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Re: Floods
« Reply #350 on: June 29, 2019, 09:00:02 PM »
Looks like a repeat of last year. 

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« Reply #351 on: June 29, 2019, 09:49:53 PM »
Looks like a repeat of last year.

Hard to say, considering there are no units and no scale.

What is it you are showing?

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« Reply #352 on: June 29, 2019, 11:10:14 PM »
Siberian flooding ongoing

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« Reply #353 on: June 29, 2019, 11:11:20 PM »
It's mm of rain for the next 10 days. In most places that's already above the average for the month of June or July . And they already had some showers in the last few days. So it looks like it's plenty.

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« Reply #354 on: June 30, 2019, 10:28:35 PM »

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« Reply #355 on: July 02, 2019, 09:53:47 AM »

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« Reply #356 on: July 02, 2019, 06:49:45 PM »

Deadly Floods In Russia Leave Thousands Homeless

https://www.rferl.org/a/death-toll-raised-to-14-in-siberian-floods-13-missing/30032563.html

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North Carolina Leaders Call for Flood-Ready Infrastructure
https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-07-02/environment/north-carolina-leaders-call-for-flood-ready-infrastructure/a66965-1

RALEIGH, N.C. — After North Carolina experienced the wrath of two 500-year storms over the course of two years, there are calls for smarter federal investments on flood mitigation.

Hurricane Florence flooded more than 1,200 roads in the state in 2018, all while repair work from 2016’s Hurricane Matthew was still under way in some spots. While coastal cities bear most of the brunt of storms, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said more inland communities are facing damage.

"A lot of those people are throwing up their hands and saying, 'Enough is enough, I'm moving to higher ground,' and saying, 'I'm not going to experience another flood. I've had enough,’” Saffo said.

... More than three dozen city leaders from North Carolina recently sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, urging members to create a federal-aid highway pre-disaster mitigation program. ... "Just to make sure that when we build something, we're doing it right the first time,” he said. “Infrastructure is typically designed to last 40, 50, 60-plus years, so we need to account for risk throughout that design lifetime."

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No End in Sight for Record Midwest Flood Crisis
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/no-end-in-sight-for-record-midwest-flood-crisis/

The 2019 Mississippi River flood fight is going to slog deep into the summer — and maybe much longer.

While communities north of St. Louis are beginning the expensive path to recovery after record-breaking winter and spring precipitation and runoff, people below the Missouri River are shoveling mud from their houses and praying for a dry spell.

The Lower Mississippi Valley remains in a flood crisis as high water continues to swamp streets, homes, businesses, sewage and water treatment plants, and farm fields, including across some of the poorest counties in the United States.

... "Our flooding has been over 100 days. We have an increasingly severe homelessness situation. ... Hopes have been completely destroyed," ... "With 38.5 inches of rain, our poor folks get hit the hardest."

... The floods have also taken roughly 3 million acres of corn production out of the economy this year. That translates into a 4% reduction in income to farmers, or $4.5 billion in corn receipts, he said.
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Re: Floods
« Reply #357 on: July 03, 2019, 07:35:03 AM »

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« Reply #358 on: July 03, 2019, 08:28:24 PM »
1000 mm since friday, and more to come. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190704_03/

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« Reply #359 on: July 05, 2019, 10:56:30 PM »
On the topic of flood events in the USA's planting season.
Tamino at open mind has an interesting post on the shift in probity for extreme rainfall events in the Ohio Valley.
https://tamino.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/bet-the-farm-on-climate/
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Now to the real point. The chances of 2 inches or more precipitation higher than average used to be only about 5%. Now that chance is about 10%. The odds themselves have changed, and the odds of too much rain have changed a lot.

