The Indian state of Kerala is reeling from the worst flood crisis in memory. The land area received 300% more rainfall than usual in a period of less than 72 hours. All 44 rivers in the state are overflowing, some three or four times their capacity, and all 33 dams, including the mammoth 3-dam Idukki hydroelectric project (168m tall, 60 sqkm reservoir) are opened, altogether deluging the land with water. Red alert has been announced across the state. Tens of thousands of houses have been damaged or destroyed and 3.5 lakh people (1% of the state population) have been moved to around 2000 relief camps across the state. The infrastructure is terribly damaged. Road and rail links are broken There is great distress and pain. 324 people have lost their lives so far.

Please help us in this dire situation. The situation is extremely bad. Thousands of people are staring death in the face. Lakhs have lost everything, everything they ever had. We need all your support and help to rebuild our state and our lives and our people. Here is how you can help. This page tries to bring together all digital properties on the Kerala Floods into one place to help and aid in rescue operations, donations etc,.

Kerala Flood Relief Websites and Digital Properties

  • Kerala Rescue: Official rescue website run by government of Kerala and managed by Kerala IT Mission. Requests for rescue can be registered here. In addition to this, details of camps, resources, collection centers, contact information etc are available.
  • Google Sheet with details of everyone offering help and service of all kind (food, water, medicines, accommodation, transportation etc) in Kerala flood affected people and areas
  • Google Map showing flood help resources (shelter, rescue, relief material collection centers, shelters, camps, volunteers, jeep rescue and so on), updated live.
  • Kerala Flood Rescue: A compilation of food, resources and shelters by area. Users can add their own entries. Entries can be viewed on Google Maps also.
  • Unite Kerala: A compilation portal where camp operators can update all details and needs in camps at Chengannur, Thrissur, Ernakulam and other districts. These can be viewed by everyone so relief material can be supplied accordingly.
  • Kerala Flood: Helps you find collection points for Kerala flood relief items based on location/GPS
  • Google Person Finder: An initiative by Google to find missing people during the Kerala Floods. Users can enter details of missing persons and help others find missing people by supplying information which are then matched.

Request help/post requirements and publicise your offerings on Kerala Flood Relief via Whatsapp

KeralaFloodRescue has started a Whatsapp service where people can post urgent requirements of materials and services needed at relief camps and can also post any offerings for help. Please send details to this number below using the format given:


  • For Requests: REQUEST <details of what you need> LOCATION <location>
  • For Offers: OFFER <details of what you are offering> LOCATION <location>
  • eg: REQUEST Lungies, Dettol, Napkins for 200 people LOCATION Adimali
  • eg: OFFER bread for 300 people LOCATION Edappally

Transportation Status in Kerala: 21.08.2018 | 0030


Thrissur Guruvayur line remains closed.

Kollam Chenkotta line has opened.


12081 Jan Shatabdi Express (via Kottayam), 16305/16306 Ernakulam – Kannur Intercity Express, 16606 Nagercoil – Mangalore Ernad Express (16605 is running). 56377 Alappuzha-Kayamkulam passenger, 66302/66303/66307/66308/66309/66310 MEMUs, 56370/56373/56374/56375 Ernakulam – Guruvayur – Thrissur – Guruvayur – Ernakulam passengers, 56361/56364 Shoranur – Ernakulam – Shoranur passenger, 56365/56366 Punalur – Guruvayur – Punalur passenger, 56043/4 Guruvayur – Thrissur – Guruvayur passenger, 56394/3 Kollam – Kottayam – Kollam passenger.

NOTE: Many trains are running hours late. Please check NTES for live running status of trains in Kerala.


  • KSRTC has restored bus services on almost all routes.
  • The Karnataka – Kerala route of Muthanga – Sultan Batheri – Kalpetta – Kozhikode (via Thamarasserry Churam) has been fully opened.

Donate to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)

Please help by donating any amount to the CMDRF. It is fully safe and secure. Even the littlest amount can go a long way. All methods of digital payment are enabled, up and running.

