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About 1.08 million people were in 3,646 relief camps on Monday, up from 850,000 on Sunday.

The floods, called the worst in a hundred years, were triggered by the monsoon season which runs from June to September.

"The politburo of CPI-M fervently appeals to people of the entire country to contribute generously to aid the rescue and relief operations", a party statement read. However, he said the officials had largely restored the state's water supply systems.

Fans of Liverpool Football Club in Kerala, known as Kerela Reds also tweeted for support and urged their community members to donate to the Kerala CMs Relief Fund.

Some organisations released online forms asking victims to identify which essentials supplies they needed along with details on where those supplies could be delivered.

Thousands of homes were affected by the flood.

The Humane Society International, an animal welfare group, has

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The centre has declared the floods in the state a "calamity of severe nature". While the central government has dispatched multiple military units to Kerala, state officials are pleading for additional help.Officials have put initial storm damage estimates at almost $3 billion.Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates, where many Keralites work, has also offered assistance to the state.

The naval airstrip at Kochi will be available for commercial flights by Monday. About 800,000 people now living in some 4,000 relief camps.

The subsiding of water from surrounding areas has left an onslaught of debris and waste accumulated acrosses bridges and roads.

Declaring the Kerala floods as a "national calamity" would help in garnering funds not only from the country but also in getting aid from overseas, Antony said. In one of the videos of the rescue operation, a man is seen lending his back as a stair to help women to get into a boat.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the media about this in a press meet, adding that he was grateful to the UAE.

"They used these huge cooking pots to rescue around 100 people in the first wave of flash floods, as no one was prepared (for a rescue)", one local rescuer told AFP.

UAE's Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had on Saturday instructed an immediate formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by the floods in Kerala. However, according to the latest IMD weather forecast, for the next week, heavy rains are expected in several parts of Kerala including Cochin, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts.


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