Posted: Oct 4, 2009 6:44 AM by Associated Press
Five days of torrential rain have left at least 205 people dead and 750,000 displaced in southern India. Authorities say medical teams are rushing to the flood-devastated area today.
The floods have submerged entire villages, snapped transport and communication links and raised fears of disease spreading in relief camps crowded with people forced from their homes. Air force helicopters dropped food and drinking water packages to hundreds of villages that remained cut off after roads were submerged or washed away.