Monday, August 22, 2011

Flood-related loss in the India Himalaya

In eastern Himalaya, over 5,000 people were displaced with monsoonal flood in three Garo Hills districts, Meghalaya state. In adjoining Assam state, 80 % areas of the district is submerged under flood waters. Over 326,000 people are affected and crops in 69,667 ha is lost. In western Himalaya, rainfall related damages have been estimated at INR 550 million.
August 18, 19
Assam Tribune, Daily Excelsior

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