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
21 Jul 2014, Republica
'Despite making progress in flood forecasting, Nepal has yet to develop sufficient mechanisms that help use real-time data for saving people´s lives. As of now, only government officials and some community persons get real-time flood data, which hardly reaches the grassroots level,' according to Om Astha Rai writing for Republica...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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