Kerala flood 2018

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Kerala flood 2018
Date: July 2018 – ongoing
Location: Kerala, India
Cause:   Low pressure 
          Heavy rain
          Large discharge from dams
          Landslides
Deaths: 483 dead, 14 missing
Property damage: ₹19,500 crore (US$3 billion) (estimated)
Website: www.keralarescue.in
                WHOLE STORY
Beginning of July 2018, severe floods affected the south Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season.It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century. Over 483 people died, 14 are missing. At least a million people were evacuated, mainly from Chengannur, Pandanad,[10] Aranmula, Aluva, Chalakudy, Kuttanad and Pandalam.It is the worst flood in Kerala after the great flood of 99 that happened in 1924.
RESCUES
Southern Naval Command initiates Operation Madad in Kerala on 16 August 2018.
Padivattom disaster relief camp on 17 August 2018.
Odisha fire personnel leaving from Bhubaneswar for rescue operations in Kerala.
RELIEF FUND
* The Government of Kerala started a donation website for flood victims. As of 30th August 2018, ₹1,031 crore (US$150 million) was collected from the public including organisations, corporate,firms and famous personalities.
* The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi announced a sum of ₹500 crore (US$73 million) as interim relief for Kerala on 18 August 2018.
* The central government also said in its press release that this ₹600 crore (US$87 million) is only the advance assistance and that additional funds will be released by the NDRF
* The central government, in one of the largest rescue operations, deployed 40 helicopters, 31 aircraft, 500 boats, 182 rescue teams and 18 medical teams of defence forces, 58 teams of NDRF and 7 companies of Central Armed Police Forces. Together they saved over 60,000 human lives
* Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan verbally offered an amount of ₹700 crore (US$100 million) for assistance towards relief works
* Qatar Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani offered a sum of ₹34.5 crore (US$5.0 million) for the relief works
* Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, while expressing solidarity in his tweet, offered to provide humanitarian assistance
* European Union announced an assistance of ₹1.53 crore (US$220,000) in aid funding to the Indian Red Cross Society
* The governments of Maldives and Thailand also offered aid and support.
* The Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAid sent relief workers to distribute supplies and assess needs for clean water, sanitation, and psychological care.
* Mata Amritanandamayi Math donated ₹10 crore (US$1.5 million) to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
* Many Members of Parliament, Members of State Legislative Assemblies and Councils, civil servants and government employees across the country have also donated their one month's salary and/or allowances

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