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Flood

A flood is an overflow of a body of water (rive, lake) that submerges land or the abnormal accumulation of water on the surface due to excess rainfall and rise of the groundwater level above surface on impermeable or saturated terrains. source: CRED

Australia: Warragamba Dam disaster warning - downpour now could 'devastate' western Sydney

27 Aug 2015, SMH

Caution comes from Stuart Khan, associate professor at the school of civil and environmental engineering at the University of NSW, who has been telling the state government for three years that it should never let Warragamba rise to full – because ample space is needed for flood mitigation, writes Rick Feneley for the Sydney Morning Herald...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to flood
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Bangladesh 19,279,960
2 India 15,859,640
3 China 3,972,502
4 Viet Nam 3,403,041
5 Cambodia 1,765,674
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of flood occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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