I have been right in the middle of the Kerala flood and I can tell you, it’s too much. Never have I ever seen anything like this in my life. Sure, I’ve seen news about things like this happening around the world. But once it happens to you personally, everything is put into perspective.
Being a beauty blogger, I realize now how materialistic I am. How beauty products, creams and such matter so much to me. But having seen people suffer so much, I am humbled that my house hasn’t been affected too much. My parents were out of electricity for 3 whole days but they too haven’t been affected by the flood as such. Some of our neighbouring houses though have just fallen apart. They belong to poor people and my heart goes out to them.
My husband went out for volunteering at camps and what he says to me is alarming. The camps have anywhere between 500 – 5000 people, some of whom don’t even have an extra dress with them. They just fled from home in whatever attire they were in. So many babies and kids, having no idea what’s going on around them and crying. We were able to buy rice, vegetables, sugar, salt, more basic things like that, in bulk for them. I am happy I could do at least that much for them.
Supermarkets have run out of products due to high demand. ATMs have run out of cash. There is no diesel/petrol available. I am also alarmed that many are charging exorbitant prices for the things they are selling just because they know people will buy it somehow. What a sad situation..
Mobile networks are down. There are no ways of communication. Thankfully, the landphones work.
Another major problem is that in this flooded water, there are plenty of snakes. It’s such a dangerous situation. Also weeks later, even once this flooded water has flown on/dried and withdrawn, still there is a huge chance of a major breakout of various kinds of waterborne and airborne diseases. God help us!
If you would like to help & contribute financially to these affected people, kindly get in touch with me via email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ‘I wish to help’ in the subject line. I personally know so many families in need and even the smallest amount would help in restoring lives back to normalcy.