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An unidentified woman walks in front of her flooded home on June 23, 2018 in Alleppey, Kerala, India. Kerala experienced the worst flooding of any state in southern India during the August monsoon. (Photo: Shutterstock)

August’s monsoonal rains triggered the worst flood event in India since 1924. The extreme weather event left more than 500 people dead or missing. Government officials listed more than 23,000 homes damaged or destroyed, with even greater impacts to the commercial sector, agriculture and infrastructure.

The total economic losses (in U.S. dollars) are estimated to reach upward of $4.25 billion, according to Aon’s August Global Catastrophe Recap report, a monthly release that evaluates the impact of natural disaster events that occurred worldwide.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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