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« Reply #360 on: July 06, 2019, 04:15:03 AM »
Tamino gets it.
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« Reply #361 on: July 06, 2019, 05:25:49 PM »
On the topic of flood events in the USA's planting season.
Tamino at open mind has an interesting post on the shift in probity for extreme rainfall events in the Ohio Valley.
https://tamino.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/bet-the-farm-on-climate/
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Now to the real point. The chances of 2 inches or more precipitation higher than average used to be only about 5%. Now that chance is about 10%. The odds themselves have changed, and the odds of too much rain have changed a lot.

True, and the odds of 2 inches or more less than average have decreased from 5% to 1%.  The odds of too little rain have decrease even more. 

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« Reply #362 on: July 06, 2019, 08:34:09 PM »
Please Kat, add a source.

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« Reply #363 on: July 06, 2019, 09:32:41 PM »
Please Kat, add a source.

Why, when the source has been provided in the previous post?

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« Reply #364 on: July 06, 2019, 10:01:40 PM »
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The chances of 2 inches or more precipitation higher than average used to be only about 5%. Now that chance is about 10%

the odds of 2 inches or more less than average have decreased from 5% to 1%.  The odds of too little rain have decrease even more.

It is a distribution pattern so one follows from the other. What matters to the farmer is when what weather hits. You can have both in a season or maybe none, if you are lucky.
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Re: Floods
« Reply #365 on: July 07, 2019, 01:35:24 PM »
Feel free to call me a denier for this, but I see this odd feature. I added the brown box to show it, and the box doesn't cover a single point that was already in the image. Raw image link

It seems that the chances of a month below ~1" of rain have almost vanished. Of course, I would not be surprised if there is soon another month with less than ~1" of rain, but this is far longer than any previous stretch in the record.

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« Reply #366 on: July 07, 2019, 08:40:18 PM »
That basically tells you it got wetter.

One interesting thing to look at would be corn growing and if it changes during the nineties. Corn is so good at evaporation that it depressed temperatures in 2 squares of a high resolution US climate model and both were corn growing regions. One was in that state, not sure if it is in the valley.

A factor in this might be the biofuel subsidies but i don´t know when they became a thing.

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« Reply #367 on: July 08, 2019, 03:10:55 PM »
That basically tells you it got wetter.

One interesting thing to look at would be corn growing and if it changes during the nineties. Corn is so good at evaporation that it depressed temperatures in 2 squares of a high resolution US climate model and both were corn growing regions. One was in that state, not sure if it is in the valley.

A factor in this might be the biofuel subsidies but i don´t know when they became a thing.

The corn ethanol market took off around 2000, and started to slow around 2010.

https://ebionline.org/2018/09/18/the-future-of-corn-ethanol/

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« Reply #368 on: July 08, 2019, 03:26:27 PM »
That drought was part of the natural balance, for which crops and farmers have adapted to for hundreds of years, thousands in the case of native crops. If the trend continues the adaptations to drought will be useless, but they will have to invest into new adaptions for the new levels of rain, no guarantees on the results.

We know it will get warmer, precipitation will increase, seasonality will change. Yet we are expecting for farmers to adapt at the same time we are telling them they don't have to worry about adapting.

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« Reply #369 on: July 08, 2019, 03:27:13 PM »
But are places like the Great Plains getting drier?
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« Reply #370 on: July 08, 2019, 11:53:29 PM »
It's not over...

This developing low may go to trop storm. Then it gets nasty with the huge, cool low coming in from the PNW. All that moisture, and the cold front running into a TS.. I expect a huge tornado outbreak, and major flooding in the lower Miss.

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Invest-92L-Likely-be-Tropical-Storm-Gulf-Mexico-Saturday?cm_ven=cat6-widget

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« Reply #371 on: July 11, 2019, 01:04:34 PM »
But are places like the Great Plains getting drier?
Pretty much anywhere that the ground at least occasionally freezes in winter is getting wetter as winters warm up, as cold air can hold so little moisture. So... Kansas and northwards are at least? Dunno about OK & TX.

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« Reply #372 on: July 11, 2019, 01:21:40 PM »
NHC is indicating 15-20" (38-50 cm) rain potential in South / Central Louisiana from Barry.


