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Kerala Floods 2018: 12 tweets which you need to see now

Kerala Floods 2018: People from all around the state are uploading SOS videos requesting for relief materials and rescue operation.

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 17, 2018 14:41 IST ]
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Kerala Floods 2018

With no signs of relenting monsoon, Kerala continues to fight the heavy downpour and floodwater, which has caused massive destruction to lives and property. Taking the death toll to 167, it is the worst flooding in 90 years. The destruction has made people fear the recurrence of what is known as "The Great Flood of 99". The Meteorological Department has warned heavy downpour in 13 out of 14 districts except for Kasargod. The rescue operation is in full swing with the military on its toes to help the flood-hit people. Indian Air Force has established High Availability Disaster Recovery at Thiruvananthapuram and is working in collaboration with the state government to plan and implement rescue operations. Local fishermen have also joined the rescue mission to evacuate stranded people.

People from all around the state are uploading SOS videos requesting for relief materials and rescue operation. Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has cut the supply in 80 percent on the state. Amidst all these, ecologists are unhappy as the government refused to implement the Gadgil Committee’s recommendations in 2011. Environmentalists claim it to be a man-made disaster as the government rejected its recommendation of putting strong restrictions on mining, quarrying, illegal forest land acquisition and construction of high-rise buildings. All rivers in the state are in spate and shutters of 35 dams have been opened.

In such a crisis, here are tweets on Kerala floods 2018 which you need to see right now.

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