Ahmer Ali, 28, returned with six family members to find his house virtually destroyed and his rice crop gone. This plight is not shared by Ahmer and his family alone; thousands of southern Indians were affected by the floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states by torrential rains after severe drought.
This natural disaster killed at least 269 people and the damages in the two states are estimated to be $4.6 billion. The torrential rains were the worst in decades and displaced more than 2 million people. The water has now slowly started to recede and people are slowly moving back to their ‘home’. Continue reading