My Delhi office colleagues have collected 500 kg of relief materials to send to Kerala today. Helped load the truck that's heading to the railway station. pic.twitter.com/NDsDT9xlNh— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 25, 2018
Requirements listed by CMO Kerala:
Social Welfare Department has an urgent requirement of approximately 5000 pieces of wheelchairs, crutches and hearing aids each to support its efforts across Kerala.
Kudumbasree needs over 40,000 volunteers, 20,000 pairs of Gumboots and 22,000 pairs of Gloves for its efforts in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur and Wayanad districts.
LLatest government data has shown that the death toll in Kerala floods has touched 265 since August 8 while 36 people are still missing, even as the state prepares to mount a massive rehabilitation process for the displaced, PTI has reported.
TThe hilly district of Idukki has been hit the hardest with 51 deaths and 10 still missing, followed by Thrissur which has reported 43 deaths, Ernakulam (38), Alapuzha (34) and Malappuram (30).
Students of Navy Children School Port Blair, locals&defence personnel participated in loading 2.5 ton of relief material on Indian Air Force AN-32 for dispatch to Kerala,y'day. Aircraft flew to Trivandrum from where material was distributed to flood affected areas. #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/rL5ekeF5QT— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2018
Updates on restoration works: 1,31,683 houses have been cleaned, which amounts to 31 percent of the total flood-hit houses. Electricity has been restored for 23.36 lakh connections of the total 25.6 lakh disrupted. Out of the 16158 transformers affected, 14,314 are now functioning, tweets CMO Kerala.
Indian Air Force contributes Rs 20 crore to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) for Kerala floods. Air Marshal B. Suresh, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Air Command handed over the cheque to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Our thoughts are with the brave people of Kerala during this Onam festival. Please donate liberally for Kerala in keeping with the spirit of Onam— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 25, 2018
Emirates to fly 175 tonnes of relief material for flood-ravaged Kerala
UAE's national carrier Emirates has said it will fly over 175 tonnes of relief material to Kerala, which is facing the deadliest deluge in nearly 100 years. Unprecedented floods due to incessant rain have created havoc in the state causing immeasurable misery and devastation. As per the official records, since August 8, over 231 people have died and more than 10 lakh have been displaced.