Karnataka Floods 2019
At least nine deaths have been reported and several people have been injured in 12 northwest and coastal districts of Karnataka.

Karnataka is currently reeling under floods, with 12 districts in northwest and coastal parts of the state affected. So far, 1,24,291 people have been evacuated, at least nine deaths have been reported and several people have been injured in 12 northwest and coastal districts of the state.  

The affected districts are Belagavi, Bagalkot, Bijapur (Vijayapura), Raichur and Yadigir in the northwest region and Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu and Udupi in the coastal area and Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga in the Malnad region in the central parts of the state.

Multiple rescue efforts are in place for those affected by the flooding. Here are some links to Karnataka flood relief initiatives and addresses where people can donate funds and supplies and help those affected:

The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has asked for funds to tide over the crisis. 

To contribute, people can transfer funds to: 

Chief Minister Relief Fund Natural Calamity

Account No.: 37887098605

IFSC code: SBIN0040277

Bank: State Bank of India, Vidhana Soudha Branch

MICR Code: 560006043

The Chief Minister's office is also accepting online donations. Click here to donate.

Relief materials required

1. Mysuru City Corporation has set up a collection centre at the town hall for handing over flood relief materials. For more information, contact 0821-2440890.

2. BJP MP Tejasvi Surya has also shared the details of a collection centre that his office is helping coordinate. Relief materials required include clothes, warmers, bedsheets, rice and pulses, wheat flour, dry food, etc. This collection drive has eight drop-off points in Bengaluru. Details below:

3. Personalities from the Kannada film industry have also come forward to do their bit. Actor Rakshit Shetty's Paramvah Studios is also aiding the relief efforts and has set up a collection centre in Nagadevanahalli in Bengaluru. Contributions will be collected up until Saturday, August 10. Food, medicines, clothing and other essentials are being collected. For further details, those looking to contribute or volunteer can contact 8105838385 or 9035644647.

4. Taking to social media, actor Shwetha R Prasad announced a collection point for flood relief materials that will be set up on Saturday and Sunday at Munivenkatappa Auditorium in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Those willing to volunteer have been asked to reach the venue by 10 in the morning. 

Address 1: RR Nagar Munivenkatappa Ground, Ideal Homes

Address 2: Padmanabhanagar, #92, 22nd Main, 12th A Cross, Raghavendra Layout, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore 560070

Timings: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7pm

List of materials required: Sweaters, blankets, raincoats, umbrellas, waterproof shoes/slippers

Food: Rice, dal, pulses, milk powder, good life milk, baby food, sugar and salt, puffed rice

Medicines: Paracetamol, mosquito repellant, sanitary napkins and diapers, Dettol

Other supplies: Soaps, shampoos, toothpaste/brush, batteries, matchbox, torchlight

Contact: Suhas at 9481645189 

5. Let’s Do It Mysore, a citizen's group in Mysuru, has dispatched one round of flood relief materials and is inviting more donations of clothes, blankets, towels, bedsheets, torches, candles etc.  Relief materials can be sent to — Let's do it! Mysuru, C/o Safe Wheels, CH 16, 4th Main, 5th Cross, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru - 570015.

For bank transfers: 

Account name: Lets Do It Mysore

Account number: 4250000100084473

Bank: Punjab National Bank, Saraswatipuram

IFSC code: PUNB0425000

Donations are exempt under Section 80G of the IT Act. 

6. Karnataka Red Cross has set up a collection point in Bengaluru, and are also accepting bank transfers. Donation accepted include life jackets, mosquito sets, clothes, umbrellas, raincoats, towels, torches and tarpaulin sheets. 

Bengaluru collection point:  No 26, Red Cross Bhavan, 1st Floor, Race Course Road. 

Contact information: Phone: 080-22264205, 223552127

Email: ircskar@gmail.com

Mr. Dilip, Media In-Charge: 9538330511

Bank details: 

Account Name: Indian Red Cross Society Relief Account

Bank Name: Vijaya Bank, Gandhinagar Branch

A/c no.: 181500301000273

IFSC code: VIJB0001815

Donations are exempt under Section 80G of the IT Act. 

7. Way for Life NGO has set up 19 collection centres across Bengaluru for flood relief. Individual areas and contact details are below: 

8. Durga Prasad, an individual, has started a campaign on Ketto with an aim to crowdfund Rs 10 lakh in order to buy food supplies, tents, plastic sheets (for temporary shelter) and medicines. Find the link here

9. A group of people from North Karnataka has started an initiative on Milaap to help the victims of the floods in the area. The funds will be used to provide basic supplies to flood victims in Belagavi, Bagalkot, Raichur, Hubli, Dharwad and Yadgir districts. In addition to the relief works, the funds will be used for rehabilitation efforts. Find the campaign here

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