Friday, August 17, 2018

State at Immerse - Kerala

Words can’t describe the destruction the southern state Kerala is facing to the historical rain and flood that continues for 2nd weeks, following the torrential rains across Kerala and Karnataka that let more surplus water from their dams that led flood on the river Cauvery. Though it’s a monsoon season in India, the excessive rainfall in Kerala, south Karnataka and Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu has created havoc where almost dams or more than 60 dams had open their shutters since reaching their maximum, the rivers were all overflowing and flooding almost districts of Kerala. I can’t imagine what happened with Chennai and its surrounding in 2015, is taking place at the entire state of Kerala. Their suffering is immeasurable and it’s just not only rain and flood, but plenty of landslides and tree fall since many part of the state is mountainous terrain it’s anxious to watch houses burying into the mud with people screaming inside!


A red alert has declared at Kerala by the state govt. and the three forces (army, navy and air force) of nation is out to rescue and more than 0.3 million people has put at various shelters as the rain and flood continues to flow. At the other hand, the Karnataka dams on the Cauvery catchment is open to historical flow of more than 0.2 million cubic feet of water into the river, flooding the cities and towns on the bank of the river. All the dams along the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, including the Nilgiris had overflown after many year, sent more than 0.1 million cubic ft. to the Cauvery through Bhavani Sagar and Amaravathi Dams. So more than 0.3 million cubic ft. is rushing to the ocean flooding the banks and breaking bridges which is something beats the earlier records. While the Tamil Nadu was fighting for its share of water from Karnataka until last month, we’re glad to receive water more than we expected but not this abundant making way to ocean flooding the Cauvery banks and fields along.


Kerala, known as God’s own country, is almost blocked by road and railways, where the bridges either broken or immersed in water or the mountain passes are interrupted by landslides and trees falling frequently. We all wished for rain but never expected nature to yell us at all this way and bestow with plenty of water that immerse us to breathless. Yes, so far nearly 400 people had lost their lives to the flood and rain in Kerala and property lose in thousands of Crore. I deeply wish rain stop its abundant showering, the only way to recuse the state and let people breathe a little.  The history will never forget this phase, though we can’t do much on nature’s side but I hope lot can done on authorities side to preserve as much water possible and clear all waterway for peaceful and easy flow… Sending wishes for our neighbourhood state and people to come up from the disaster as quick as possible...

12 comments:

Sandee said...

You're under water in many places and we're having wildfires all over the place and no rain in sight for many more months. I hope we both make it though these disasters. ☺

GreenComotion said...

Our thoughts & prayers with all of Kerala.
May they get the relief that they are in need of.
Peace :)

Nancy Chan said...

It is sad when natural disaster strike. I hope the authorities will do what they can for those affected and that they will be able to rebuild their lives and homes as soon as possible.

Lady Fi said...

Terrible to see all that flooding and destruction.

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, this flooding looks devastating. Historical rainfall and floods are a disaster. My prayers and good wishes for the people who are affected by these floods.

carol l mckenna said...

Mother Nature can be tough ~ hope situation subsides soon ~ sending lots of healing energy hugs for all concerned ~ Be safe.

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bill burke said...

All of the floods caused by the excessive rain looks devastating. I hope it will stop soon so the people effected can get on with the work they will have to do. Stay safe!

ashok said...

sad :(

ashok said...

Just received on Whatsapp
If its true, which it seems to be, then its shocking to say the least.

#ProfessorMadhavGadgil , the environment scientist..... does the name a ring a bell ❓๐Ÿค”

He was called in, by the social forestry department by the then government to study the impact of #deforestation, in western ghats..... the #illegal_quarrying, the illegal occupation of forest lands, #Sand mining from rivers, the filling of paddy lands.... he cited all these and said that #Kerala in the long run, will see devastation of unimaginable proportions.... landslides will be there in every hilly region.... the rivers will flood since there is no sand in its bed and the riversides have #illegal_constructions.....

This gentleman professor #MadhavGadgil gave 2000 plus page report and urged the government to take action..... he had to leave in disgrace ๐Ÿ™„.... the left, the right... all in unison.... called him names and conducted marches in all the hilly districts..... he left silently..... and now the "most literate" state is gasping for air.
The 1st step towards real change is admitting your mistakes and showing a willingness to take corrective action.
As they say
"Better late than never". ๐Ÿ™„
You "so called" literate Keralites, at least now, are you willing to implement the #GadgilReport *or* are you going to rise up and protest *again* ❓๐Ÿค”

This is a good lesson for other states as well. Please protect trees, protect your forests before its too late ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Also pls donate generously towards #KeralaFlood relief. #KeralaFloodRelief #PrayForKerala

☝๐ŸพForwarded as received.
Click on the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡ and read the article ๐Ÿพto know more
https://www.indiatoday.in/…/gadgil-report-western-ghats-pol…

Twilight Man said...

I was sad to see the floods in many places over the news on TV. It was shocking to see another disaster. Hope you and everyone will be safe. My prayers goes to you and family too.

Jeevan said...

Twilight Man - The disaster happened at our neighbourhood state Kerala, and Chennai is very safe and we’re far away from there. Now rains have stopped but life would take long for the people to see normalcy. Right now more than 0.4 million people are in shelters

L. D. said...

I have been seeing the flooding on television. It is difficult and impossible to deal with. I hope that you are ok.