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Thousands of people stranded in isolated buildings and rooftops in flood-hit Kerala were rescued today, even as rains and fresh landslides were reported in some places as the death toll stayed at 324 in the second spell of monsoon fury since August 8.

Authorities also withdrew the red alert which was issued in these three districts and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted moderate rains in a few districts of the state. Kollam, however, will continue to receive heavy rainfall today, but will see the intensity reducing from Monday.

But roads and 134 bridges have been damaged, cutting off remote areas in the hilly districts of Kerala which are worst affected.

Rescuers have struggled to reach many areas because flooded lanes are often too narrow for boats.

The worst-affected places where people have remained stranded for the past three days without food or water include Chengannur, Pandalam, Thiruvalla and several other areas in Pathanamthitta district and Aluva, Angamaly and Paravur in Ernakulam, according to IANS.

While JSW Group said it has initiated a group-wide initiative wherein its employees voluntarily contribute in cash as well as in-kind, TVS Motor Company has contributed Rs one crore to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).

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The Indian Air Force dropped aid packets for flood-hit victims in the southern state.

Punjab, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu have already announced aid for flood-ravaged Kerala.

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Vijayan, the chief minister, has requested extra funding as well as 20 more helicopters and 600 motorised boats to step up the rescue efforts.

Meanwhile, several people who reached their houses found it hard to control their tears seeing their dwelling in total disarray. She also said the state needs a huge quantity of medicines. "A major health drive is being planned to prevent communicable diseases", the minister said.

"Special emergency fix teams have been set up and additional trained manpower will be deployed from dealerships in neighbouring states to expedite turnaround time for the repairs".

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"Now the problem is that with the water level coming down, it might not be able to operate the big boats and hence we will have to use small or rubber boats".

"We risked our lives in the rescue work but now there's no help for us", the group said. The outflow from both it and Mullaperiyar dam has also reduced, decreasing water flow into the Periyar and its tributaries flowing through Ernakulam and Thrissur.

On Sunday, the Kottayam rail sector restarted operations with special passenger trains. It is critical you declare the floods as a National Disaster.

On Saturday, PM Modi conducted an aerial survey of Kerala and met state officials to discuss the flood situation.

"The rules are very clear and it is that the Army should act under the National Disaster Management Authority".

"Instead of adopting a liberal approach in extending assistance, PM Modi is playing politics by deliberately delaying or denying the required help", Reddy said. @CMOKerala" Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is now in England working for Sky for the Test series between England and India, said, "The people in Kerala need all the help possible, to deal with the crisis and get back on their feet.

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