Massive flooding and widespread landslides throughout India have taken the lives of over 300 people and left over 300,000 more seeking temporary shelter in relief camps. Thousands more are stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued by immediate response teams. The state of Kerala is experiencing the worst flooding recorded in the nation’s recent history due to the presence of consistent monsoons since early July. For the first time in history, all 37 reservoir gates had to be opened to release excess water, which caused widespread inundation of both rural and urban areas.
BGR International is working with local partners trying to reach two particularly isolated districts that have had no help with rebuilding the roads and bridges that have been washed away. The loss of electricity, means of communication, and transportation have further complicated rescue and relief efforts in the area.
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