The state has seen the worst flooding in the living memory, due to heavy rains continuing since July. The chief minister has described the situation as "very grim" and sought support for relief and recovery. For the first time in the history of Kerala, all the gates of 37 reservoirs had to be opened to release excess water, which caused widespread inundation of rural as well as urban areas. The State Police, Fire force, and even the armed forces are engaged in rescue operations.
Kerala floods disaster response - India | ReliefWeb
Jump to navigation. Monsoon floods have killed over people and laid waste to homes and farmland in Kerala -- but its spirit, the defiant, hopeful pulse of a people working to rebuild their lives, remains unshattered. To read about volunteers in Kochi working overtime to compile and dispatch relief packages, or contemplate a senior citizen being rescued in a cooking utensil in Thrissur, is to watch human nature soar to its noblest pitch. In Malappuram, a central district that stretches from the coast to the Tamil Nadu border, a fisherman let three women step on his back and into a boat whose sides were too high. Back in Kochi, a message of thanks was painted in bold, white letters on a rooftop; it was for the Navy's rescue of two women from the area. In Aluva district, the Navy airlifted and flew to safety a pregnant woman paralysed from the waist down. A college student from Thrissur, who faced vicious online trolling when a newspaper reported that she travelled long distances to sell fish for a living, contributed Rs 1.
On 16 August , severe floods affected the south Indian state Kerala , due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. All 14 districts of the state were placed on red alert. Thirty-five  out of the fifty-four  dams within the state were opened, for the first time in history. All five overflow gates of the Idukki Dam were opened at the same time, and for the first time in 26 years 5 gates of the Malampuzha dam of Palakkad were opened. The deluge has been considered an impact of the global warming.
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