Recurring floods have left Kerala's Chendamangalam weavers at the risk of a climate change-induced livelihood loss.

Ramla, a weaver, marks the top edge of the main entrance door at the veranda of her house to indicate the water level during the flood.

According to CEEW analysis, Ernakulam district has recorded a 5x increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme floods since 2010.

Ramla says that several canals, which naturally drained water in the locality, were filled over the years to build roads and houses.

According to CEEW analysis, over 64% of Kerala’s districts have undergone significant changes in land-use and land-cover attributes, triggering climate extremities.

The North Paravur Weavers Cooperative took the lead in repairing the damaged work units of about 100 weavers. But they are still wary of recurring floods.

In order to avoid a repeat of 2018, the weavers want the authorities to provide early and accurate warnings. This would help them ensure that their assets are moved to safety.

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