Thursday, August 16, 2018

#BreakingNews Worst Flooding in History for Kerala, India with 97 Dead and 85,000 displaced - Please Pray

Floods in the southern State of Kerala, India have killed 97 people and displaced around 85,000. The excess flood waters were caused by heavy monsoon rains.
UPDATE: MSN News reports that the Death Toll is now at 324 with many missing and over 200,000 people in camps in need of food and medicines.

Many of those who died were crushed under debris caused by landslides. The Cochin International Airport, has been closed until 18 August due to a flooded runway. India's meteorological department has issued a "red alert" in the state. "We're witnessing something that has never happened before in the history of Kerala," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. "Almost all dams are now opened. Most of our water treatment plants are submerged, motors are damaged." He added explained that the failure of state government of Tamil Nadu to release water from a dam had made the situation worse. Kerala has 41 rivers flowing into the Arabian sea. There are relief camps on the outskirts of the city of Cochin.  Camp officials are providing hot food and medicines to prevent infections. "There are heavy rains every year but the city has never been flooded so badly," says Mini Eldho, a district official, who is also living in a camp.
Please Pray for the the people of India....

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