India’s state Kerala is currently suffering from the worst flooding in the century. Authorities said, “More than 800,000 people are displaced, and almost 370 have died. Rescue efforts are in progress to search for the missing.
Flooding in Kerala:
Rescue Efforts :
Many affected flood victims have posted appeals on social media, informing that they cannot pass through to rescue services.
Damage Caused by the Flood:
In many areas, corpses of dead cattle are seen drifting in muddy waters as rain continues to pour. Numerous villages are entirely gone; with a vast number of crop fields and many vehicles were too overflown.
Officials evaluated that more than 10,000 kilometers of roads have been destroyed. Major airports in the state are also damaged due to flooding and are expected to remain closed until 26 August 2018. The Indian government announced that a naval air base in the city of Kochi would be opened for commercial flights starting on Monday morning.
Initially, Officials have estimated the storm damage at nearly $3 billion, which is now expected to rise. Previous reports declared that at least 250 people have died in the flooding, with 31 missing; however, according to the current situation, the death toll has reached to 370 with 800,000 people sheltered and a huge number missing.
On Sunday, in Vatican City, Pope Francis held a moment of silence during the noontime blessing to pray for Kerala flood victims.