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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

Deforestation drives worsening flooding in Kashmir

7 Jul 2015, TRF

Despite substantial spending to protect its once-thick forests, Jammu and Kashmir is fast losing them to urban expansion and lack of planning among others. 'The trees along the rivers which worked as a flood defence have disappeared in the past few years and hardly any new trees have come up in their place,' said Thoru Ram, a farmer from Pragwal...


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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