Early Monsoon Rains

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EARLY MONSOON RAINS DEVASTATE INDIA AND BANGLADESH : 

EARLY MONSOON RAINS DEVASTATE INDIA AND BANGLADESH 28 July – 3 August 2007

MAP OF IMPACTED AREA : 

MAP OF IMPACTED AREA

MONSOON RAINS ARE AN ANNUAL EVENT IN INDIA : 

MONSOON RAINS ARE AN ANNUAL EVENT IN INDIA The monsoon rains sweep through India from late June to September each year. They disrupt the lives of millions of its 1.1 billion people, destroy crops, kill livestock, inundate houses, submerge roads, and adversely affect local, regional, and national economic enterprises.

MONSOON RAINS ARRIVE EARLY IN 2007 : 

MONSOON RAINS ARRIVE EARLY IN 2007 The annual monsoon rains arrived on June 28, a day early this year, bringing welcome relief from the heat for the people, and water for agriculture, … But, they also brought extreme hardship for millions of people who are already living at the margin.

MONSOON DEVASTATES INDIA AND BANGLADESH : 

MONSOON DEVASTATES INDIA AND BANGLADESH Heavy monsoon rains caused floods that inundated low-lying areas and triggered mudslides in parts of Northern India and across Bangladesh. Local rivers rose to flood levels very quickly, reducing the time available for orderly evacuations. Nineteen million were displaced from homes; others were stranded.

HEAVY RAINS DEVASTATE INDIA AND BANGLADESH : 

HEAVY RAINS DEVASTATE INDIA AND BANGLADESH Crops, livestock, and livelihoods for millions were destroyed. Millions needed emergency food and water. At least 660 were killed. Evacuations occurred on foot and by car and boat. Even rare rhinos were observed moving to higher ground.

FLOODS IN BANGLADESH : 

FLOODS IN BANGLADESH Heavy rainfall, melting snow in the Himalayan mountains, and runoff from concurrent flooding in China, have combined to cause near-record flooding in Bangladesh. At present, over 50 percent of Bangladesh is now under water.

COMMUTING DURING DOWNPOUR IN AMITSAR, INDIA: JULY 10 : 

COMMUTING DURING DOWNPOUR IN AMITSAR, INDIA: JULY 10

GOING TO SCHOOL IN HYDERABAD: JULY 23 : 

GOING TO SCHOOL IN HYDERABAD: JULY 23

MONSOON CLOUDS GATHER OVER JAMMU, INDIA: JULY 23 : 

MONSOON CLOUDS GATHER OVER JAMMU, INDIA: JULY 23

TRANSPORTING GRASS FOR CATTLE IN JHARJAON: JULY 29 : 

TRANSPORTING GRASS FOR CATTLE IN JHARJAON: JULY 29

MUMBAI, INDIA: AUGUST 3, 2007 : 

MUMBAI, INDIA: AUGUST 3, 2007

MUMBAI : 

MUMBAI India’s financial capital, Mumbai, is a sprawling metropolis of 15 million people.

REPAIRING DAMAGED ROAD IN MUMBAI : 

REPAIRING DAMAGED ROAD IN MUMBAI

PEOPLE WADING THROUGH FLOODS IN MUMBAI : 

PEOPLE WADING THROUGH FLOODS IN MUMBAI

1 MILLION STRANDED IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA : 

1 MILLION STRANDED IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA

EVACUATING HOMES IN MADAN-ABORI (95 KM FROM GAUHATI) : 

EVACUATING HOMES IN MADAN-ABORI (95 KM FROM GAUHATI)

FLOODS IN BANGLADESH : 

FLOODS IN BANGLADESH Over 50 percent of Bangladesh was under water. Approximately 2 million people were displaced. Flooding displaced 50,000 people in the region around Sirajganj.

FLOODS IN SIRAJGANJ, BANGLADESH: AUGUST 2 : 

FLOODS IN SIRAJGANJ, BANGLADESH: AUGUST 2

FLOODS IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH: JULY 26 : 

FLOODS IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH: JULY 26

NOT YET AS BAD AS IN 2006 : 

NOT YET AS BAD AS IN 2006 In 2006, more than 1,000 were killed, primarily by drowning, and from mudflows and collapse of houses. But the monsoon season is not over yet.

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