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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

Fiji: Whole village relocated after landslide and cyclone disasters

21 Jul 2016, Floodlist

The village of Tukuraki in Ba, Fiji, will be moved and relocated to a safer area, away from the threat of landslides and other natural hazards. Its vulnerable location has resulted in a recent wave of disasters while still struggling to recover from the previous. A new site was selected with a geo-technical assessment completed by the Mineral Resources Department.



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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