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2019-08-26. Devastating Floods Hit India for the Second Year in a Row.

posted Aug 31, 2019, 8:25 PM by Alan Gould
By Jenessa Duncombe, Eos/AGU. [https://eos.org/articles/devastating-floods-hit-india-for-the-second-year-in-a-row] For GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: Extreme monsoon rains have come to India for the second year in a row, causing millions to flee their homes and leading to more than a thousand deaths since May. Several Indian states experienced extreme precipitation in early August, causing rivers to flood their banks and hillsides to give way. In the state of Kerala, on India’s southwest coast, 121 people have died, and more than 83,000 have taken refuge in relief camps, according to the Times of India. The most casualties have occurred in the state of Maharashtra, where 245 people have died, reported AccuWeather. The flooding comes on the heels of disastrous flooding last year that left nearly 500 dead in Kerala and over 1,200 causalities across India. Both 2018 and 2019 brought flooding that would be expected only once every hundred years....