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« Reply #373 on: July 12, 2019, 12:32:48 AM »
Re: But are places like the Great Plains getting drier?

The corn line (west of which you need irrigation for corn, about 100W) is moving east.

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« Reply #374 on: July 12, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »
Slow Moving Tropical Storm BARRY takes Aim Louisiana Coast, Goes Full Circle


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« Reply #375 on: July 13, 2019, 12:30:52 AM »
Yep, New Orleans might get destroyed, again. This time it may not even be a "level 1 hurricane" that does it. Just consistent heavy rains, high rivers, and a decent sized storm.

Will New Orleans be the first American city to be eventually abandoned? Should the government really be spending gazillions to upgrade their levies and buy a few decades (if lucky)?

People need to move a few meters above current sea level, not defend areas already below it. Have they heard of climate change?

Tropical storm "Barry"? Or Bury...
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« Reply #376 on: July 13, 2019, 01:04:42 PM »
And there is still plenty of rain comming down from west to east. And 2 typhoons are forcasted to move in from the east. https://watchers.news/2019/07/13/china-floods-2019-july-12-status/

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« Reply #377 on: July 13, 2019, 07:16:47 PM »
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Barry sent a storm surge up the Mississippi River towards New Orleans on Friday that peaked at 16.93’ above sea level—a full three feet below the tops of the levees, which protect the city to a river flood 20’ high. The Saturday morning forecast from NOAA’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service has the river rising again due to predicted rainfall, but no higher than 17.1’ through early next week, so it appears New Orleans has dodged a major bullet. Earlier this week, forecasts called for the river to crest near 20’, right at the tops of the levees in New Orleans.

New Orleans still has to contend, though, with serious rainwater flooding that may result from the expected 5+ inches of rain expected to fall on the city over the coming three days.
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« Reply #378 on: July 18, 2019, 05:09:52 PM »
Tiger, Rhinos Flee to Higher Ground in India's Flood-Hit Assam
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-tiger-rhinos-higher-ground-india.html



... Wild buffalos running in floodwaters, exhausted rhinos resting on patches of land and elephants crossing a road were some of the unusual sights as World Heritage-listed Kaziranga National Park rangers raced to reach animals struggling in the waters.

The UNESCO-recognised Kaziranga is home to two-thirds of the world's remaining one-horned rhinos and several have been spotted basking in the sun on a patches of high ground surrounded by water.

More than 50 wild animals have died so far, including some in traffic accidents, as they tried to cross a busy highway outside the park and reach the nearby Karbi hills, local media reported.

... The floods, which are in their second week, have so far killed at least 27 people in Assam, sweeping away houses and boats. Across South Asia, including Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the death toll has risen above 300 with millions of residents affected and hundreds of thousands displaced.
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« Reply #379 on: July 23, 2019, 09:14:27 PM »
Flash flooding in New York City from a line of intense thunderstorms last evening.
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13R no good. 4R no good. Might I suggest trying 22L?
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« Reply #380 on: July 24, 2019, 04:52:12 PM »
Rare Rhinos Among More Than 200 Animals Killed by India Floods
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-rare-rhinos-animals-india.html

... Forty percent of Kaziranga National Park in Assam has been left under water following 10 days of torrential rains that have also killed more than 71 people in the northeastern state.

Park director P. Sivakumar told AFP that 205 animals, including 17 one-horned rhinos, an elephant, 112 hog deer, 12 sambar deer, seven swamp deer, two buffalo, 18 wild boar and three porcupines.

He said another 16 hog deers and a sambar had been hit by speeding cars while trying to cross a highway that passes through Kaziranga.

As the waters start to recede workers fear the animal toll will rise.

Global population of one horned rhinos: approximately 3,500.

17/3500 = 0.48% - like losing 37 million people in a single natural disaster.

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« Reply #381 on: July 24, 2019, 06:21:03 PM »
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« Reply #382 on: July 24, 2019, 06:32:02 PM »
vox and tom, thanks for these, and for your very many other informative contributions to this forum.
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« Reply #383 on: July 24, 2019, 07:05:23 PM »
Indeed (and AbruptSLR, Sigmetnow), Seconded.

