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In Pics: Flood fury in Kerala; extensive rescue, relief operations underway

Kerala is witnessing worst floods in decades forcing the Centre to launch relief and rescue mission on war footing.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Thiruvananthapuram [ Updated: August 17, 2018 14:44 IST ]
Kochi: People being rescued from a flood-affected region

Kochi: People being rescued from a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018.

Massive relief and rescue operationa are being conducted in flood-hit Kerala, which is reeling under the wrath of torrential rains, which has so far claimed over 100 lives. 

Besides the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force, the Coast Guard and the National Disaster Response Force have also mobilised additional manpower, boats and helicopters to scale up the rescue and relief operations.

Food packets and drinking water are being rushed to Kerala for distribution among the people in 14 worst affected districts, while additional NDRF teams are also being sent to the state to assist the local administration in operations.

Kerala Flood Fury: In Pics

India Tv - Wayanad: NDRF personnel rescue the flood-hit people in Wayanad, Kerala on Saturday, August 11, 2018. 

Wayanad: NDRF personnel rescue the flood-hit people in Wayanad, Kerala on Saturday, August 11, 2018. 

India Tv - Thiruvananthapuram: An aerial view of the flood-hit areas of the state of Kerala on Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

Thiruvananthapuram: An aerial view of the flood-hit areas of the state of Kerala on Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

India Tv - Kozhikode: A person carries a grain sack as his house gets flooded after Kakkayam dam was opened following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kozhikode on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018.

Kozhikode: A person carries a grain sack as his house gets flooded after Kakkayam dam was opened following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kozhikode on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018.

India Tv - Kozhikode: People engage in flood rescue work after Kakkayam dam was opened following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kozhikode on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018.

Kozhikode: People engage in flood rescue work after Kakkayam dam was opened following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kozhikode on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018.

India Tv - Kochi: Air Force personnel carry out rescue operations at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018.

Kochi: Air Force personnel carry out rescue operations at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018.

India Tv - Kochi: A person stands near submerged trucks on a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018. 

Kochi: A person stands near submerged trucks on a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018. 

India Tv - Kochi: People wade across a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018. 

Kochi: People wade across a waterlogged street at a flood-affected region following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018. 

India Tv - Kochi: Submerged area near Cochin International Airport after monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery reportedly suspended operations till Saturday due to rains and floods.  

Kochi: Submerged area near Cochin International Airport after monsoon rainfall, in Kochi on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery reportedly suspended operations till Saturday due to rains and floods.

 

 

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