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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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