Kerala flood updates: Death toll rises to 357, red alert in 13 out of 14 districts

The Indian Navy, Airforce and Army started distributing the food packets in the flood relief camps in different parts of Kerala on Friday as the state’s condition still remains the same. Rescue teams are carrying operations of rescuing people in the state but still many people are not evacuated.

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With roads blocked, many areas are facing fuel, medicine shortage. Meanwhile many hospitals are facing oxygen cylinders shortage.

Many youngsters have turned volunteers to help the flood affected people. As crisis deepened, many have open up their homes for flood survivors. The Met office had forecast more rain for the next two days. The state government has asked telecom companies to restore network which has been disrupted.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also tweeted about the same, saying that the Kerala government is has revised the project and the project now requires motorised boats from 100 to 600.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Kerala on Friday evening and take the aerial survey of the flood affected area. PM Modi will visit Kerala after former PM’s Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral.

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Torrential rains, landslides and floods have claimed almost 324 lives so far and have bought life to a still.


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