Indian health authorities prepared defenses against the spread of disease in flood-hit Kerala state on Monday as water receded and a huge clean-up gathered pace after the worst floods in a century killed more than 200 people. In one of the videos of the rescue operation, a man is seen lending his back as a stair to help women to get into a boat.
People trapped without food, water and electricity anxious about being left without help as their phone batteries were dying.
"There are seven families in this apartment now".
"The warmer atmosphere holds more water vapour, and generally the land is warming more quickly than the oceans, and the difference in temperature between the land and oceans is what drives the monsoons", said Prof Osborn, a lead author of the fifth assessment report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited the state yesterday, announcing a 60 million euro aid package for the region.
Thousands of army, air force and navy troops, along with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), are undertaking the search and rescue operations.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there was no shortage of food in the state as traders had stocked up ahead of Onam, the state's biggest festival which falls on August 25.
These improving weather conditions could make it easier for rescue workers trying to reach the almost 10,000 people who are still stranded.
With hundreds of thousands of people converging in halls and auditoriums of schools, temples, churches, and mosques with little or no toilet facilities, people from less affected areas moved in to help those badly in need. Videos on social media showed groups of people breaking open shops to take food. He put the death toll from floods and landslides since the start of the rainy season at 324.More news: Malcolm Turnbull to face party room as Peter Dutton considers leadership challenge
"It was surreal. The water was close to the knees at one point and within a few minutes it was touching five feet with a current so strong that we saw big cars floating like tin cans", said Mumthaz, who has only one name.
Officials estimate that more than 10,000 kilometres of roads have been damaged in the natural disaster.
More than 350 people have died and at least 800,000 others have been displaced, according to The Associated Press.
"It was also decided that the Congress president and all Congress MPs and MLAs and MLCs across India will donate one month's salary, which will be sent through the AICC for relief measures", Mr. Surjewala added.More news: Fitbit announces Charge 3 fitness tracker, coming this October for $150