Rain eased in Kerala this morning and the red alert from across the state was withdrawn, news agency ANI reported. The rescue work, however, continued round the clock as thousands were forced to remain on trees and rooftops. 357 people have died since August 8 and around 6 lakh people have been housed in 3000 relief camps across the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was taken for an aerial survey over flooded villages, pledged Rs. 500 crore in central aid and promised more helicopters, boats and other equipment.