Indian residents carry children as they walk through floodwaters in Chennai on December 3, 2015.  Thousands of rescuers raced to evacuate residents from deadly flooding, as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to the southern state of Tamil Nadu to survey the devastation. More than 40,000 people have been rescued in recent days after record rains lashed the coastal state, worsening weeks of flooding that has killed 269 people AFP PHOTO/STR / AFP / STRDEL        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)