For the past week, Belagavi has been seeing one of its worst flood situation in many decades.
Unprecedented rain and then followed by waterlogged streets, flooded houses, stranded transportation – all this and more define the grim situation in Belagavi from Monday to Thursday.
The city is going through a very challenging time, facing its highest rainfall in 10 years and the floods that followed.
Waterlogging has risen to 6-10 feet in some localities and all residents are caught with very less water food.
HESCOM as a precautionary measure has stopped the power supply to most inundated areas. Some areas have no power for more than 48 hours now.
In such a situation, it is very important for people to help each other out. And they are doing so in some amazing ways. Standing strong against the heavy downpour, these Good Samaritans did not miss out on any opportunities to assist. This is our chance to thank and salute the selfless people who are doing their best for their fellow beings while being in the middle of a crisis themselves.
A host of Good Samaritan’s has come forward to help the stranded. May it be with food, rescuing the stranded or giving medical help.
This was also the time when Social media be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Whatsapp all were put to good use to gather volunteers and then the entire schedule was shared and they got to work. Rescue teams were Sent to Chandgad with a distress call received and then managed from Bengaluru.
Most of the restaurateurs have helped in making food and supplying it to the needy. Each one did just whatever he or she could do, but the feeling of helping others is important and being with your fellow citizens during their time of grief and need is of utmost importance.
From the MLA’s to the ground workers, each one tried to do his bit to help the stranded. The heavy downpour was not resistant at all for these youths, for them the aim was to give relief in form medicines, water, food, clothing to the needy.
Many were rescued in boats, even Plastic bathtubs and thermocol boxes. They helped when it was needed the most.
Many hotels, mangal karlayas have opened their doors with the help of others and are providing food shelter to the needy.
We salute this gesture of the people who have come to help others in need of time.
This worst situation in Belagavi has stood together. No Religion difference no political difference, Masjid, and Mandir giving shelter to all.
Salute to the great spirit of Belagavi.