Updated on 14 August 2019
Severe rain and flooding continue in the states of Karnataka, Keral, Mahrashtra and Gujarat.
At least 255 people have been killed (88 in Kerala, 54 in Karnataka, 49 in Maharashtra and
31 in Gujarat) in floods and related incidents. Connectivity has been affected as several
states and national highways are damaged.
The India Meteorological Department of Bangalore issued a yellow alert (be aware and
plan ahead for travel disruptions) to some districts of Karnataka for the next five days.
As rains are predicted to continue for the next couple of days, flash floods and mudslides
will continue to impact the region and may impact locals and rescue teams.
Heavy rainfall which could lead to continued or worsening flooding
Downed trees and infrastructure, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
Road closures and train delays
Cancelled or delayed flights
Power outages in homes and places of work
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Monitor local news and weather media for updates
Allow extra time for travel
Avoid traveling through flooded areas
Keep extra bottled water in lodging
Keep electronics charged
Check with airline for possible flight delays or cancellations
Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy or your preferred alert system.
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