In a Facebook post on India Today channel, Chennganur MLA, Saji Cherian has appealed for help from the Armed Forces. The area is marooned in flood waters and he wanted the Army to airlift the people. If help does not come soon, thousands of people will die, he said in the post. Chennganur is a remote area in Alapuzha district and flood water levels have risen to alarming levels overnight, as gates of three dams were opened. Though some people were being shifted in boats, time is running out, the MLA pleaded.