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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

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UNDP and Papua New Guinea goverment to establish flood early-warning system

23 Apr 2015, UNDP Papua New Guine

'By increasing the weather and climate information available to decision makers, this program will enhance the ability of governments and communities of Papua New Guinea to prepare for extreme climate events, build greater resilience and successfully adapt to a changing climate,' said Roy Trivedy, UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea...


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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