In August 2018, severe flooding affected Kerala state in South India due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. Kerala’s worst floods in nearly a century, over 324 people died while were displaced and 14 districts were placed on high alert.
35 out of 42 dams in the state were opened for the first time in history and all five gates of the Cheruthoni Dam were opened at the same time after a gap of 26 years. Heavy rains in Wayanad has left the hilly district isolated.
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Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues
2018 Kerala floods
||July 2018 – ongoing
Large discharge from dams
||₹20,000 crore(US$3 billion)
In July 2018, severe flooding affected Kerala state in India due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. Kerala’s worst floods in nearly a century, over 350 people died within a month, while at least 661,000 were displaced and all 14 districts of the state, were placed on high alert