Kerala Floods: Supreme Court judge Kurian Joseph volunteered at a collection drive in Delhi.
Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph's brother and sister were among those who were displaced in the floods that devastated Kerala. The house of justice Joseph in the town of Kalady in Ernakulam district is flooded like several other towns and villages in Kerala, which is facing the worst flooding in a century. At least 164 people have died in the flood since August 8 – the number of deaths has risen to 357 this monsoon.
The birthplace Kalady of the Supreme Court Judge is just 7 km from the flooded airport of Kochi which is closed until 26 August.  Justice Joseph's brother who lived in that house had to move to a relief camp three days ago. The judge in the court has no contact with his brother ever since.
"The problem is that there are no phone signals," he told NDTV. His sister also had to move out of her house and hide at the home of a relative.
The judge of the highest court volunteered a rehabilitation collection in Kerala in Delhi on Saturday night. He spent almost five hours in the gathering organized by a group of lawyers who rushed to clean up the tons of relief materials donated by people. He saw how boxes of biscuits, milk powder and medicines were packed and packed and these boxes were labeled.
"Everyone is now family", he told NDTV.
There is help going for Kerala from people from all over the world and beyond. Many NGOs have shipped essential materials that people need who have become homeless in the coastal state. The Kerala government emergency relief fund portal has also received donations from thousands of people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who aired the affected areas on Saturday, promised an Rs 500 help to the flood-stricken state along with more helicopters, boats and other equipment for rescue and rescue.