The United States is rushing helicopters, boats, bridges, water units and other supplies to flood-hit Pakistan as part of an initial $10-million aid pledge, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Monday The Pakistani people are friends and partners, and the US is standing with them as the tragic human toll mounts from flooding in northwest Pakistan, Hillary said in a statement. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones or have been displaced from their homes and we are taking action to help, said Mrs Clinton. Meanwhile, USAID will give Pakistan$135 million in grants in the next three years for rehabilitation and reconstruction work in South Wazirastan.