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The lens has been an inseparable part of the calamity in Kerala. Some frames documenting the event.

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    Sudden Surge
    Water gushes down the Athirapilly falls after ­torrential rains
    Photograph by The New Indian Express
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    Trucks carry rescue boats in the flooded streets of Pandalam town, near Sabarimala. Due to ­sudden flooding, boats and rescue officials had to be ­dispatched on a priority basis to the town.
    Photograph by Getty Images
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    Devil’s Course
    The Cheruthoni dam, from which flows this raging river, can be seen towards the top right of the picture. All its five shutters were opened for the first time since it was commissioned in 1973.
    Photograph by The New Indian Express
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    Submerged almost entirely until a few days ago, the receding water reveals the Mahadeva ­temple in Aluva, near Kochi
    Photograph by The New Indian Express
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    Tired & Hung
    In Vaniyakkadu, Ernakulam district, a marriage hall is turned into a relief camp
    Photograph by The New Indian Express
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    Black tea, porridge and bananas for breakfast at a relief camp in Alappuzha. Hundreds of volunteers, ­including prisoners in Thiruvananthapuram jail, have been cooking meals for survivors
    Photograph by The New Indian Express
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    People being airlifted by navy ­personnel during a rescue operation in Paravoor near Kochi
    Photograph by Getty Images
Noah’s Park
outlookindia.com
2018-08-24T18:25:47+0530
  • Death toll since August 8 225 (Maximum deaths reported from Thrissur, 52, Idukki, 44, and Malappuram, 30)
  • Districts affected 13 (out of 14 districts)
  • Relief camps opened 3,729
  • People evacuated 8,58,382
  • Estimated losses  Rs 19,512 cr

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“Where it pricks, hurts and bleeds is in the lack of ­transparency of the central government: in its actions and, mostly, the lack of them. We, the people, are not going to ­forget this.”

Parvathy, Actress

‘NDMA must inform agencies about how to act.... States must build rain shelters, buy equipment, and set up a chain of c­ommand down to the panchayats.”

M.S. Reddy, Former vice-chairperson, NDMA

 

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