The weekend comes with a tiny bit of solace for Kerala, that has been reeling following the floods, as the state makes baby steps to normalcy. The rainfall has receded a little. People have started putting out pictures of sunny days and courtyards drying up, hoping they would last. Not a drastic change and not everywhere. There are still places, houses, roads where people wade neck-deep or go to an upper floor and wait for help.
Even as rescue operations and evacuations are happening in full strength, thousands still remain stranded in various parts of Kerala.
After a high-level meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Kochi on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared Rs 500 crore to be released in immediate assistance for Kerala.
“Please give us a helicopter. I am begging you. Please help me, people in my place will die. Please help us. There is no other solution, people have to be airlifted. We did what we can with fishing boats we procured using our political clout. But we can’t do more. The armed forces need to come here, please help us,” this was a distress message on Friday night by Chengannur MLA Saji Cheriyan.
Not only politicians like Shaji even film actors also releasing selfie videos in which they reporting their distressful current situation and requires immediate help. Actor Munna who is now currently working in Gautham Menon’s Dhruva Nakshathiram film seems he is nnow aware of his parents situation who went to church.
In the selfie video he says that there is no food and water and don’t know whom to call and speak. He looks completely emotional in the video.
As he is worried this way, actress Ananya who is known for films like “Engeyum Eppothum” also posted videos regarding her current situation.
Actress Ananya has moved to colleague Asha Sharath’s house at Perumbavoor after her house was submerged in the rising waters. In a Facebook Live, Ananya said that she had gone through hell in the past two days.
“My house is completely under water. We became safe only around 11 am on Friday. Now we are with Asha Sharat at Perumbavoor. Chechi invited us home. We had gone through a very bad situation in the past two days. The water rose within minutes. All our relatives’ houses are under water too,” she said.
“We do not know what will happen. It is still raining. Everything is in god’s hands. I know there are people who are going through worse experiences. We have to help them. Pay for them. It is raining everywhere except Perumbavoor town. All of us have left our homes. We want to thank everyone who came forward to save us,” she said.
However the situation of Munna’s parents reported safe in a video surfaced on Indiaglitz in which he seems a bit relaxed.