Kerala's Worst Floods in a Century

The rains subsided today, but rescue workers are still at work in Kerala, India, following the area’s worst flooding in nearly a century.
 
Torrential rains since August 8 spurred deadly floods that killed more than 190 people, but at least 370 people have died in floods in the area since the end of May, Al Jazeera reported. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced—possibly well over 1.5 million, T.M. Thomas Isaac, Kerala's finance minister said. He praised the role of fishermen in risky efforts to rescue some 22,000 people on Sunday alone.
 
Now, the state faces a staggering cleanup, with infrastructure losses estimated at $3 billion, and health officials are gearing up to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases in the temporary relief camps, according to Reuters.

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