Published On: Aug 19, 2018
Kerala is battling its worst floods in a century. Over 209 people have died since August 8 and more than 7 lakh people are in relief camps. But with rainfall intensity having decreased over the past few days, and the IMD predicting no heavy rains in the next 4 days, the situation is likely to improve. The focus will now move from rescue operations to providing basic necessities to lakhs of people staying in over 5000 relief camps set up across the flood-hit areas. While help has been pouring in from across India, much more needs to be done. The center has provided 5000 million tonnes of food grains of which 100 metric tonnes will be airlifted on 20th August. Medical camps are being established by NDRF teams in several areas to provide care to the needy people.