Kerala Flood Relief

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Malayalee Association of Memphis (a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization) is on a mission to raise funds and provide monetary help to the relief and recovery efforts of the Kerala State Government. We’d love if you could make a generous donation to help us achieve our mission. 100% of your donations will go toward Kerala CM’s Disaster Relief fund. Thank you in advance for your contribution.

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Disaster in Kerala

The flood situation in Kerala has paralyzed normal life for millions of people. The majority of the population has been affected, and thousands of victims are in desperate need of relief supplies.

Kerala received heavy monsoon rainfall in August 2018 resulting in worst floods in nearly a century. It killed 300+ people, displaced over a million more, and damaged property worth USD 3 billion. The state received 257% more rainfall than usual, filling all the dams and reservoirs to  capacity.

Official estimates show about 6,000 miles (10,000 km) of roads have been submerged or buried by landslides, and the international airport in Kochi (a major hub)  has been closed until August 26th. 52 rescue teams of central forces including units of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and National Disaster Response force are assisting the civilian administration in rescue and restoration efforts. The downpour continues and the death toll is steadily rising.

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Malayalee Association of Memphis is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.100% of your donations will go toward Kerala CM’s Disaster Relief fund. Thank you in advance for your contribution.

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305 New Byhalia Rd #103, Collierville, TN 38017

Videos from Kerala

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Images from Kerala

Submerged Bridges

Aluva – Marthanda Varma bridge is situated in busy NH 47 Highway and connects two major cities Thrissur and Kochi. Overflowing flood waters completely stopped the traffic on this route.

Airlift

52 Central rescue teams were involved in the rescue operations including Indian army and navy teams

Submerged Neighborhoods

Unrelenting rains forced authorities to open all the dams and reservoirs in the state which resulted in overflowing rivers and submerged neighborhoods.

Land Slide

Landslides caused by heavy rain wreaked havoc across the state, crushing several buildings and killing several people

Kochi Airport

The services at the Kochi international airport, which is among the busiest in India, have been suspended till Aug 26 after flood water inundated the runway

Rescue Operations

A fleet of 96 aircraft was deployed for the rescue operations using Kochi Naval airstrip as the base

About Us

Malayalee Association of Memphis is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. We have raised funds through various initiatives to support the local communities and schools in Memphis. With this fundraising drive, we hope to support the disaster relief and rehabilitation efforts of the local agencies in Kerala, India.