Severe floods affected the south Indian state Kerala in 2018, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was the worst flood in Kerala in nearly a century. Indian government had declared it a Level 3 Calamity, or “calamity of a severe nature”.
People wait for aid next to a makeshift raft at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. Source: Sivaram V, REUTERS