Deadly Rains, Floods and Mudslides in Kerala Southern India

​INDIA MONSOON FLOODING
An elderly man wades through flood waters to reach a boat carrying food supplies for stranded people in Chengannur in the southern state of Kerala, India, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century.​ Aijaz Rahi / AP Photo
​INDIA MONSOON FLOODING
An elderly man wades through flood waters to reach a boat carrying food supplies for stranded people in Chengannur in the southern state of Kerala, India, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century.​ Aijaz Rahi / AP Photo

Deadly Rains, Floods and Mudslides in Kerala Southern India

Deadly floods have engulfed most regions of Kerala, a southern state of India. Heavy rains, starting early August have wiped away homes, forcing mass evacuations. Though the rains and waters have subsided, wading through the waters is still a deadly proposition. Scores have been bitten by King Cobras and alligators swept into homes and neighborhoods by the floods. More than 300 people have died. Over 300,000 people are seeking shelter in rehabilitation camps. Roads and bridges have collapsed, disabling transportation services. Officials have reported this to be the worst flooding in Kerala in a about century, with an unexpected 40-50% of excess rain during monsoon season. Joining us to discuss is BBC’s correspondent Salman Ravi. He is currently based in Kerala.