Kerala continues to stay strong against its battle with the downpour and has managed to successfully rescue more than 1 lakh people over the past week. The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and the Kochi airport have suspended its operations this morning as the rains continue to create a petrifying situation. The service will be resumed once the water comes down and the systems are back in good condition. With rains still bucketing down heavily leading to flooding across Kerala, another 99 deaths were reported on Thursday, increasing the toll to 79, since the 8th of August. More than 10,000 kilometers of roads and hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged across the state, officials said. Since 1924, this rain is said to have caused the worst damage to the state. Over 60,000 people are in relief camps and the damages to crops and properties are estimated to be more than Rs. 8,000 crore.
Here is a glimpse of how the rains have impacted houses and properties across the cities.
'No way to escape from this place… This is condition inside the house. Water will soon move up. It has already reached the staircase level. Please pray'
SoS message from #Chengannur #KeralaFloods #LiveUpdates https://t.co/Mxu27WiRjn pic.twitter.com/8b6veE4UHQ
— Firstpost (@firstpost) August 16, 2018
While the rains continue to pour here are some heroes that are constantly risking their lives to protect ours.
Our army assisting the villagers to cross the floods.
— Joseph Michael Jose (@JosephMichaelJ) August 11, 2018
The state electricity board members working 24*7 irrespective of the deluge.
Kerala has seen many superheroes in last few days.
— Revathy (@RevathyNS) August 16, 2018
Emergency helpline numbers for the needy
Be strong now because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but can’t rain forever! Please keep the people of Kerala in your prayers!