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
27 Nov 2014, UNISDR AP
The reason is the Rakhaine people have a strong knowledge of living on the coast and build their houses with strong timber frames with the lower floor three metres above the ground. This kept them safe from the storm surge...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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