Kerala Flood Relief Fund

Kerala reeling under, the worst floods in 90 years. The floods have paralyzed normal life of millions of people. Lakhs of people have been affected and thousands of victims are in desperate need of relief supplies.

Devastatingly, the torrential rains and landslides have submerged and destroyed homes and farmlands. Countless people, including young children, babies and the elderly have been forced to take shelter in emergency rescue camps.

As of August 17, the death toll has reached 100 with 100,000 people displaced and 14 districts placed on high alert. 

Total estimated damage as of yesterday (16/08) was Rs.12000 Crores which is over £1 Billion. This will only rise in the coming days since the rain is still going on without a break.

We humbly urge you to take action and contribute generously to provide aid and support for the victims of the Kerala floods. Your donation can help the people of Kerala in the flood-hit regions receive shelter, food and clothes. You can help make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by this natural disaster. 

Who am I and what is the relation to this fundraising:
Kerala is my home state and my parents are currently living there. I am deeply hurt and want to contribute to the cause.

My relationship or contact with the parties I'm raising funds for:
I'm strongly connected to the place I was born and I am fundraising from my circle of great friends who also want to contribute to the recovery & current necessities. 

How the funds will be spent:
The collected fund will be deposited to the chief minister distress relief fund. I will send all donors the copy of payment transfer by email.  more details can be found in the link below.

My withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies.:
I am planning to withdraw by end of the campaign and deposit as one big payment by 26th August 2018.

** Do send donations through this page or directly to the account details given in the below link.

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Most people in India would find it difficult to really understand the magnitude of rainfall that has occurred in Kerala during this monsoon.

Kerala, even in ‘normal’ years, gets the highest amount of rainfall among all major States in India.

The average annual normal rainfall for Kerala is nearly 3000 millimetres – 2924.3 mm, to be exact. (Hence the verdant green you would see in a satellite image of the State.)

By contrast, neighbouring Tamil Nadu gets 912.4 mm rainfall. Karnataka gets 1147.1 mm, Andhra Pradesh 890 mm, and Telangana 942.6 mm.

Haryana gets a mere 554.7 mm, Delhi gets 747.1 mm, and Uttar Pradesh, 965.3 mm. West Bengal gets 1795.8 mm and Assam gets 2296.8 mm. Maharashtra gets 1151.1 mm, while Madhya Pradesh gets 1048.4 mm.

This is the ‘normal’ (the long-term average of 50 years).

But this year, from 1 June (the onset of the South-West monsoon in India) to 15 August 2018, Kerala has received excess rainfall of 30%. The normal rainfall in this period should have been 1606.5 mm. Instead the State has received 2086.8 mm. The rains and floods are the heaviest since 1924.

Ernakulam district has received 21% excess rain, while Thiruvananthapuram district has got 37% excess rain. Kottayam and Malappuram districts have received 41% excess rain each.

Idukki district, which has major dams such as the Idukki-Cheruthoni-Kulamavu dam complex and the Mullaperiyar dam, has received a whopping 70% excess rain. As expected, the district has seen many landslips and casualties.

The situation in the State is extremely serious.

The shutters of 35 out of 39 dams in Kerala have been opened to release water. Red Alert has been issued in all 14 districts. Scores of people have lost their lives. Tens of thousands of people are living in relief camps. More people are being evacuated from their homes as torrential rains haven’t stopped and flood waters continue to run riot.
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