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‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences

The first-of-its-kind-ready-reckoner ‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ has been launched by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu along with the ‘Coastal Flood Warning System App (CFLOWS-Chennai). The ‘Red Atlas Map’ is prepared by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid Tamil Nadu government in effective flood mitigation in Chennai which witnessed the worst deluge in 2015. ..

What is causing heavy rainfall in Mumbai?

Year after year, the Indian city of Mumbai is brought to a standstill by the rains and the heavy outpours. Not only do these rains cause a loss of time and economic productivity but are also responsible for the deaths and destruction due to their occurrence. Rains in Mumbai Mumbai suffers from a heavy bout ..

Odisha government launches flood hazard Atlas for effective management of flood

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a unique flood hazard atlas on the basis of historic flood inundation captured through satellite imagery over the period from 2001 to 2018. It is expected to help the State manage floods more efficiently. The atlas will help the authorities to systematically plan flood control measures, to carry ..

70 people killed by rising water in Iran

Iran has began to evacuate more towns after forecasts of new round of rains and flooding, as the death toll from the recent floods after 3 weeks of heavy rainfall in which around 70 people were killed. Authorities have issued warnings for a fresh round of flooding in the regions bordering Iraq, home to a ..

Missouri keeps flooding: Poor levee system

The flood condition in the Mid west has not subsided. The flooding exposed the vulnerabilities in the levee system. The land is full of holes. There are more warning of floods. The agriculture driven economy is churning. The leeves here are aging main due to uneven regulation and are never designed to withstand such a ..

Afghanistan hit by devastating floods

Western Afghanistan has been hit by flash floods caused by heavy rains which started to spread two days ago. The floods have killed at least 35 people, completely destroyed homes and also swept through the makeshift shelters which were built to house the displaced families. As per the National Disaster Management Authority, at least 12 ..

The Mid west floods to get worse

The USA is facing an unprecedented flood season this spring. SCientists have blamed the climate change happening globally for the disaster to create chaos. The flooding has already caused 3 billion dollar damage. More rainfall is expected this week. Though this was happening with the West coast, the NOAA reported that the situation is to ..

22 states of US are on serious flooding risks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that at least 25 states and two ”thirds of 48 states will face a risk of flooding till May. The floods can be worse than the historic floods of 1993. Scientists say that melting of snow along with the spring rainfall would add to the flooding. This is ..