The fishermen known as ‘Kerala’s own Army’, has once again shown that they are super heroes with rescuing about 1000 people from flood hit regions in Kerala.
As per reports, several fishermen are still out in the flood hit regions giving a helping hand to the other rescue forces and many more are waiting to join the rescue operations.
As per reports, the fishermen had rescued about 350 people from Nilambur, Kondotty, Pothukal, 300 people from Iritty, Kuttiyatoor, Chengalayi and Sreekandapuram, 100 people from Pattambi, Alathoor and Beypore regions.
With the flood situation worse in many regions, the government has roped in the service of the fisherfolk. The officials said that 225 fishermen have been now deployed and 580 are still waiting for rendering their service.
A total of 110 boats have been now deployed in various places and they would be engaged in rescue operation along with the district administration. The maximum number of boats deployed are in Malappuram (43 numbers), followed by Kozhikode (22), Kannur (22), Ernakulam and Thrissur (7 each), Palakkad (5) and Wayanad (1).
Of the 288 boats ready for operations, the officials said that 50 boats from Alappuzha district are ready, 43 from Malappuram, 40 from Kozhikode, 32 from Ernakulam, 28 from Kannur, 22 from Kottayam, 20 each from Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam, 11 from Thrissur, 10 from Pathanamthitta, 4 from Kasargode and 2 boats from Idukki are ready to be deployed.
The government has also roped in the service of the newly formed Sea Rescue Squad in the flood hit regions. The officials noted that 77 sea rescue squads have been deployed and 271 are awaiting instructions. They said that 28 sea rescue squads has been deployed in Kannur, 20 in Mallapuram, 18 in Kozhikode and seven each in Ernakulam and Thrissur. Rains continued to play havoc in the state with many of the regions still under flood water and many places experiencing landslides. About 38 people were reported to have been killed in the monsoon fury.