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« Reply #384 on: July 26, 2019, 07:18:53 PM »
Sorry, and of course Mr. Garcia and others I forgot. How to be nice without knowing how to be complete. Also sorry for the off-topic.
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« Reply #385 on: July 29, 2019, 10:09:03 PM »
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« Reply #387 on: August 02, 2019, 05:49:05 PM »
British Town at Risk of Being Submerged By Collapsing Dam
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/02/uk/whaley-dam-flooding-evacuation-intl-gbr-scli/index.html

A damaged reservoir in northern England is threatening to collapse and submerge the town of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, prompting authorities to evacuate hundreds of homes in an emergency operation.

The army, environmental agencies and firefighters from across the country are part of a task force battling to shore up the crumbling wall of Toddbrook reservoir -- which suffered extensive damage during flooding this week, Derbyshire police said in a statement.

More than 6,000 people were evacuated from the town following the partial collapse of a dam wall, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) said in a statement Thursday.



Police describe it an "unprecedented, fast-moving, emergency situation." On Thursday, officers called for the evacuation of the town's residents after images appeared showing a huge hole in the dam wall, the UK's Press Association (PA) agency reported.



On Thursday, the Environment Agency issued a "danger to life" warning covering the River Goyt.

A resident told PA that another section of the dam's spillway also collapsed on Thursday.

"It is a critical situation at this point in time. And until we're beyond that ... the risk is a material risk and that's why we've taken the action we have."

In a statement Friday, the NFCC said "it is currently anticipated that the incident will run for at least 2 to 3 days."

... Scientists say that while it's impossible to attribute a concrete weather event to climate change, the climate crisis is making episodes like this more likely.

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Whaley Bridge: Further Evacuations Over Dam Collapse Threat
https://m.dw.com/en/whaley-bridge-further-evacuations-over-dam-collapse-threat/a-49883677

Authorities have ordered more people to leave their homes in the British town of Whaley Bridge as expected rain threatens to swamp a damaged reservoir. Residents were given minutes to collect essential belongings.

Heavy rain forecast for Sunday led Derbyshire police to evacuate a further 55 homes in the town of Whaley Bridge
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« Reply #388 on: August 06, 2019, 04:41:39 PM »
Some footage from the floods in Russia. In just a couple minutes the water was a couple meters high.  Looks like a tsunami. https://www.hln.be/video/in-drie-minuten-staat-water-metershoog-in-straten~p94637

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« Reply #389 on: August 06, 2019, 04:47:26 PM »
Some footage from the floods in Russia. In just a couple minutes the water was a couple meters high.  Looks like a tsunami. https://www.hln.be/video/in-drie-minuten-staat-water-metershoog-in-straten~p94637
I am pretty sure that actually is the 2011 tsunami from Japan and this is fake news... the water reverses direction, it rises too quickly, and the weather matches the weather seen in most footage that day (it is also snowing... and it definitely is not yet snowing anywhere in Russia).

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« Reply #390 on: August 06, 2019, 05:00:28 PM »
It don't sounds like they are speaking russian.

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« Reply #391 on: August 06, 2019, 05:12:18 PM »
I was watching the Japanese tsunami yesterday .. I'm sure this is it again today . I wish I did not feel responsible .. b.c.
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« Reply #392 on: August 06, 2019, 10:27:41 PM »
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« Reply #393 on: August 07, 2019, 06:55:50 PM »
Engineers Work On Warning System for Urban Flooding Using Traffic Cameras
https://techxplore.com/news/2019-08-urban-traffic-cameras.html

It's the night of Sept. 8, 2014. Over metropolitan Phoenix, a summer monsoon collides with a dying Pacific hurricane. Rain gushes from the skies. Freeway pumps on Interstate 10 fail. Early morning commuters abandon their cars, which simply float away. Interstate 17 and U.S. 60 in Mesa also flood because pumps can't cope with the deluge. City officials close dozens of streets. The mayor of Mesa calls the flooding a "slow-moving disaster." The governor declares a statewide emergency.

