Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was mainly affected in 1929’s major flood. In 1950, nearly 100 people lost their lives due to the overflow of the Jhelum river. A massive glacial flood originated from 4 days of continuous rain whipped the valley & the city in 1959. In 1992’s flood, around 200 people lost their lives & 60,000 people got marooned. There was a half an hour cloud burst, which lead to flash floods in the Leh-Ladakh region in 2010 causing extensive
Most of the damage is caused in the rural areas leaving the people poorer and starving. In 1954 nearly half of Dibrugarh town was washed away by the flood. The earthquake of 1950 caused changes in land in the Brahmaputra valley and also changes in the normal cloodourse of the Brahmaputra rivers. Excessive loads of sediment carried by the river due to earthquake. Another main reason of child trafficking is Assam is severely affected by natural calamities like erosion for which large scale migration took place to metros.
Introduction The definition of natural disasters is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth. The severity of a disaster is measured in lives lost, economic loss, and the ability of the population to rebuild. All natural disasters cause loss in some way. Fields saturated in salt water after tsunamis take years to grow crops again. Homes destroyed by floods, hurricanes, cyclones, landslides and avalanches, a volcanic eruption, or an earthquake are often beyond repair or take a lot of time to become livable again.
In addition, rising temperatures has allowed air to store more water vapor which can lead to intense rain storms. An excess amount of water can create the risk of flooding and unfortunately, most of the water ends up drifting into rivers and streams doing little to dampen soil (“climaterealityproject.org”). Climate change has also taken an extreme toll on glaciers and ice caps which hold up to sixty eight percent of Earth’s fresh water (“nationalgeographic.org”). Since the 1900’s glaciers and ice caps have been melting but recently scientists have discovered that they have been disappearing now faster than ever (Glick, “The big thaw”). A recent study
Natural disasters are sudden and major adverse events caused by forces of environment that result in destruction of human life and infectious organisms, including the destruction of property. These natural processes of Earth causes a wide range of aftermaths, for instance the earthquakes, flood, tsunamis, windstorms, volcanic eruptions and other geologic processes. According to Chand (2014), the Himalayan Tsunami that happened in Uttarakhand has caused a total of 5,748 people been presumed dead by the State Govt. and hundreds of buildings and houses lay in ruins. The most prominent of natural disasters will be examined including hydrological, geological, and climatological disaster (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1).
Weather Weather is anything that refers to wind, atmosphere, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. There are many different aspects of weather that can affect many people’s daily lives. Weather can be very destructive or manipulated to help people with many different things. Farming industries depend on rain and certain climates to be successful. However, flash floods and electrical storms can destroy people’s homes and many buildings, putting many people out of work in some cases.
This essay will serve to inform to people and broaden their knowledge about floods in general and especially in Namibia. This essay discusses the effects of floods on people and a country’s economy also looking at the current flood that is happening in the north and central of Namibia. People are the most affected by floods. People’s houses are being flooded during floods, schools are closed, they lose their cattle and crops and their health and lives are at stake. According to Shaanika (2017) there has been at least 23, 581 learners that have been sent home or whose schools were flooded in the Omusati region and in Oshakati region over 250 people have been moved and approximately 70 reported dead also in due to drowning in Omusati region.
but have later subsided to knee or ankle-deep level.,” Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta even said that it was the worst flood they ever encountered after typhoon Maring. Oreta mentioned three barangays namely, Maysilo, Panghulo and Tonsuya which have been the most heavily affected by residual flood. (Barigga, 2013). Oreta also told the media that 1,600 families or 7,500 are affected by the said calamity. All barangays in Malabon were flooded due to heavy rains and that even their city hall was submerged to water.
Still people are forced to drink. If we drink dirty water then the bacteria, viruses and harmful chemicals or particles will go inside our body. It would harm our body and we could have many bad diseases. The outcome could be very bad too. Every year, 1.8 million people die of diseases like Diarrhea and Cholera which are because of dirty water.
Most importantly, landslides can result to huge damage and loss of life There are many different causes which can result to a disastrous landslides. Both natural factor and man-made factor could trigger to the occurrence of a landslide. Naturally, a prolonged, heavy rainfall is the main cause as to why landslides happen. If a slope is saturated and lubricated from the rainwater, there will be less friction to overcome, resulting the slope to collapse. Natural events such as earthquake and volcanic eruption ensue landslide to happen simply from dislodged materials and earthquake tremors.The occurrence of earthquakes in steep