India is among the countries that are most seriously affected by floods. Of its total geographical area of 329 million hectares, more than 40 million hectares is susceptible to floods. Recurrent floods that coincide with monsoon cause huge loss of life, property and crops every year. Here’s a look…
How much damage do floods cause in India?
GUWAHATI: The overall flood situation in Assam improved further on Tuesday with all the major rivers in the state flowing below the danger level, even as two more persons lost their lives, taking the death toll in flood-related incidents to 28.
Heavy and incessant rainfall in Kokrajhar district led to the death of two persons in Dotma, according to a report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
At least five of these flood-affected states have been placed on high risk on two other hazards—cyclone and heat wave
West Bengal has the highest risk of Cyclone, followed by Odisha, Andhra, Gujarat and Kerala
At least 100 cyclone prone districts have been studied for the purpose
While the water level in the rivers of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur are receding, it is maintaining a rising trend in the six affected districts of Assam
Two persons died in Cachar and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley of Assam since yesterday, taking the death toll in the state to 14
TNN | Updated: Jun 15, 2018, 03:21 IST
Heavy rain and flooding in the last 48 hours have claimed the lives of nine people across Assam, Tripura and Manipur
It has also led to disruption in train services and rendered thousands of people homeless
In Tripura, three people lost their lives after being swept away by flood waters and one was killed in landslides