Those living on the hills in Madikeri town are worried; eight homes cave in, many abandon their dwellings
With heavy rains continuing to batter Kodagu, some families living on the hills in Madikeri town found themselves homeless when their dwellings caved in under the onslaught.
As many as eight houses tumbled to the ground in Indira Nagar and Chamundeshwari Nagar in the town. Many people living in the hilly areas have abandoned their homes fearing a collapse.
The Kodagu district of Karnataka has been badly affected by the persistent rains and low pressure over India’s western coast. All dams in Karnataka and on the Cauvery River have been filled to capacity. Heavy rain is likely to continue till Monday in isolated spots. About 180 people in Kushalnagar and Kodagu were rescued by the Civil Defence Quick Response Team on August 15th.
Relief is the need of the hour for people in the affected areas. There are a number of ways you can donate and help these people.
United Way Bengaluru
At https://uwbengaluru.org/flood-relief/ you can donate money to provide food support or sanitation support to one or more families. A donation of INR 1,700 can provide food support for one household. Food support for a family of 5 members consists of:
- Glucose Biscuits
- Soya Bean
- Tea Powder,
- Milk Powder And Sugar
A donation of INR 1,300 can provide one household with a water, sanitation and hygiene kit consisting of a,
- Sleeping mat
- Bed sheet
- Cooking vessels
- First aid
You can choose to support one or more families through either of these kits. Small donations can also be made.
Kodava Samaja, Bangalore
Kodava Samaja, Bangalore has opened an Account for flood relief funds. Kindly send donations to the following [source Twitter],
A/c Name: Kodava Samaja Flood Relief Fund Bangalore
A/c No: 1370101084312
IFSC Code CNRB0001370
Canara Bank, Vasantanagar Bangalore
People in Bangalore can also donate money at KVK Gonikappal through cheques made out to Puthari Farmers Producer Company Ltd.
Krish Vigyana Kendra
You can donate bottled water, dry rations, and clothes for the flood-affected people.
In Bangalore collection of the same is being organized by the Krish Vigyana Kendra, Gonikappal along with Puthari FPO.
Donations can be made between 9 am and 5 pm at the KVK campus in Gonikappal, Puthari FPO
Phone: +91 082 7424 8899
Please contact these numbers with care, there is no point in multiple people calling for seeking help for the same location.
- DC Kodagu: +91 94826 28409
- CEO ZP Kodagu: +91 94808 69000
- Helicopter Helpline
- Army Rescue Mission for Isolated People: +91 94465 68222
- Emergency Assistant Kushalnagar
- Sri Ramakrishna Ashram Ponnampet
- Swamiji Mukund Maharaj: +91 90361 06418
- CEO Puthari FPCL: +91 94812 36256 / 9945782383
- Free Tempo, Mansoor: +91 94499 90147
- Rescue Mission for Isolated People.
- Rescue Army: +91 94465 68222