Ground Report | New Delhi: Climate Change is Real; Coastal areas around the world are at risk of flooding from rising sea levels, and the culprit is global warming caused by climate change. Floods and landslides are common during India’s monsoon season between June and September, although the conditions are not unpredictable, the magnitude is unprecedented.
The heaviest rainfall in 1000 years in China’s Henan Province
The oncoming storm In-Fa has carried atmospheric water along with wind currents causing heavy rains and damage. At least 25 people have been killed and a total of 1.24 million people have been affected by the floods and 160,000 people have been evacuated.
Unprecedented rainfall was observed in Germany
A fierce storm and continuous rains caused rivers and streams to flood cities and villages, with Germany’s Schulz being the hardest hit by the disaster. The catastrophic flash floods have deprived thousands of people of access to drinking water, electricity and gas. The death toll has risen to at least 171, another 764 people have been injured, and 155 people are still missing.
London and southern England hit by torrential rains and floods
The city of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire was the most affected. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Services said they responded to more than 160 flooding incidents in the span of a few hours during the evening of 09 July 2022. UK national weather.
Flood in Maharashtra,
Torrential monsoon rains have led to landslides and flooding of low-lying areas, with at least 112 people feared dead in Maharashtra. The west coast received 594 mm of rain in 24 hours, forcing the authorities to evacuate people from vulnerable areas. So far 138 people have lost their lives and more than 135,000 people have been evacuated so far.
Heavy flood alert in Himachal Pradesh
The flash floods triggered by heavy rains washed away buildings and cars at many places in Kangra district. Three people died and nine others, including four women, are missing. Many people have been rendered homeless as their houses have been damaged due to water logging in the drains. The district administration has clarified that there was no cloudburst in the area and the houses damaged due to floods were illegal constructions.
Floods and landslides in Karnataka
Nine people have died and three are missing in Karnataka so far, after torrential rains lashed many parts of the state. A total of 31,360 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas, while 22,417 people are taking shelter in 237 relief camps opened by the government.
Incessant rains cause the worst floods in decades in Goa
The rains have submerged roads and bridges, damaged homes and property worth crores and forced the evacuation of over 400 people. Rivers across the state including Mhadei (Mandovi), Chapora, Dudhsagar, Khandepar and Valwanti have reported floods. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the state is witnessing floods of this magnitude for the first time.