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.