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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: Researchers investigate the impacts of bushfires on the Blue Mountains LGBTI community

29 Sep 2014, Univ of Sydney

'We want to encourage practices that reduce vulnerability and increase resilience among marginalised groups. Understanding the experiences of people in a location like the Blue Mountains, where there is a significant LGBTI community, will help us do that,' says Dr Gorman-Murray...


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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