Disaster Response Update: Flooding in Kerala, India

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Massive flooding and widespread landslides have taken the lives of over 300 people in the southern state of Kerala, India, and more than 300,000 are seeking temporary shelter in relief camps. Thousands of people are stranded on rooftops, as well, and awaiting rescue. Kerala is experiencing the worst flooding in living memory due to heavy rains that started in July. For the first time in the history, all gates for the state’s 37 reservoirs have been opened to release excess water.

BGR local partners are working to reach two isolated districts that currently are unassisted. The roads and bridges there also have been washed away, and the loss of electricity, communication, and transportation have complicated rescue and relief efforts. If you would like to help, please give to the BGR Disaster Response Fund to support relief efforts.

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