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Historic floods in Kerala

Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Flood victims carry relief material as they walk through a damaged area after floods, at Nelliyampathy Village in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Flood victims carry relief material as they walk through a damaged area after floods, at Nelliyampathy Village in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Flood victims carry relief material as they walk through a damaged area after floods, at Nelliyampathy Village in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman cleans the mud from the entrance of her house following floods in Paravur in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A woman cleans the mud from the entrance of her house following floods in Paravur in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A woman cleans the mud from the entrance of her house following floods in Paravur in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A Public Works Department (PWD) machine repairs a collapsed bridge after floods at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Public Works Department (PWD) machine repairs a collapsed bridge after floods at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Public Works Department (PWD) machine repairs a collapsed bridge after floods at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People ride a motorbike past the rubble of a small restaurant which collapsed due to floods in Paravur in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People ride a motorbike past the rubble of a small restaurant which collapsed due to floods in Paravur in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People ride a motorbike past the rubble of a small restaurant which collapsed due to floods in Paravur in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A Public Works Department (PWD) machine removes collapsed trees from a damaged road after floods at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Public Works Department (PWD) machine removes collapsed trees from a damaged road after floods at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Public Works Department (PWD) machine removes collapsed trees from a damaged road after floods at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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People wait for aid next to a makeshift raft at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People wait for aid next to a makeshift raft at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People wait for aid next to a makeshift raft at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Volunteers work at an aid distribution center inside a stadium in Kochi, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Volunteers work at an aid distribution center inside a stadium in Kochi, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Volunteers work at an aid distribution center inside a stadium in Kochi, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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An aerial view shows a partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows a partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows a partially submerged road at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Flood victims wait for food inside a college auditorium, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Kochi, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Flood victims wait for food inside a college auditorium, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Kochi, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Flood victims wait for food inside a college auditorium, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Kochi, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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An aerial view shows partially submerged buildings at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged buildings at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged buildings at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Rescuers evacuate people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescuers evacuate people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescuers evacuate people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Flood victims rest inside a university classroom, which is converted into a temporary relief camp in Kochi, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Flood victims rest inside a university classroom, which is converted into a temporary relief camp in Kochi, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Flood victims rest inside a university classroom, which is converted into a temporary relief camp in Kochi, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A sick man waits to be airlifted by Indian Navy soldiers from a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A sick man waits to be airlifted by Indian Navy soldiers from a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A sick man waits to be airlifted by Indian Navy soldiers from a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Rescuers help a pregnant woman to disembark a boat after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescuers help a pregnant woman to disembark a boat after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescuers help a pregnant woman to disembark a boat after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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People are airlifted by Indian Navy soldiers during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People are airlifted by Indian Navy soldiers during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People are airlifted by Indian Navy soldiers during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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An aerial view shows partially submerged houses and church at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses and church at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses and church at a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Rescuers help a woman to move through a water-logged road after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescuers help a woman to move through a water-logged road after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescuers help a woman to move through a water-logged road after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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People help a woman disembark from an Indian Navy helicopter at a relief camp after being rescued from a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People help a woman disembark from an Indian Navy helicopter at a relief camp after being rescued from a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People help a woman disembark from an Indian Navy helicopter at a relief camp after being rescued from a flooded area in Kerala, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A man rescues a drowning man from a flooded area after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man rescues a drowning man from a flooded area after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man rescues a drowning man from a flooded area after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Rescue workers evacuate people from flooded areas after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescue workers evacuate people from flooded areas after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Rescue workers evacuate people from flooded areas after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Indian Army soldiers rescue people from flood affected areas after the opening of Idamalayar, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Indian Army soldiers rescue people from flood affected areas after the opening of Idamalayar, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Indian Army soldiers rescue people from flood affected areas after the opening of Idamalayar, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Partially submerged trucks are seen surrounded by floodwaters at a parking bay after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Partially submerged trucks are seen surrounded by floodwaters at a parking bay after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Partially submerged trucks are seen surrounded by floodwaters at a parking bay after the opening of Idamalayr, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters on the outskirts of Kochi, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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