Incessant rains over the past few days wreaked havoc in Kerala leaving 324 dead and thousands of locals and tourists stranded without shelter, access clean water and medical facilities. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been jointly carrying out rescue operations round-the-clock.

With a fresh red alert having been issued for the worst hit areas over the coming few days, the Government of Kerala has issued a special appeal requesting citizens to come together in support of Kerala.