their lives in one of the worst floods of the century which the state is witnessing.
12:08am: Achankovil river near Alappuzha’s Kollakadavu village is overflowing following heavy rainfall in the area. Shaukat, a villager says, “The area has been completely flooded. I have lost almost everything I had. The water level is increasing with every passing hour.”
11:40am| Speaking on Kerala floods, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has asked PM Modi to declare Kerala floods a National Disaster without any delay. He said, “lives, livelihood and future of millions of our people is at stake.”
11:37am | Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced Rs 500 crore as immediate aid for Kerala, in addition to the 100 crore announced earlier.
11:00am| Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s conducts the aerial survey of the flood-hit Kerala state. The survey was delayed earlier in the morning due to unfavourable weather conditions in the state. The Prime Minister has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM’s National Relief Funds (PMNRF).
8:47 am | The UAE authorities have decided to form a committee to help flood-hit areas of Kerala. Sheikh Khalifa has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide assistance to the people affected.
8:16 pm | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently in the flood-hit state, arrived in Kerala after conducting an aerial survey in Thiruvananthapuram.
7:53 am | A video of NDRF and state police team evacuating stranded people from flood-affected areas in Kodagu of Kerala has surfaced on the internet, clearly depicting the grim situation in the state.
7:25 am | Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of flood-affected areas in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.