26 Jul 2016, Indian Express
In the absence of any early flood warning system, villagers in Assam are banking on abnormal animal behaviour to predict and survive sudden inundation of their houses, say researchers. Locals also rely on observation of celestial bodies, nature and meteorology. These measures and techniques are locality specific, require no external help, and are inherently scientific.
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