Articles tagged "monsoon rains"

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India's monsoon rains are changing - Heavy rain and extreme floods devastate Odisha, India (again)

Heavy rains that started in Indian state of Odisha, Bay of Bengal, mid July continued through August causing deadly floods and destruction. By Sunday, August 10, 2014, death toll climbed to 45, while flood waters affected more than 3 200 000 people. Over 3 million

August 11, 2014

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Heavy flooding still battering SouthEast Asia

Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastation across South-East Asia. Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. More and more land stay submerged for weeks, even months.  with authorities reporting that more than 250 people have been

November 18, 2011

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Asian summer monsoon transforms Burmanese rivers

Arising from glaciers in the remote mountains of northern Burma (Myanmar), the Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady or Ayeyarwaddy) typically experiences its lowest water level in February, and its highest water level in August. Summertime snow and glacier

August 06, 2011

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Landslide hit the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong

THE death toll from a rain-triggered landslide in the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong has risen to 17, as five more bodies were pulled from the mud on Saturday. The victims were buried while sleeping in their tin-roofed shanty houses in the southeastern city's

July 03, 2011

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Water in India's Goa region 'unfit for bathing'

Scientists warned that water off the famed beaches of the Indian holiday state of Goa was unfit for bathing and fishing due to high levels of bacteria from untreated sewage. The National Institute of Oceanography, which is based in the former Portuguese colony, said...

July 02, 2011