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 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.
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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