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People evacuated from rooftops as Kerala floods kill 164 [SINCE 8 AUG]
On Thursday morning, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had asked the country's defence ministry to further step up rescue and relief operations across the state. Modi was expected to visit Kerala on Friday.

Authorities have opened the gates of 34 reservoirs as water reached dangerous levels.

324 killed so far in Kerala monsoon, CM says flood situation grave
The Army said it has a total of 10 flood relief columns, 10 Engineer Task Force, 53 BAUTs are in rescue and relief operations. Two additional special teams will be joining soon.

Vijayan also sought to allay fears after rumours that the century-old Mullaperiyar dam had developed cracks and warned action against rumour-mongers.

"There is no threat to any dam," he said.

Kerala floods Live: Death toll climbs to 385 [SINCE 29 MAY]; Over 3.1 lakh become homeless

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by Cat on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 at 06:57:27 PM EST
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Hawaii volcano eruption slows to virtual halt after more than three months
Neal said it remains to be seen whether the reduced flow at Fissure 8 will turn out to be a brief pause or an extended lull, or whether other vents will reactivate. A similar 88-day eruption in the lower east rift zone in 1955 was punctuated by one pause of five days and one lasting 16 days, Neal said.
Kīlauea summit and lower East Rift Zone
The lull in activity at Kīlauea Volcano continues. No summit collapse events have occurred since August 2, and, with the exception of a small, crusted-over pond of lava deep inside the fissure 8 cone and a few scattered ocean entries, lava stopped flowing in the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) on August 6. Sulfur dioxide emission rates at both the summit and LERZ are drastically reduced; the combined rate is lower than at any time since late 2007.
"Disaster loans" and grants for Kilauea Damage Extended Through Sept. 12

Mostly catholic charity relief updates from Guatemala

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by Cat on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 at 07:41:46 PM EST
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