Unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed at least 180 people in just the past few days, according to local officials.
On Friday, the region’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it’s the worst flooding he’s seen in a century. “80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223,139 people are in about 1,500+ relief camps,” he tweeted, referring to the overall death toll in Kerala so far this monsoon season. India’s monsoon season typically lasts from June to September.
According to the BBC, it’s normal for Kerala to experience high rainfall during this time, but the India Meteorological Department said it had been hit with almost 40 percent more than usual because of a “spell of low pressure over the region.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading to the region Friday evening to assess the damage.
Here’s what he’s likely to see.