The state of Kerala has witnessed its highest rainfall since 1924, with a red alert being issued around the state and around 223 lakh people being evacuated to rescue camps. Even after the massive efforts of the Indian army to curb the situation, 'God's own country' continues to face enormous hardships.
Over 320 people have lost their lives and property in excess of Rs 8,000 crore has been damaged in what is being called the worst-ever flood situation in the state. While heavy-flooding continues to wreak havoc in Kerala, eminent personalities from across the sporting spectrum have joined hands to pledge their support for the state.
The floods are thought to be some of the worst ever seen by the region, something which has prompted Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli to thank the NDRF and Army for their incredible support during such tough times, while Indian football's talismanic leader Sunil Chhetri has asked citizens to lend their support and help the state that is in disarray.
Tennis ace Sania Mirza along with Indian cricket's finest players VVS Laxman and Gautam Gambhir, has vowed to keep the people of Kerala in her prayers and thoughts.
Like Virat Kolhi, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was quick to laud the persistent efforts of the Indian Armed forces, who have shown remarkable courage and compassion in testing moments.
The 'Nawab of Najafgarh', Virender Sehwag along with Harbhajan Singh has taken to social media to spread awareness about the relief work for the Kerala floods.
As per the IMD forecast, the state is likely to witness heavy rains for the next 48 hours. There are a number of ways in which citizens from other parts of the country can inquire about their dear ones in Kerala, and also lend support to those in need from afar:
A relief fund has been setup for all those who wish to provide their support to Kerala, which is facing the worst flood situation in its history. One can follow this link to make donations to Government of Kerala Chief Minister's Distress relief fund.