Rain Lets Up In Kerala, Thousands Still Feared Trapped: 10 Facts

Rescuers plead for help as thousands stranded in flooded Kerala

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

It is critical you declare the floods as a National Disaster.

A Reuters photographer on a naval helicopter said water levels had receded in villages around the city of Kochi.

This is the first time since August 9 that Red Alert has been withdrawn from the entire state.

Water level in major rivers has decreased.

Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water and rice have been sent to the state. "I had got the amount from people and I am happy to give back the amount to the needy", she said. He said, rehabilitation will be done by various agencies.

An estimated 4,000 relief camps are now across Kerala, Kurian said.

AIR correspondent reports that situation in Chengannur still remains critical. So far, more than 150,000 people have moved into these tents. "I'm begging you. Please help me, the people in my place will die. Gradually, the rainfall intensity is decreasing", Mohapatra said.

Weather officials have predicted more rains across the state through Monday morning. The outflow of water from both the Mullaperiyar and Idukki dams has also reduced.

The state has been asked for daily surveillance to detect early warning signs of any outbreak. "Kerala is facing the worst flood in its history and we have undertaken massive rescue and relief operations".

"Dear PM, increasing funds allocated for Kerala relief to Rs. 500 crore is a good step but nowhere near enough".

President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to Governor and CM of Kerala & inquired about the flood situation.

Vijayan said the government would help the migrant workers who may not be in a position to work immediately after being stranded in the floods. The government is doing everything possible to help the affected people. It offered to run a special food and medicine train from Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam as per the requirements of the State Government to distribute food and medicines to all the stations on the way.In the review meeting, it has been chose to make the Naval airstrip at Kochi functional for commercial flights by 20th August.

Skeletal services were run between Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram and on Alapuzha-Kottayam routes.

As the rain fury finally abated on Sunday, 724,649 people remained in 5,645 camps in Kerala following "one of the worst ever floods" that has left about 370 dead and caused unprecedented destruction. An official said, the consignment on board the ship, "Sankalp", includes items donated by people to various NGOs and the Maharashtra government. Another ship with 50 tonnes of relief material is also scheduled to leave from the New Mangaluru port for Kochi today.

"Everyone that we know is safe, but a lot of people are suffering for the food and the drinkable water", Abraham said, adding that he will return to India later this year to take care of his family.

The Department of Consumer Affairs has made arrangements to airlift 100 metric tonnes of pulses by tomorrow with additional quantities to be sent by train. The Railways will provide blankets and bedsheets to meet the immediate requirements of the State Government.

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