Kerala flood updates: Death toll rises to 94; 1,65,538 people kept in relief camps

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The state of Kerala has been witnessing acute flood situation since past few days owing to incessant rain, the death toll in Kerala flood has increased to 94. Thirty-Three dams have been opened across Kerala and more rains have been in forecast till Saturday.

Eleven people are missing, 41 injured, 165538 people are in 1155 relief camps, 2857 houses damaged and 3393 hectares of crop loss, reported news agency ANI

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appealed the people for their generous contributions to battle the worst floods faced by Kerala in nearly a century.

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Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been asked to mobilize additional manpower, boats and helicopters to scale up the rescue and relief operations. Food packets and drinking water are also being rushed.

Earlier today, NDRF teams evacuated 926 persons to a safer place at Pathamithitta, Kozzhikode, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Alappuzha. Army also built a 35-feet long bridge and rescued around 100 people including children and senior citizens from Malampuzha’s Valiyakadu village.

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The Indian Coast Guard has also mobilised ten teams to assist District Disaster Management Authority in evacuating people from the flood-affected areas.  The Coast Guard relief teams have been placed at Patanamthitta, Munanbam, Aranmula, Idukki, Ferok-Calicut, and Allepy respectively whereas two relief teams each have been dispatched for Aluva and Chengannur. The teams are equipped with Gemini Boats for evacuating the stranded people especially women, children and senior citizens.

Meanwhile, Indo-Tibetan Border Police jawans rescued senior citizens in Arattupuzha village of Thrissur district. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss flood situation in the state.

People have taken it to twitter and posted a lot of videos of the acute flood situation:

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