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  • Hi, I`m Carl Azuz.

  • Thank you for watching this Tuesday.

  • Tuesday`s coverage on CNN 10 starts with a natural disaster taking place in Southern

  • Asia.

  • Parts of Kerala, a state in southern India are underwater.

  • The rainy season brought on by the seasonal monsoons was worst this year than it usually

  • is.

  • Indian officials say some parts of Kerala received more than twice the amount of rainfall

  • that they usually do, and that`s caused the worst

  • flooding the state has seen in almost a century.

  • Over the past couple of weeks, the rivers that crossed Kerala swelled out unto the land

  • nearby, ruining hundreds of thousands of homes.

  • More than

  • 300 people have been killed in the flooding.

  • There are some areas where there are no visible roads, just water, and some of that is filled

  • with

  • sewage, with immense potential to cause infection.

  • Fishermen have come in by the thousands to help rescue people.

  • They`ve brought their own boats, using them around the clock until they`re too

  • damage to sell anymore and they say that even some of those who need help, those whose homes

  • have been inundated with water have been reluctant to

  • leave either because they don`t trust the would be rescuers or they`re concerned that

  • their homes would be robbed once they left them.

  • Conditions

  • for people in some of the shelters aren`t much better.

  • Rescuers can only reach the most desperate by boat and by air.

  • People left stranded by raging waters by the

  • thousands.

  • No houses left here, no houses left here.

  • Almost all the houses are flooded.

  • It`s currently four feet flood has come down in

  • this particular place.

  • And when we get inside, still you can`t walk.

  • You need a boat or something like that.

  • Emergency workers among them, the Indian air force, and the national disaster response

  • force must navigate the washed out roads to

  • deliver supplies, a hand -- any help they can give.

  • On the day we were deployed here, and -- the situation was very horrifying.

  • Almost 10 feet to six feet and you can find water everywhere.

  • There are water what I will do anything else.

  • And but, today if we speak, the water is depleting.

  • The water level is coming down and down.

  • But the main work will start now.

  • The Indian state of Kerala is now a disaster zone.

  • Food is airdrop to those who can`t be reached, the injured and traumatized taken to

  • hospitals.

  • Days of deadly landslides and flash floods brought devastation worse than any they`ve

  • seen before, even here.

  • The thing is, right now, the flood which we are experiencing right now is horrible.

  • We never had such a chaos situation.

  • Every flat, every house is filled in the water.

  • Hundreds of thousands have reached shelters are still in need.

  • The thing is, there`s no toilet over here, OK?

  • There`s nothing -- not -- no sanitation, basic sanitation thing over here.

  • There`s

  • no drinking water over here.

  • We have no drinking water, the water issue is the primary -- that`s also a primary concern.

  • Every year, millions of tourists visit Kerala drawn by its rivers, its natural beauty.

  • Its natural disaster has now claimed hundreds of

  • lives.

  • Alexandra Field, CNN.

  • An ominous statistic just came out from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

  • the CDC.

  • It suggests that more Americans died of

  • drug overdoses in 2017 than in any other year in U.S. history.

  • Seventy-two thousand people are believed to have died last year from drug overdoses.

  • And this is according to the CDC`s preliminary data, which is still incomplete for states.

  • That might mean that the actual number of overdose deaths is event higher.

  • The last record for this was the one before, 2016.

  • And over the past 10

  • years, the CDC says the number of overdose deaths has doubled.

  • As far as 2017 goes, more than two-thirds of overdose deaths are being blamed on opioids.

  • This can include everything from the painkillers that

  • doctors prescribed to illegal heroine to synthetic chemicals like fentanyl, which is incredibly

  • potent, tightly controlled, but still illegally sold,

  • sometimes as a counterfeit drug for something that appears less dangerous.

  • Most of the prescription drugs that are abused are obtained from family and friends, often

  • from their medicine cabinets.

  • That`s according to an

  • assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

  • Some states are trying to deal with this by limiting doctors` ability to

  • prescribe opioids.

  • Some communities are making sure their first responders always carry opioid antidotes that

  • can save the life of someone who

  • overdoses.

  • Every 19 minutes, someone dies from an accidental drug overdose.

  • Most of the time, it`s from

  • prescription drugs like oxycodone or hydrocodone.

  • These drugs all belong to a family of drugs called opioids.

  • They are prescribed to dull pain.

  • But they also boost dopamine, giving some people a high.

  • They can also slow down your breathing and are

  • highly addictive.

  • So, why is it so easy to get hooked?

  • Well, for one, our body can build up a tolerance.

  • So, the more you use, the larger dose you need to get the same effect.

  • Secondly, you can become dependent on them.

  • In fact, your body creates natural opioids that are released when you`re hooked yourself.

  • But if you

  • habitually use painkillers, your body stops producing its own, and relies on the drugs

  • instead.

  • If you try and stop then, the body goes through

  • withdrawal.

  • Consider this: in 2012, there were 259 million prescriptions written for opioid painkillers,

  • nearly enough for every American adult and child to

  • have their own bottle of pills.

  • Look, we need to treat pain, but we also don`t need to treat everything with the pill.

  • Ten-second trivia:

  • Which of these American companies is the oldest?

  • U.S. Steel, Ford, General Electric or Walmart?

  • General Electric is created in 1892, making it the oldest company on this list.

  • General Electric, G.E. -- you probably know the company best for its famous invention,

  • the incandescent light bulb.

  • Since its funding, the company has invented thousands of products and changed American

  • life in the process.

  • Just think about all the items in

  • your kitchen that G.E. had a hand in.

  • G.E. had rolled out the first electric toaster in 1905.

  • They sold the first widely used refrigerator.

  • They repurposed the technology used in World War II to invent the microwave.

  • And it`s not just appliances, they also were responsible for the first American jet engine,

  • the x-ray machine, even the lab-grown diamond, and

  • it`s nearly 130 years in business.

  • G.E. has reinvented transportation, medical technology in a domestic realm.

  • But in recent years, it`s hit a snag.

  • Its stock performed so poorly, it was booted from the Dow.

  • It has to cut jobs, its dividends, even sold off

  • some of its most iconic businesses.

  • Some analysts say that G.E.`s problem is that it`s too complex.

  • It has its fingers in too many different

  • industries.

  • G.E. has said that it will simplify and restore itself to icon status.

  • General Electric marches on.

  • But its recent troubles have some wondering if its future isn`t so bright.

  • Every now and then, movie cars.

  • Rare and exciting vehicles made famous by the films they were in come up for sale.

  • A Ghostbusters ambulance was once on the market for $200,000.

  • Same price for the batmobile used in the 1966 TV show.

  • One little problem with the $3.5 million Aston Martin you`re about to see?

  • You can`t legally drive it on the street.

  • You`ll be using this Aston Martin DB5 with modifications.

  • Now, pay attention please.

  • Windscreen, bullet-proof, as are the side and the rear windows.

  • Revolving number plates, naturally.

  • Valid all countries.

  • Anything else?

  • Oh, sure, some fans have a bond with it.

  • And you need more than a goldfinger to buy it.

  • But if you`re Aston me, you Martin look elsewhere if

  • you got the drive to actually drive the car you were driven to buy.

  • Being street illegal is a major stop sign because you`ll never find out if it goes zero

  • to 60 in 007 seconds.

  • I`m Carl Azuz and that`s CNN 10.

Hi, I`m Carl Azuz.

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