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. 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.