Tens of thousands of people were crowding into government-run relief
camps in southern India's Tamil Nadu state on Friday, as floods
continued to swirl despite a respite from days of relentless rains.
By late morning, state capital Chennai had seen little or no rain for almost 24 hours. The government has set up 97 relief camps, which are currently providing food and shelter to an estimated 62,000 people. But local residents were still complaining bitterly that their homes remained inundated and help from the government was either very slow or entirely absent.