Kerala Floods - 2018

The Kerala state experienced heavy rain fall from the middle of monsoon season in India. Incessant heavy rainfall began on the intervening night of August 8-9 with landslides as water released due to opening of shutters/gates of several dams in the state. The devastating floods had swept all the things in the districts which were worst affected. The roads were submerged, no communication system was functional. At that time NDRF team called for rescue.
The NDRF had made its highest ever deployment in a single state since its raising and deputed 58 teams for fighting flood fury in the worst affected areas. Maximum teams were deployed in worst affected districts viz. Pathanamthitta, Idduki, Alappuzha, Wayanad, Kotayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Trivendrum and Mallapuram.
Despite all odds, the brave-hearts of NDRF work throughout day & night with full zeal and commitment to reach to the every people in the flood ravaged state. NDRF successfully rescued 535 persons, evacuated 24690 persons, 119 live-stocks and further shifted them to safer places. Teams also retrieved 10 dead bodies. In addition, teams also provided medical assistance to flood affected victims and assisted the state authorities in distribution of relief materials.