Tag Archive: landslide

Jun 24 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/24/13): Near 1,000 Dead in Uttarakhand, India Flooding as the Rain Continues, the Clean Up Begins in Alberta, Canada

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This Week: The rescue efforts continue in the mountainous state of Uttarakhand, India as the rain continues and near 1,000 are confirmed dead with many still missing, and the aftermath of the record flooding in Calgary and Alberta, Canada. Uttarakhand: 10,000 still stranded as rain, landslides hamper rescue operations (Times of India) Fresh rain, landslides …

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Jun 21 2013

Devastating Floods in Uttarakhand, India (Footage)

Kedarnath temple priest Dinesh Bagwari told BBC Hindi that he heard a loud explosion as a lake above the town burst its banks. “The floods arrived minutes later and everything was gone in 15 minutes,” he said. “We spent 36 hours without water or food. I saw several hundred people trapped in inhuman conditions. Five …

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Oct 01 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/1/12): Flooding in NE India and Testing Levees in the Netherlands

This week: Flooding and landslides kill almost 30 in northeast India, testing levees in the Netherlands, solving the water crisis now in the U.S., and the huge salmon run this year on the Sacramento River. Flood, landslides kill 29 in Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal (The Indian Express) In Assam, the flood situation deteriorated with 16 districts …

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Jul 20 2012

Flooding in Kyushu, Japan (Video)

In some areas almost 80cm (31in) of rain fell in just 72 hours – devastating a vast swathe of the country’s southern Kyushu island. The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of more landslides and flooding as rainfall of 11cm (4in) per hour was recorded in some areas. (Sky News) Starting last Thursday through this past …

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