Published On: Aug 20, 2018
After 5 days of heavy downpour and floods, Kerala faces the gigantic task of rehabilitation of those rendered homeless due to the worst disaster that the Centre has called ‘calamity of severe nature’. As rain eases on Monday, the relief operations were in full swing by the Indian Army, Navy, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and India Coast Guard. As many as 357 people have reportedly died in the floods. Over 7.24 lakh people are staying in relief camps and around 38,000 flood-affected people have been rescued by different agencies so far. Kerala also faces challenge to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases in the state.