Chicago: Chicago Knanaya Catholic Society ( KCS ) is seeking generous help to assist Kerala- southern state of India known as God’s own county is under severe Mother Nature attack- Deadly Flood. Cost billions of dollars loss and many lives is already taken away and hundreds and thousands sheltered in Different parts of the state. People are seeking world community’s support and help in this most difficult situation. State of the emergency declared and people are come together to help each other. Death toll rises o 194; over 3.3 lakh people displaced since 8 August . Please see the google photos for the depth of the situation. https://www.google.com/search?q=photos%20of%20kerala%20flood%20disaster&tbm=isch
According to the state disaster management authority, at least 194 people have lost their lives across the 14 districts of Kerala, since 8 August. The highest death toll was reported from Thrissur (42), whereas Wayanad reported the most damage to homes and property, followed closely by Palakkad. Malappuram faced the most severe damage to crops, amid all districts. The flood hit Kerala is now facing the shortage of drugs leaving many staying in rehabilitation camps across the state without essential medicines. Authorities and NGOs are unable to cater to the needs of those at relief camps due to shortage of medicines as well as lack of transportation facilities.
According to the dealers of medicines at least 500 medical stores in the state have been inundated completely or partially in the flood. “It is in the districts like Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Wayanad, Malappuram, Palakkad and Kozhikode that the medical stores among other shops and houses are inundated. Of these, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Ernakulam and Alappuzha are the most affected districts,” said Thomas Raju, state general secretary, All Kerala Chemists and Druggists Association. “We are getting calls from many areas like Chengannur, Ranni and different parts of Ernakulam district that we get more requests. In Pathanathitta district alone at least 150 medical stores have been submerged in the flood. In Munnar, Ranni, Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Edathua, Chalakkudy, Iringalakkuda, Knodotty, Kiolandy, Aluva and Kalady areas, many medical shops were inundated. We are unable to contact our members because of many of them are at relief camps or remain stranded.
നമ്മുടെ കേരളം തേങ്ങി വിറങ്ങലിച്ചു നിൽക്കുന്നു. നിരവധി സഹായഹസ്തങ്ങൾ എല്ലാം മറന്നുകൊണ്ട് മുന്നോട്ടു വന്നു. എന്നാൽ ബഹുഭൂരിപക്ഷവും കാഴ്ചക്കാരായി മാറുന്നു. ഒരുമയ്ക്കും തനിമയ്ക്കും വിശ്വാസ നിറവിനും സംപുഷ്ടവരാണ് നമ്മൾ. ദയവായി കരുണയുടെ ഹസ്തങ്ങൾ ഒന്ന് നീട്ടൂ നമ്മുടെ സുന്ദര കേരള നാടിനോട്. നല്ല മനസ്സുകളേ മുന്നോട്ട് വരൂ ഒരു എളിയ കൈത്താങ്ങായി. പിറന്ന നാടിനെയും നമ്മുടെ സഹോദരങ്ങളെയും കൈവിടില്ലായെന്ന് ഉറക്കെ പ്രഘ്യപിക്കാം.