1. Online Payment via Netbanking / Credit/Debit Card, Wallets

Official Kerala Government Portal


2. Fund Transfer / Account Payee / Wire Transfer / Direct Transfer

State Bank of India (SBI)

Account Number: 67319948232
A/c Name: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
IFSC Code: SBIN0070028

South Indian Bank (SIB)

Account Number : 0721053000002584
A/c Name: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
Branch : Corporate Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC : SIBL0000721

Federal Bank

Account Number : 10210100412397
A/c Name: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
Branch: Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC : FDRL0001021

3. Online Wallets

4. Payment Banks


5. UPI Apps (Bhim, Tez, PayTM, PhonePe etc)

VPA: keralacmdrf@sbi

Or scan the QR code below:

  • Contributions to CMDRF is fully exempted from income tax.
  • Contributions are accepted from around the world. International credit cards are accepted.
  • Contributions from abroad has been exempted from ceiling by relaxing Foreign Contribution Regulation rules.

5. Physical Contributions

Contributions to the CMDRF can be made in the physical (offline) mode also. Only cheques or Demand Drafts are accepted, no cash. Cheque/Demand Draft should be drawn on the name of the Principal Secretary (Finance) and sent to the following address.

Principle Secretary (Finance)
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
Thiruvananthapuram: 695 001
Kerala, India

Contributions in Kind to Relief Camps

There are hundreds of thousands of people stranded in relief camps with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Please try to make donations in kind of the below mentioned items to delivery to the camps.

Locations where you can drop off your contributions are given below and will be updated regularly. For more help, please reach out to Facebook or Twitter under the hashtag #KeralaFloods #KeralaRelief

Anbodu Kochi Collection Centers in all Major Indian Cities

District-wise Kerala Flood Relief Collection Centers List (KeralaRescue)

Necessary Medicines

Tablets and Syrups (pediatric/geriatric) in all cases

Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS)
Paracetamol – reduce fever
Clotrimazole – antifungal cream against skin infections
Amoxycillion – broad spectrum anti-bacterial antibiotic
Cotrimoxazole (Septran) – anti-bacterial (urinary tract/vaginal)
Doxycycline – Antibiotic against infections
Metronidazole – antibacterial antibiotic
Ciprofloaxine – antibiotic (diarrhoea)
Loperamide – diarrhoea
Diclofenac – anti-inflammatory drug
Ranitidine – stomach acid reflux
Salbutamol/Deriphyllin – Asthma
Glibenclamide/Glyburide (Daonil) – type 2 diabetes
Amlong/Amlodipine – high blood pressure, heart diseases
Domstal – anti vomiting
Dicyclomine – irritable bowel syndrome
Avil – antihistamine (allergies)
Cetirizine – antihistamine (severe allergies)
Pantoprazole – gastrointestinal reflux
Neomycin – antibacterial antibiotic ointment
Asthalin tablets, inhaler – Asthma
Expectorant (Cough Syrup)

Other Medical Items: Dettol/Savlon, Waterproof bandages and Cotton gauze, Plaster/Dressing Materials, Syringes and needles, Slings and any other auxiliary hospital equipment. Move patients/victims to hospitals immediately/as soon as possible. Antibiotics, injections should be taken/administered only on advice of medical personnel only as much as possible.

Most Urgently Required Items

Drinking water, sanitary napkins, diapers, dry and unused undergarments, clothing items, sweaters (male, female, children), shawls, socks, chappals, mufflers, towels, sleeping mats, doormats, bedsheets, blankets, soaps (all kinds) kitchen cutlery, crockery, basic utensils, feeding bottles, hi-brite torches, searchlights, candles and matches, batteries, anything that would make children happy, mops,  powerbanks, chargers, toothbrush/toothpaste, books.

Food should be freshly cooked (not more than 6 hours old), dry rusk, parippu (lentils), rice, green gram (cherupayar), other grains and pulses, atta, puttupodi, milk power, tea powder, coffee powder, dried fruits.

Please avoid donating these

Bread/buns, biscuits (cream and fancy), cake, milk, any sugary stuff, perishable food material (any food material with water content in them), cash, used/old/torn clothes.

More details and helplines to be added shortly.

All ad revenue from this website for this month will be donated to CMDRF.

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