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Indian state of Kerala recovers after floods

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Staff Writer | August 26, 2018
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Asia   The Indian Air Force is providing medical facilities

More than 500,000 people returned to their homes after floods in the Indian state of Kerala and they are repairing their houses, eliminating the mud and driving out reptiles, especially poisonous snakes.

With some people returning home after the flood waters receded and hundreds of thousands still in 2,770 relief camps, because their homes were destroyed or are still flooded, the Kerala government assumed cleaning tasks after the worst disaster in the state in a century.

Local Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who visited several camps in the severely affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta and Thrissur, said that the government is now focusing on assisting the affected people and rebuilding the area, according to the website of the newspaper Hindustan Times.

Meanwhile, people from all over the country and abroad are offering to help the state with material and cash donations to the Disaster Relief Fund, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

The Indian Air Force is providing medical facilities to people in relief camps, and its teams serve more than 1,600 people in 26 camps.

It also established a ten-bed mobile hospital and a rapid-action medical team.

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