Seva Bharathi Appeal Oct 2009

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Seva Bharathi has taken up relief efforts on a war footing and is providing much needed relief to the flood affected. the victims are provided with food, counseling and medicines.
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  Appeal Oct 2009Support Flood-hit Victims inAndhra Pradesh and KarnatakaSeva Bharathi The worst Inflows in a centuary for the River Krishna and a 60years. At least 168 people have been killed inAndhra Pradesh and neighboring Karnataka due to floods resulting from heavy rains since Wednesday (1stOct).Andhra Pradesh is facing the worst ever floods in its 60 years, as 60 per cent of Kurnool district was submerged onFriday leaving thousands homeless and stranded without food and water. Nearly two lakh people have beenevacuated to relief camps in the worst-affected districts of Kurnool, Mahabubnagar and Krishna district.Media News The Hindu Bussinessline Rains in the last 48 hours have wreaked havoc inundating over 30 villages and the temple town of Mantralayamand Kurnool city, cutting off national highway, making it inaccessible. Similar is the situation within the drought-prone district of Mahbubnagar. The Government anticipates more flooding in Krishna district and Vijayawada inparticular. Gulf Times Bangalore: More than 130 people have died and hundreds are being evacuated due toheavy rains which have lashed the southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradeshover the past three days, officials said.  Hundreds of people trapped by the floodwaters were stranded on rooftops waiting to berescued. “Over 40,000 houses have been damaged,” an official at the Karnataka revenueministry said. The water level of rivers Budhabalanga, Baitarani and Brahmani is inchingtowards the danger mark at a few places. Telegraph IndiaOfficials said a depression over the Bay of Bengal had emptied 860mm of rainwater intoKurnool and Mahboobnagar districts, causing the Tungabhadra and Krishna inflows to smasha 100-year-old record. Districts reporting a 60 per cent deficit monsoon were now surplus by100 per cent.  Hundreds of devotees were stranded in the southern pilgrim town of Mantralayam, wherethe pontiff of the Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Suchistrananda Theertha, was evacuated bya government helicopter after floodwaters entered the shrine. The starving pilgrims spent a sleepless night on rooftops, at bus stands and guesthouses.  Preliminary first hand report from volunteersSeva Bharati volunteers have already started launching relief camps in affected towns of AP, Karnataka andOrissa. Right now food is being Distributed to the affected people. As per the preliminary report received fromvolunteers for below 2 districts the situation is as below: Kurnool District:Affected DataAffected mandals: 15 No of Volunteers: 400Relief material: 6 truck loadsFood Packets: 70,000Bread packets: 15,000Water packets: 40,000Affected people: 300,000Medicines for: 10,000 peopleFlooded villages: 30Towns flooded: Kurnool, NandyalCamp off Seva Bharathi: Pullareddy Engg College, KurnoolAgricultural land: 100,00 acre cropMantralaya - famous temple of Raghavendra Swamy completely immersed in water. Palamoor District ( Mahabubnagar District): Affected Data Tanks / Ponds that have bunds cut off: 222People affected: 200,000Villages Affected : 41Effected Mandals: 8Aiza, Vaddepalli, Manavapadu, Alampur, Pebberu, Gadwal (Rural), Gattu, Kollapur Affected Agricultura land: 8,184 acresVillages completely Submerged : 150 villages completely sub-merging in water. No Of Volunteers involved: 170Food Distribution: 3 Quintals (2000 Packets)Water packets: 1500 How to contribute A time for action is here again. Let us donate generously for the relief and rehabilitation of the affected peoplemany of whom have lost everything overnight. Online transfer of funds can be done to Seva Bharathi A/c No: 630501065297, ICICI Bank, Himayat Nagar Branch, Hyderabad  . You can also draw a cheque/draft in the name of Seva Bharathi and  post/courier it to below address  SEVA BHARATHIH No:3-2-106, Nimboliadda, Hyderabad 500027Ph: +91-040-24610056, Mob: + 91 9701226830, +91 9849262868 Donations can be made online at: Donation Seva bharathi  [Please note that all contributions to Seva Bharathi are tax-exempt under 80G.]  If you are interested in joining the Seva Bharathi team at ground zero, please send email to sewabharathi@gmail.com . Him I call a Mahatma whose heart bleeds for the poor – Swami Vivekananda
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