UAE expats from Kerala say they're fearful for their family's safety as heavy rainfall continues to batter the region.
The south Indian state is under red alert as torrential rains continue to fall, taking the death toll in rain-related incidents to 84.
Many have died after being crushed under debris caused by landslides.
Sindhu Biju is a Dubai-based Keralite.
She says her parents' house has been completely flooded.
Sindhu says the floods in Kerala are the worst in a century.
Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan again this morning. We discussed the flood situation in the state. Have asked Defence Ministry to further step up the rescue and relief operations across the state. Praying for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala. @CMOKerala— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018
Meanwhile, Cochin International Airport will now be closed until August 26.
Reporting by Mohamed Suleman