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
17 Nov 2014, TRF
'Emergency response has formed the bulk of responses to flooding and drought disasters across Africa and this reactive approach should be replaced by these robust proactive approaches,' said Richard Munang, the coordinator of UNEP's Africa regional climate change programme, according to the reporter Busani Bafana...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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