“The most devastating flood of the century almost brought Kerala to its knees, but it also brought in an army of good Samaritans, who came from all over the state to help get people back on their feet,” says Sameer S.M., chair of IEEE Kerala Section in India.
Climate change is an undeniable reality the world is facing. It is manifesting itself through cyclones, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and tornadoes. The natural disasters have spread a veil of gloom and unpredictability around the future. What happened in Kerala was a sign of this shroud.
The fury of the rain gods was unstoppable, but courage and bravery arose from the collaboration of IEEE members who helped save lives. The cooperation across IEEE was overwhelming and generated new technology projects.