With the death toll rising up to 350, Kerela flood has drowned the 13 districts of the very state. From forcing more than 3,00,000 people to live in rescue camps to our Prime Minister announcing Rs 500 crore relief fund for the victims, nothing as such has improved the condition of Kerala.
Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has tweeted “facing the worst floods in 100 years.”
North and central area of Kerala have been worst-hit by the floods with the international airport in the main city of Kochi being shut till August 26.
But despite the torrential rains and the weather conditions our Indian Navy and Army have been helping by going out of their way.
Captain Rajkumar, a pilot of the Indian Navy Helicopter Sea King 528, saved 26 people from the flood-stricken area hanging between the trees this Friday. Well, this is not the first time he did something extraordinary for his country, he also saved four people from the cyclone Ockhi fighting his way through the storm and was also awarded the Shaurya Chakra this Independence Day for the same.
Captain P Rajkumar Shaurya Chakra pic.twitter.com/5k0eOh2ZZr
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) August 18, 2018
Another pilot of the Indian Army, Commander Vijay saved a pregnant woman and evacuated her from the flood-affected area to Sanjivani hospital for treatment where she successfully gave birth to a baby.
India today correspondent, Shiv Aroor tweeted about the well-being of Mother and newborn.
Happy to report Ms Sajitha Jabil had a baby boy at 2.10pm 🙂 https://t.co/qaNBacMotq
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 17, 2018
With Indian Navy doing so much for its country, our Indian Army couldn’t stay behind. They launched ‘Operation Sahyog’ through which they rescued more than 3600 people that included 22 foreigners. With the strength of 1000 soldiers, our Army is doing the best to save the maximum number of people with the continuous rainfall.
The Indian Navy also launched an operation called ‘Operation Madad’ on 9th of August through which more than 3000 people have been rescued by 58 rescue teams.
Our Union Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman assured the Kerala government with every help needed. She also directed Indian Air Force to airlift people stranded on rooftops, as per reports.