Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM Narendra Modi, Requests For Long-Term Strategy For Flood Hit Wayanad
New Delhi, August 14: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested Centre's intervention in dealing with the floods in Kerala and Wayanad, which also happens to be his constituency. Gandhi visited Vayanad on Sunday and the flood-hit areas including Puthumala district, which is most affected. Gandhi left Kerala on Tuesday after his visit to Wayanad. Kerala Floods: Rahul Gandhi Arrives in Wayanad, Meets People at Relief Camp in His Lok Sabha Constituency.
Rahul Gandhi wrote to PM suggesting "installation of early warning systems, specially designed landslide/flood shelters and developing long term strategy and action plan to protect lives and livelihoods of people and environment of Wayanad to be taken up on priority."
At least 91 people have lost their lives while 59 others are still missing across 14 districts of the flood-battered Kerala, SDRF said on Tuesday. As per official data recorded till 5 pm today, 34 others have also sustained injuries due to the natural calamity. Torrential rains over the last few days have wreaked havoc in across the state and also caused several landslides.
Malappuram is the worst hit with the highest death toll of 31. As many as 1,239 relief camps are currently operational in the state. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also visited several cities to take stock of the flood situation. Forecasting no relief, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted "cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers" for the next five days in the state. (With ANI Inputs)