Helpline numbers, emergency contact details, and ways to donate for Kerala flood victims

Kerala's rescue operations are in its final stages as on August 20th 2018, however the greatest challenge for the teams of the flood relief is to manage over 5,500 relief camps that are housing more than 7,00,000 people from across the state.

Donations can be made through demand drafts (DD), cheques, or internet banking. Address for cheques: The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 1;

The chief minister's office has also released helpline numbers. Here they are:

Kasargod: 94466 01700
Kannur: 94466 82300
Kozhikode: 94465 38900
Wayanad: 80784 09770
Malappuram: 93834 63212
Malappuram: 93834 64212
Thrissur: 94470 74424
Palakkad: 83018 03282
Alappuzha: 94950 03640
Idukki: 90615 66111
Idukki: 93834 63036
Ernakulam: 79022 00400
Ernakulam: 79022 00300
Alappuzha: 47722 38630
Alappuzha: 94950 03630
Thrissur: 48723 63424
Kottayam: 94465 62236
Kottayam: 94465 62236
Pathanamthitta: 80788 08915
Kollam: 94476 77800
Thiruvananthapuram: 94977 11281

You can also make donations on Paytm, which has opened a dedicated page to contribute to the Kerala CM's Distress Relief Fund.  Milaap, India’s crowd funding website opened a fund sourcing page. Google has put out a consolidated list of centres that provide rescue ops, food and water, medicine, including shelters and essentials, volunteers, jeep rescue and ambulances, among others.

There are relief camps set in Kerala for those who are in need of essentials like medicines, bedsheets, sanitisers, sanitary napkins, water cans, toiletries, buckets, etc. Essential items can also be dropped at different district control rooms. If you wish to help, do visit the relief collection centres that have been set up at SMR Vinay City, Bolarum Road, Miyapur (9703503573, 8886555226, 9840921173),  and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, NIRD Road, Rajendranagar (73820922647, 7995926635, 8547930466).

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