As we all know that the unprecedented rain has hit Kerala terribly killing over 350 people, leaving thousands of our fellow countrymen homeless and fear stranded in the deluge areas of the state. Due to the devastating rain, the region faced the worst flood ever in a century.
However, the Indian Army, people, NGOs and other organizations have raised a helping hand so that immediate rescue and relief can be delivered to the terrified and helpless masses. Here are the glimpses of the dreadful flood and devotion of the rescuers.
Naib Subedar Manbar Singh of 13 Garhwal Rifles and his team carried out a rescue operation in 8-10 feet deep water for five hours and rescued 536 persons in Kerala.
Such a moving graceful moment in the middle of the tragedy of Krala floods. A special Thank You written on the roof of a house from where the heroic Cdr Vijay Varma rescued two young women after making headlines for enabling fully pregnant Sajitha's evacuations and delivery.
Even the police force is not falling behind to rescue people.
Fisherman Jaisal KP won applauds for stepping in to help the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team and rescuing three stranded women — one with an infant — in Vengara's Muthalamad area on Saturday.
People belonging to Sikh community in Kochi prepared food&provided it to relief camps. The coordinator said,"From last 3 days we are serving food to more than 1000 people. We're preparing food inside Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in hygienic conditions."
Chandra, a resident of Vandiperiyar in Idukki dist & a tailor by profession, lost his house in the floods; says 'I have been living here for 3 yrs. Now I don't have a home. I'm in a relief camp. I don't know what will happen once they send us out of the camp.
Image Source: ANI
Image Source: ANI
Would you believe it? Green chilis are sold at Rs. 400/kg in Kochi.
A temporary bridge being built by Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Palakkad's Erumachery to block flood water from entering paddy fields.
Image Source: ANI
Seva Bharati, a community service unit of RSS (pic 1&2) and CPM (pic 3&4) cadres are carrying out rescue and relief ops across the state which is reeling under floods. 357 people have lost their lives in the flood so far. Visuals from Trivandrum, Kumily, and Palakkad.
But people like this, whom we call as "just fishermen" saved thousands of lives in Kerala during the flood.
Look at the lady who is in tears and pointing out her house, which is now submerged, was once a nest of her family. Now, she has nowhere to go.
Indian Coast Guard continues relief and rescue operations across the state.
Humanity is above all !!
The volunteers of Khalsa Aid are reaching out to people and providing food made by their fellow volunteers at a Gurudrawa.
Students of IIM Lucknow raise a fund of Rs. 2 Lakh for the flood-ravaged state. They simply made paintings and put them for sale at the best possible price at a city mall in Gomtinagar on Sunday.
A rescuer saves an infant
Donation drive by Ambala @INCIndia team to collect relief material.
A contribution which goes beyond words. Really applaudable.
One of the inspiring photographs of floods....still smiling in spite of losing everything...... resilience at it's best....... Let us work together to rebuild God's own country.
There's a proverb in Malayalam which roughly translates to 'even the squirrel did his part'. This is proven true by the volunteers at relief camps, rescue operations, and collection points.
...and these also need a helping hand.