After the flood, be careful about snakes, loose electricity wires and drinking waterKerala has witnessed the most terrible flood in last hundred years. More than three hundred people died. More than three lakh people have become homeless. They are living in relief camps. Now, the rain has stopped. In place of incessant rain, now the people of the state are witnessing occasional light drizzle. Hopefully, the flood water would start receding very soon.
People will gradually return to their home. At that point of time, they must be very careful about snakes. It is quite natural that many snakes have left their holes and have come to human localities. People must be extra-cautious about snakes. In case of snake-bite, the patient must be taken to a hospital and not to a snake-charmer.
I have heard that in many places there is no electricity. When the electric supply will resume, people must be extra cautious about loose electric wires. These loose live wires cause many accidents and even death. So, ask the electricity department to disconnect such loose wires in residences and in the localities.
Finally, drinking water would be another major issue after such a devastating flood. If consuming mineral water is not possible, people should drink water after boiling the water. This would help to prevent water-borne diseases.