The clean-up was already underway on Monday in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala as the official death toll continued to rise.
Footage showed local residents wandering around their mud-filled homes.
Nearby, teams with diggers attempted to stem the flow of a river that was still running dangerously high.
The death toll rose to 35 on Monday, according to the latest figures reported in The Times of India.
Torrential rain has battered the coastal state since Friday (October 15), triggering landslides and causing rivers to swell.