Kerala monsoons

This item appears on page 18 of the October 2018 issue.

Heavy monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding in Kerala, southwestern India, in August.

On Aug. 10, a landslide killed at least 26 people and left 69 tourists temporarily trapped at a resort in Kerala's northern Wayand District.

On Aug. 16, massive floods struck Kerala, killing more than 400 people and leaving millions homeless. At press time, thousands of people were still stranded by floodwater, awaiting rescue.

Monsoon season in India began in June, but it wasn't until mid-August that water levels in Kerala reached their peak.