Hyderabad, Aug 28: As we know that, Kerala was largely damaged by devastating rains and floods since last 20 days and the death toll in Kerala rose to 450 on Monday with the discovery of 28 more bodies as the waters recede and a massive cleanup gathers pace, government officials said.
Apart from the human loss, people in the stranded state and also the financial loss. But, the massive rainfall across the state has reportedly damaged close to 17,500 cars, worth Rs 1000 crores. The cars that are stored in stockyards of 350+ old and new dealerships were damaged.
While the private 4-wheeler users began to seek the insurance, some dealer groups outlined a plan to control the burden of loss incurred by getting the help of manufacturers. The car makers are said to be churning out a compensation plan & restocking. Kerala has got 700 auto brand dealers in automobile sector ranging from trucks, scooters, motorcycles, cars, tractors, and buses.
Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps and 15 are reported missing even as the government mounts an operation to clean homes and public places that have been filled with dirt and sand left by the floods.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet said that more than 130,000 flood-hit houses had been cleaned, or nearly a third of those affected.
Authorities are also in the process of restoring electricity connections.
People returning to their homes have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. State authorities and wildlife experts have formed teams to come to the aid of those who have found snakes in their home, according to local media.
With the death toll rising daily, Kerala authorities said: "due process will be followed to ascertain if all these deaths are flood related."
A 68-year-old man committed suicide Wednesday after seeing the state of his home at Kothad in Ernakulam district. A 19-year-old boy took his own life earlier in the week because his school certificates were destroyed by the floods, police said.
The government says that more than 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) of roads have been destroyed or damaged while a legislator said 50,000 houses had been wiped out.