... Now, a team of researchers led by Arizona State University faculty is working on a way to warn people about urban flooding.

Called Flood Aware, the idea is to use traffic cameras as eyes on intersections, measuring the observations. That data will feed into models with existing and predicted rainfall and then forecast (or report) flooding.

... The porject will use traffic cameras—ones pointed at curbs and gutters rather than cars passing by—to observe the intersections, and then use image processing algorithms to estimate the depth of the water. Estimating the depth of the water and combining it with hydraulic models of storm water systems will give information about nearby areas.

"The idea is we could take these observations, integrate that data into our existing model along with either observed or forecast rainfall data, so we can then run our model multiple times—rainfall has just happened—feed in those data points where flooding is observed, and then make a probabilistic projection of where flooding is likely to be already occurring besides those points where we don't have cameras and then we can also do that in forecast mode," Garcia said. "Now is our first field season to put some of these ideas into action."
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« Reply #394 on: August 08, 2019, 03:45:39 AM »
Baltimore, Maryland today.

Cleanup Underway After Flooding In Parts Of Baltimore City Following Heavy Rains
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A slow-moving, single stationary storm brought so much rain to Baltimore that several neighborhoods flooded in the city Tuesday evening.
Photos and videos from across social media showed what looked like a river running through the streets of Baltimore in Little Italy, Harbor East and Fells Point.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/08/06/maryland-weather-baltimore-streets-flooding-crews-swamped-with-calls/
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« Reply #395 on: August 08, 2019, 06:20:47 PM »
Myanmar Floods Force Tens of Thousands from Homes
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-myanmar-tens-thousands-homes.html




Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, as monsoon rains pummel the nation.

Aerial images from Shwegyin township in Bago region showed how the area had become a vast lake of water.

Only the rooftops could be seen of many homes lining the Sittaung river.

The most severe flooding is currently in eastern Bago region and Mon and Karen states, according to the social welfare ministry.

"There are currently over 30,000 people (across the country) displaced by floods," said director general of disaster management Ko Ko Naing.
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« Reply #396 on: August 09, 2019, 03:57:17 PM »
South India Hit by Flooding
https://dw.com/en/south-india-hit-by-flooding/a-49964319

Monsoons in southern India have devastated the state of Kerala, with 22,000 people forced to leave their homes. Floods last year were reported to be the worst in a century.

... States across India have been badly affected by floods in the last week — at least 38 people have been reported dead and 200,000 moved to safety in the western states of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Experts have warned that deforestation and increasing urbanization were at fault for the rising waters, as well as bad management of the dams across India.

... Officials warned that fuel shortages were widespread in districts which were cut off from larger cities. They also said that hundreds of villages in Maharashtra were lacking drinking water and electricity.

Floods hit Kerala in 2018. More than 200 people were killed in the disaster last August, which affected over 5 million Indians.

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« Reply #397 on: August 09, 2019, 05:33:31 PM »
Those poor people. I wish them luck and friendship.
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« Reply #398 on: August 12, 2019, 06:06:04 PM »
India Flood Toll Jumps to 190 as Roads, Highways Cut Off
https://www.dw.com/en/monsoon-floods-wreak-havoc-on-india-death-toll-up/a-49987562

The death toll from a fresh spell of monsoon-driven floods in India has jumped to 190 and affected more than a million residents, officials said on Monday.      

Heavy rain and landslides have also forced hundreds of thousands of people in southern and western India to take shelter in relief camps, while train services were canceled in several flood-hit areas.

Experts point to rising deforestation, poor urban planning and increased urbanization as the reasons behind the rise in the intensity of the floods.
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« Reply #399 on: August 12, 2019, 09:11:10 PM »
^^
More people more floods - more floods fewer people


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